Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Star Wars: Medstar I: Battle Surgeons
Michael Reaves, Steve Perry

Star Wars: Medstar 2: Jedi Healer
Michael Reaves, Steve Perry

This was a very well done "*M*A*S*H* during the Clone Wars." (I actually heard the one of the authors describe it as such in an interview.) This made an interesting story, and again like other Star Wars books, it was done with kind of an anti-war theme.

The clever Science Fictional idea here is the notion that battle surgeon's for a clone army have some handy shortcuts - surgery, once mastered is virtually the same on every one - makes it easier to automate the surgery and all. Plus there are no "surprises" in the medical history. Blood supplies and cloned transplant organs are all "standard issue" - you only need to stock one type.