Novelette, 11500 words
Russell moved towards the damaged section of the Station, sliding
his foot magnets slowly over the buckled areas of the hull, lifting
them carefully when twisted jagged-edged metal threatened the
fabric of his spacesuit.
"Accidents are going to happen in space when interplanetary travel
becomes a fact. The most important on ship, space station
or extrterrestrial base will be the doctors -- and they will have
to discover new methods of treatment under very unearthly conditions."
The title + foregoing blurb may be self-axplanatory -- runaway
spaceship Queen of Darkness collides with Venusian space station,
take it from there -- but don't let that put you off. Dr.
(Gerald) Mathewson, of 'Assisted Passage'/Allen Drive fame, makes
a fleeting guest appearance.
Synopsis by graham Andrews