Medical fantasy stories

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One of the best things about science fiction and fantasy is the malleability of genre: practically anything can be combined to make a fun and credible subgenre. One of our favorites is the SFF-tinged medical thriller. After a terrible war, people began exhibiting s of an illness that seemed to bring the worst myths about vampires to life.

Now Neville spends his days gathering supplies and killing Medical fantasy stories vampires, and his nights barricading himself in as the infected swarm his house. Rather than allowing loneliness and depression to kill him, he also begins researching the illness, hoping to find a cure. Medical examiner Laura Hanning has two charred corpses and no answers. Both bear a mysterious tattoo but exhibit no known cause of death. Their only connection to one another is a string of puzzling miracle cures. Does Panacea exist? And if it does, who will get to it first? Author Sharon Webb was also a nurse, and often wrote medically-tinged sci-fi as well as medical thrillers, but this YA sequence is perhaps her best known work.

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But living forever comes with a catch—or, rather, a few catches. First, some of the adults are enraged that the gift of eternal life can only be given to children, which le to years of societal upheaval. Either some people must choose mortality, or the artistic life of humanity will die just as biological immortality is gained.

Should some people sacrifice eternity to provide art for the rest? And if so, how will the artists be chosen? After the highly contagious illness wipes out the population of Piedmont, Arizona, the only two survivors are taken into a secret bunker. The scientists are now locked in a very literal race against time: can they capture the microbe before it escapes?

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And can they stop the explosion before the bunker goes up in flames? On its surface, the Sector General series is about doctors and nurses of all different alien races, working together to provide a hospital for any aliens that happen to come through.

Author James White was so horrified by the sectarian violence he witnessed in Northern Ireland that he dedicated an entire science fiction series to celebrating pacifism, healing, and communication, and the result was a classic. A healer named Snake travels from town to town, using her snakes and the various venoms to help people. However, many of the villagers Snake visits fear her, and Grass is unfortunately killed when one group of patients panics.

As dreamsnakes are extremely rare, this leaves Snake in a terrible position, and her wanderings soon turn into a quest for a new snake.

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When Billy Michaels is 6 years old, the Roman god Mercury gives him a caduceus—a staff grants him the ability to heal people or harm them. Ashealing people of chronic illnesses seems like the right thing to do… and so does punishing bullies and mean grandmas.

But the magic and sly humor begin to curdle as he gets older, and the powers he wields become stronger. What does it mean for one person to have Medical fantasy stories kind of control over life and death? As William Michaels grows into adulthood, the power to heal interests him less—and the chance to wreak plagues upon the Earth seems far more tempting.

What if Romanian dictator Ceauescu was employed by strigoi —vampires—to keep a steady supply of infants for their bloodsucking needs? American research hematologist Kate Newman adopts the baby, bringing him back to the U. When the strigoi learn that baby Joshua has a link to their leader, Vlad Tsepes, they plot to kidnap him.

Geoffery Allan is dying of cystic fibrosis.

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In desperation, he spends his vast fortune searching for a cure, and finally finds a researcher willing to try an illegal treatment that will rewrite his DNA. With the US government rounding up plague-stricken people, and with no hope of stopping the disease before it destroys humanity, Dr. Lillith Watkins has to team up with an unstable hacker called Idaho to try to find a way to recode human DNA.

But will their attempted hack work in time? Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, best known for her Count Saint-Germain series, wrote an early novel about outbreaks and the race for a cure. The Time of the Fourth Horseman is a short novel that asks a terrifying question: how do you thin out a population swelled by lack of disease? In the far-off wonderland of the s, all disease has been eradicated, which has led to a population explosion.

So naturally the U. Natalie Lebbreau and Harry Smith to race for new cures before humanity is wiped from the face of the earth. So those are some of the most tense thrillers we could find—tell us what we missed in the comments! Our Privacy Notice has been updated to explain how we use cookies, which you accept by continuing to use this website.

To withdraw your consent, see Your Choices. Panacea —F. Paul Wilson In F. Earth Song trilogy—Sharon Webb Author Sharon Webb was also a nurse, and often wrote medically-tinged sci-fi Medical fantasy stories well as medical thrillers, but this YA sequence is perhaps her best known work. Dreamsnake —Vonda N. The M. Children of the Night —Dan Simmons What if Romanian dictator Ceauescu was employed by strigoi —vampires—to keep a steady supply of infants for their bloodsucking needs?

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