On the whole weird and wonderful planet there were only thirty-seven
patients requiring treatment, and they varied widely both in size
and in their degree of physical distress.
In short-story terms, Major Operation the Novel starts with an earthquake
and builds up to a climax. (Sam GoldwynTM.) “. . . there
is very little to say except that the poisoned and polluted living
planet that was the patient in those stories ‘Meatball’
and ‘Major Operation’ required treatment on such a vast
scale that the operation was a military one as well as a medical
one ” (from ‘The Secret History of Sector General’’).
I didn’t mention the ‘living planet’ part before
now. How very careful of me.
Synopsis by Graham Andrews
- NEW WRITINGS IN SF 18, ed John Carnell, Corgi,
- NEW WRITINGS IN SF 18, Dennis Dobson, June
- Also in Major Operation (see under Books)