Tuesday, February 15, 2011

John Berryman's "The Right Time" (novelette, free): Psychics in medical diagnostics & surgery

One of the illustrations, by George Schelling, accompanying the original publication in Analog of short story The Right Time by John Berryman
One of the more unusual stories I've seen about folks with psychic powers - precision telekinesis, specifically: in medical diagnosis & surgery. In the process, we'll also get an introduction to the mechanics of heart attacks.

Fact sheet.

First published: Analog, December 1963.
Note: There is some confusion about who the real author is; John Berryman is apparently a pseudonym. Going by guesswork, real author is either Walter Bupp or Randall Garrett?
Download full text from Project Gutenberg, Manybooks.
Rating: B.
Among the stories from Astounding/Analog issues edited by John Campbell.