Alan E. Nourse
In this gripping page-turner from well-regarded sci-fi scribe Alan E. Nourse, a group of scientists has finally stumbled across a cure for the common cold. One particularly egotistical member of the team, the ironically named Dr. Coffin, is determined to capture the limelight and receive all of the accolades. But what appeared at first to be a medical miracle may have unintended consequences that no one could have foreseen.
Sci-fi author Alan E. Nourse used his preternatural skill at creating engaging tales about the future to help pay his way through medical school. Many of his tales are concerned with themes such as medical ethics, emerging technologies, and the many ways that science can impact culture and society. Consignment is a tightly plotted short story that will please fans of golden-era science fiction.
Take an unforgettable celestial voyage with sci-fi luminary Alan E. Nourse in the classic short story Derelict. When an intrepid crew of skywatchers spots a mysterious star ship, they're initially elated by the once-in-a-lifetime find. But their discovery brings with it a slew of unanswered questions—and potentially deadly consequences.
5) Star Surgeon
This sci-fi classic from famed author Alan E. Nourse skillfully blends interesting speculation about future technologies and scientific practices and resonant social themes that are still relevant today, such as the lasting effects of prejudice and segregation. The novel tells the story of Earth's quest to join the Galactic Federation, which requires that member planets have a skill or technology that will be a valuable contribution to the group....