Entry updated 25 October 2021. Tagged: Author, Editor.
(1933- ) UK doctor of medicine, co-founder and long-time editor of the literary magazine Ambit, and author. In his sf novel, The Hospital Ship (1976), which has more than a passing resemblance to the Narrenschiff or Ship of Fools, a group of experimental doctors sail the world's oceans after a Holocaust, applying triage techniques to the surreal world they find: curing those they can cure, stashing those they definitely cannot in the ship's mortuary, and applying a variety of techniques, many sexual, to the in-betweens. [JC]
Martin Charles Owen Bax
born 13 August 1933
- The Hospital Ship (London: Jonathan Cape, 1976) [hb/]
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