by James White
ISBN 0-345-28693-6
(Ballantine Books / Random House)

Lifeboat by James White

A well written book about survival in space. The author not only writes science fiction but is also a medical doctor. Other books he has written mostly have medical themes. This one includes some psychology useful for all survival situations.

"The passengers were the usual varied lot, some nervous, some boisterous, some smart-aleck, some quiet. The ship's Medical Officer was brand new and didn't anticipate having to do much more than take care of a few queasy stomachs and bruises among his charges - from learning how to handle weightlessness.

It was just a simple trip to Ganymede and no one paid much attention to the safety rules...

Until the disaster call went out... "