Also known as Dark Inferno.
The passengers were the usual varied lot, some nervous, some boisterous, some smart-aleck, some quiet.
The ship's Medical Officer was brand new and didn't anticipate having to do much more than take care of a few queasy stomachs and bruises among his charges - from learning how to handle weightlessness...
It was a routine trip.
And so was the safety drill.
Until the disaster call went out.
James White is the creator of the famed Sector General stories about a huge intergalactic, multi-species hospital. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1928 and has lived there his entire life. White's writing is particularly noteworthy for endlessly inventive aliens and alien environments. He has been writing science fiction since 1953. Besides the Sector General stories and novels, perhaps his most famous works are the novel The Watch Below, and the Hugo nominated story "Custom Fitting." In addition to his professional work, James White has been a mainstay of Irish Fandom for more than forty years, contributing distinguished and creative essays to fanzines like Slant and Hyphen.