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 always happens to be a table available for Mr. Aquila in restaurants. There
are always last-minute ticket returns when he craves entertainment at sold-out
shows. You can question waiters, hack drivers, elevator girls, salesmen, box-
However, at this moment his smile seemed strained, as though the volatile
appearance of Aquila had unnerved him. "I'm in the mood for your man, by Jeez,"
Aquila said, rapidly opening cases, fingering ivories, and tasting the porcelains.
From the envelope Derelict withdrew a dollar bill and handed it to Mr. Aquila. "
Jeffrey Halsyon's latest," he said. With a fine pen and carbon ink, a cunning hand
had drawn another portrait over the face of George Washington on the dollar bill.
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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