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Badge of Infamy and The Sky is Falling
Badge of Infamy and The Sky is Falling
Author: Lester del Rey
Badge of Infamy: — The computer seemed to work as it should. The speed was within acceptable limits. He gave up trying to see the ground and was forced to trust the machinery de?signed for amateur pilots. The flare bloomed, and he yanked down on the little lever. — It could have been worse. They hit the ground, bounced twice, and turned over. The ...  more »
ISBN: 115404
Publication Date: 1973
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Publisher: Ace
Book Type: Paperback
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The description listed with Badge of Infamy is a snippet from the book, but not one that has much to do with what the book is about. The plot follows the story of a doctor who has been ostracized from his profession by a medical "lobby" which has taken over the practice of health care and set up rules maximizing their own profit. He ends up on Mars and must diagnose and find a cure for a spreading plague in order to forestall the obliteration of the revolting colony. It's a typical hero story with a fairly predictable plot. The story is 30 years old, and it is interesting to see how close the author came to the current state of the medical industry.