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Even though this is from 1983, if you want to give someone an example of Golden Age SF, this would work just fine. This is classic SF with a hard S about as good as it gets. The first story, Accident, is the weakest of the lot, but things pick up with Survivor, and my favorite is Investigation, if only because it sets up the puzzle and solution more briefly and clearly than the final story, Combined Operation. Forget characterization. There's just one plot: "what the heck is this thing and how do we cure it (assuming it's actually hurt)?" To my mind, this is a far richer vein than military SF or technological puzzles. Pure SF is about science, and medicine turns out to be a great place to do science with a heart.