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Occam's Scalpel (1971) [Novelette]
by Theodore Sturgeon Rating: Weighted - 7.5 / Average - 7.5 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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The world's most powerful, influential and wealthiest citizen is near death. His passing will mark the end of an era, and the beginning of a new. Cleveland Wheeler, the man slated to take over the position, is stunningly good-looking, a certified genius, and within the small group of those that know, has never failed at any undertaking. "Mr. Lucky" he has been called, but his life has been one of crushing experience.

Now, devoid of compassion and looking at the world around him with cynical eyes, he is set to come into possession of the world's greatest fortune and behind-the-scenes political machine. The only thing that stands between him and the rest of humanity is a good-hearted doctor with a brilliant little scheme that just might reclaim Wheeler's soul -- and prevent the suffering of millions.

Original title: Occam's Scalpel
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience Fiction

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Stars Are the Styx, the (1979) [Collection]
      Author: Theodore Sturgeon
     Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF, the (1994) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Edgar Allan Poe , Ursula K. Le Guin , David Brin , Rudyard Kipling , Alfred Bester , Isaac Asimov , Philip K. Dick , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Robert A. Heinlein , Anne McCaffrey , Jules Verne , H. G. Wells , William Gibson , Frederik Pohl , Cordwainer Smith , Greg Bear , Bruce Sterling , Gregory Benford , Poul Anderson , James Blish , Larry Niven , Vernor Vinge , James Tiptree, Jr. , Rudy Rucker , Michael F. Flynn , Clifford D. Simak , James P. Hogan , Henry Kuttner , Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore , Cyril M. Kornbluth , Bob Shaw , Theodore Sturgeon , J. G. Ballard , Gene Wolfe , Gordon R. Dickson , Robert L. Forward , Ed Bryant , Dean Ing , Ian Watson , John M. Ford , Kate Wilhelm , Hal Clement , Randall Garrett , Raymond F. Jones , Philip Latham , Miles J. Breuer , Tom Godwin , John Sladek , Raymond Z. Gallun , Hilbert Schenck , Richard Grant , Theodore L. Thomas , Donald M. Kingsbury , George Turner , Katherine MacLean , Don A. Stuart

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