Ambulance Ship

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Ambulance Ship
First edition
Author James White
Cover artist Dean Ellis
Country United States
Language English
Series Sector General
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Del Rey Books
Publication date
Media type Print (hardcover)
Pages 184 pp
ISBN 0-345-28513-1
OCLC 5883469
Preceded by Major Operation
Followed by Sector General

Ambulance Ship is a 1979 science fiction short story collection by Northern Irish author James White, part of his Sector General series.[1]


  • "Contagion" – An ancient sleeper ship is found whose last occupants died only months before. The rescue ship and ambulance crews come down with a mysterious illness.
  • "Quarantine" – The sole survivor from a spacewreck is brought back to the hospital, and stuns everyone by downing half the surgical team.
  • "Recovery" – A ship is found with absolutely no visible markings. A torture corridor inside beats on whatever passes, including a violent non-sentient and a telepathic sentient who communicates with the ambulance staff about the Blind Ones' need.

The 1980 Corgi edition has "Spacebird" as the first story.


  1. ^ James White Information.