O'Mara's Orphan / Medic
|O’Mara’s Orphan / Medic
The alien occupying O'Mara's sleeping compartment weighed roughly
half a ton, possessed six short, thick appendages which served both
as arms and legs and had a hide like flexible armour plate.
The muscular medic called O'Mara* is more like Vince (Ben Casey)
Edwards than Richard (Dr. Kildare) Chamberlain. Early job
evaluation: "Approved Suitable for Heavy Sustained Labour."
He practically built Sector Twelve General Hospital with his own
two pork-butcher hands. 'O'Mara's Orphan' -- stuff Medic --
is a massive FROB Hudlar wee'un placed in the tender loathing care
of you-know-who. ("Junior was hungry again . . . "!)
Popeye never had as much trouble with Swee'pea. O'Mara finally
joins the medical staff, however, and the rest is far from silent.
* I for one, believe his full name to be James W(hite) O'Mara.
Synopsis by Graham Andrews
- NEW WORLDS No 90, January 1960
- WORLDS APART, Blackie, September 1966
- Hospital Station (As 'Medic': see under Books)
- The White Papers (see under Books).