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A Prize For Edie

Auhtor: Jesse Franklin Bone

Language: english
Published: 1961

Genres:

fiction,  science fiction,  short stories
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Review by Dr. Bojan Tunguz, July 2005


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Prize For Edie':

The Committee had unquestionably made a mistake. There was no doubt that Edie had achieved the long-sought cancer cure... but awarding the Nobel Prize was nonetheless a mistake...

Excerpts from the Book 'A Prize For Edie':


... Christianson opened the letter, there was not the slightest fear on his part, or on that of his fellow committeemen, Dr. Eric Carlstrom and Dr. Sven Eklund, ...
... that fixed itself on Christianson's face. Fine beads of sweat appeared on the professor's high narrow forehead as he laid the letter down. ...
... sometime, Carlstrom said. It's just our misfortune that it happened to us. He chuckled as he passed the letter back to Christianson. At least this ...
... that the award is deserved. We still could award it to someone else, Eklund said. Not a chance. We've already said too much to the press. It's known ...
... questions from the press. I can see it now, Carlstrom said, the banquet, the table, the flowers, and Professor Doctor Nels Christianson in formal ...
... He wiped his damp forehead. The picture Carlstrom had drawn was accurate but hardly appealing. One simply can't trust them. Publishing a report as important ...
... close to home. Too many people have been saying similar things about our profession and its trend toward specialization. And to have the Nobel Prize ...
... decision. Their task would be easier than ours, Christianson said wearily. After all, the criteria of art are more flexible. Medicine, unfortunately, ...
... in this case aren't as important as the results, and we can't deny that the cancer problem is virtually solved. Even though men have been saying ...
... naming things. A machine wins the Nobel Prize. It's fantastic! Christianson shook his head. It's not fantastic, unfortunately. And I see no way out. ...
... the equal of the motion picture Academy Award. I can imagine the reaction when our candidate is revealed in all her metallic glory. A two-meter ...
... deep spot like the Mariannas Trench. He shrugged. Of course, we won't have that sort of luck, so we'll have to make the best of it. It just goes to ...
... said. The king! I'd forgotten that! Eklund gasped. I expect he'll have to take it, Christianson said. He might even appreciate the humor in the ...
... his son. After all these years? Christianson smiled. Swedish royalty was long-lived. It was something of a standing joke that King Gustaf would probably outlast ...
... obviously the outstanding candidate in medicine for this year. It deserves the prize. We would be compromising with principle if we did not award it ...