This World is Taboo – Murray Leinster

Med Ship #4 Calhoun is a Med Ship man, responsible for human health across a wide swathe of space. But now he’s been called out to a sector where the Med Service screwed up, badly. With one world starving to death, and the other deathly afraid of plague, Calhoun and his alien pet and partner Murgatroyd will have to find a way to save both. As with The Mutant Weapon, another in Murray Leinster’s Med…

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The Mutant Weapon – Murray Leinster

Med Ship #1 Calhoun represents the Med Service – one of the few universal ties in a far-flung human culture. But when he comes to Maris III on a routine inspection, he finds far more than he expected – a murderous reception and mysterious plague. But a Med Service man has responsibilities, and nothing will stand in his way. I’ve enjoyed Murray Leinster’s short stories, and one thin, light novel. I was surprised to find…

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Gateway to Elsewhere – Murray Leinster

With the aid of a magic coin, Tony Gregg travels from New York to the country of Barkut.finding adventure and romance on the way. I’d previously only read Leinster’s short fiction, I think. I liked it. This longer piece is just as good, style-wise. The story of a New York misfit who finds a way to travel to an alternate universe, it’s a fun, sometimes funny piece of light SF. The attitudes (towards women and…

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