History Literature / SectorGeneral

18th Jan '18 10:43:12 AM roxana
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** An immature member of a protean shapeshifting species comes to the station for a farewell visit to its dying parent, and is panicked into flight by the assembly of strange aliens who greet it. How do you find a frightened teenager who can look like "anything" from a patient to a piece of equipment?

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** An immature member of a protean shapeshifting species comes to the station for a farewell visit to its dying parent, and is panicked into flight by the assembly of strange aliens who greet it. How do you find a frightened teenager who can look like "anything" ''anything'' from a patient to a piece of equipment?
18th Jan '18 10:42:03 AM roxana
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** An immature member of a protean shapeshifting species comes to the station for a farewell visit to its dying parent, and is panicked into flight by the assembly of strange aliens who greet it. How do you find a frightened teenager who can look like "anything" from a patient to a piece of equipment?
5th Jan '18 5:35:15 PM Wyldchyld
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* InterspeciesRomance: Thoroughly subverted. There are no cross-species romantic relationships, but since Educator tapes transfer the donor's personality as well as its medical knowledge, a tape carrier might find itself cued in to members of the donor's species in addition to its own. Dr. Conway runs afoul of this with a ELNT Melfan tape: "Half of (Conway's mind) insisted that the whole affair was ridiculous, while the other half thought lovingly of that gorgeously marked carapace and generally felt like baying at the moon." Cue {{Squick}} or [[FetishFuel Fetish]], as appropriate.

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* InterspeciesRomance: Thoroughly subverted. There are no cross-species romantic relationships, but since Educator tapes transfer the donor's personality as well as its medical knowledge, a tape carrier might find itself cued in to members of the donor's species in addition to its own. Dr. Conway runs afoul of this with a ELNT Melfan tape: "Half of (Conway's mind) insisted that the whole affair was ridiculous, while the other half thought lovingly of that gorgeously marked carapace and generally felt like baying at the moon." Cue {{Squick}} or [[FetishFuel Fetish]], as appropriate.
1st Jan '18 2:45:46 PM Clanger00
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** Apparently male and female brains are wired differently in real life, so this could be plausible.
8th Dec '17 10:29:15 AM WaterBlap
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* TheFinalFrontier
25th Nov '17 5:26:41 AM Bissek
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* UnusualEuphamism: "I'm not myself", in Sector General parlance, means that the person saying that has one or more tape personalities active that could be influencing their decision making process.

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* UnusualEuphamism: UnusualEuphemism: "I'm not myself", in Sector General parlance, means that the person saying that has one or more tape personalities active that could be influencing their decision making process.
25th Nov '17 5:26:03 AM Bissek
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* AchievementsInIgnorance: O'Mara invented Diagnosticians by accident. He suggested a doctor run with multiple tapes at once during an operation so that the interactions between the personalities would cancel out their individual quirks so that he could concentrate on the skillsets needed to do the task at hand. It ended up allowing the doctor to combine surgical techniques from the different tapes as well, resulting in a more successful operation than anyone expected.


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* UnusualEuphamism: "I'm not myself", in Sector General parlance, means that the person saying that has one or more tape personalities active that could be influencing their decision making process.
18th Jun '17 4:35:34 PM nombretomado
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ThatOtherWiki describes the series as "a manifestation of White's pacifistic philosophy," and it certainly has a charm that extends past the actual quality of writing.

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ThatOtherWiki Wiki/ThatOtherWiki describes the series as "a manifestation of White's pacifistic philosophy," and it certainly has a charm that extends past the actual quality of writing.
15th May '17 7:22:24 PM nombretomado
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A twelve-book series by James White, about a huge hospital space station serving a sector of space populated by dozens of sentient races. White grew up in [[TheTroubles Belfast]], and wished to create a {{science fiction}} series that did not rely on violence to provide excitement. Since "known space" is [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale largely an oxymoron]], new species are often introduced.

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A twelve-book series by James White, about a huge hospital space station serving a sector of space populated by dozens of sentient races. White grew up in [[TheTroubles [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles Belfast]], and wished to create a {{science fiction}} series that did not rely on violence to provide excitement. Since "known space" is [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale largely an oxymoron]], new species are often introduced.
1st May '17 8:30:12 AM Leporidae
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* ItIsDehumanising: Averted, as all characters of a different species to a novel's point-of-view character are referred to as "it" throughout. Gender should be irrelevant to people of a different species, as InterspeciesRomance is strongly deprecated and other species' definitions of gender might be outright confusing or incomprehensible.

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* ItIsDehumanising: Averted, as all characters of a different species to a novel's point-of-view character are referred to as "it" throughout. Gender should be irrelevant to people of a different species, as InterspeciesRomance is strongly deprecated and other species' definitions of gender might be outright confusing or incomprehensible. Or as a Nidian male teaching doctor explains to his students: alien gender issues are a subject it is safest to avoid altogether.



** Or as a Nidian male teaching doctor explains to his students: alien gender issues are a subject it is safest to avoid altogether.
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