Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester
A collection of science fiction stories, most of them reprints from the 1950s. In Hobson's Choice, tourists from the future visit our age to experience a nuclear war, while Adam and No Eve is on the world's last surviving male.
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There were other fantasies which Addyer entertained on odd Thursdays , such as
( by a fluke ) becoming the only man left on earth with a world of passionate
beauties to fecundate ; such as acquiring the power of invisibility which would ...
On Wednesday , Addyer requisitioned the comptometer and file and ran a test
check on Washington , D . C . To his dismay , he discovered that the population of
the former capital was down 0 . 0029 per cent . This was distressing , and Addyer
Oh - ho , ” said Addyer . At that moment a pair of hands seized him and lifted him
from the ground . Addyer ' s heart constricted . He had time for one convulsive
spasm before something vague was pressed against his face . As he lost ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing
Not a definitive collection, but much overlap w/ Starburst, which I just read. ? Kind of overwhelming to read that much Bester in such a short span of time. ? He really is much more modern than most ... Read full review
VIRTUAL UNREALITIES: The Short Fiction of Alfred BesterUser Review - Kirkus
A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ... Read full review
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