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'''''Underkill''''' is a 1979 novel by the science fiction writer James White. White is best known for his {{Sector General}} series of stories; this is a stand-alone novel, and is ''much'' darker.

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'''''Underkill''''' is a 1979 novel by the science fiction writer James White. White is best known for his {{Sector General}} ''Literature/SectorGeneral'' series of stories; this is a stand-alone novel, and is ''much'' darker.



* WellIntentionedExtremist - There are ''far'' too many.


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* WellIntentionedExtremist - There are ''far'' too many.

many.


* LastDJ - Reynolds

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* LastDJ TheLastDJ - Reynolds


Underkill is a 1979 novel by the science fiction writer James White. White is best known for his {{Sector General}} series of stories; this is a stand-alone novel, and is ''much'' darker.

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Underkill '''''Underkill''''' is a 1979 novel by the science fiction writer James White. White is best known for his {{Sector General}} series of stories; this is a stand-alone novel, and is ''much'' darker.


* ColourCodedForYourConvenience - Medics get to ride white horses.

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* CrapsackWorld - Sadly, yes. This is a very dark setting compared with nearly all of the author's other works.


* Hospital Hottie - Professor Donnelly . Too bad he doesn't seem interested in romance.

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* Hospital Hottie HospitalHottie - Professor Donnelly . Too bad he doesn't seem interested in romance.

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* Hospital Hottie - Professor Donnelly . Too bad he doesn't seem interested in romance.


* Colour-CodedForYourConvenience - Medics get to ride white horses.

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* Colour-CodedForYourConvenience ColourCodedForYourConvenience - Medics get to ride white horses.

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* Colour-CodedForYourConvenience - Medics get to ride white horses.


* PetTheDog - There's a ''lot'' of this. As a sort of balance....

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* PetTheDog - There's a ''lot'' of this. As a sort of balance....And it is really necessary for the persons concerned.



* Sadist Teacher - The quietly spoken educator who isn't worried even if a child ''dies''.

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* Sadist Teacher SadistTeacher - The quietly spoken educator who isn't worried even if a child ''dies''.


The setting is a few decades after a world-wide energy crisis called the "Powerdown". Energy supplies are scarce - a major source of electricity is from adults and children "walking the wheels". Food is also strictly rationed, and the rations are rarely big enough.

Large numbers of people die every year from violence, terrorism, sickness, starvation and suicide, and at the bottom of society things are particularly harsh. However aspects of society is still civilised, and the novel centres on a married couple, Ann and Malcolm, who are lucky enough to be medics in a hospital with a worldwide reputation.

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The setting is a few decades after a world-wide energy crisis called the "Powerdown". Energy supplies are scarce - a major source of electricity is from adults and children "walking the wheels". Food is also strictly rationed, and the rations are rarely big enough.

often inadequate.

Large numbers of people die every year from violence, terrorism, sickness, starvation and suicide, and at the bottom of society things are particularly harsh. However aspects of society for many people life is still fairly civilised, and the novel centres on a married couple, Ann and Malcolm, who are lucky enough to be medics in a hospital with a worldwide reputation.


* BeforeTimes - The hospital has some very sophisticated equipment dating back to pre-Powerdown times, but Reynolds is suspicious.

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* BeforeTimes TheBeforeTimes - The hospital has some very sophisticated equipment dating back to pre-Powerdown times, but Reynolds is suspicious.


* Beforetimes - The hospital has some very sophisticated equipment dating back to pre-Powerdown times, but Reynolds is suspicious.

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* Beforetimes BeforeTimes - The hospital has some very sophisticated equipment dating back to pre-Powerdown times, but Reynolds is suspicious.

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* Beforetimes - The hospital has some very sophisticated equipment dating back to pre-Powerdown times, but Reynolds is suspicious.


As terrorist outrages escalate, Ann and Malcolm meet up with with a police inspector called Reynolds. He is trying to make sense of why the terrorist groups exist and who is encouraging them. Reynolds suspects there is some kind of conspiracy at work - if you look really hard, so many government officials look ''very'' alike. Are they human?

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As terrorist outrages escalate, Ann and Malcolm meet up with with a police inspector called Reynolds. He is trying to make sense of why the terrorist groups exist and who is encouraging them. Reynolds suspects there is some kind of conspiracy at work - if you look really hard, so many government officials look ''very'' alike. Are they human?

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