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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I could take you up to BBDO and show you their tapes and films. How about that?
" "You just asked me." "You didn't answer. I could show you movies, too. You like
movies? I hate 'em, but I can't knock 'em anymore. Movies saved my life when ...
I went up and sat in the photomontage reception room of BBDO for two hours,
balancing my Sell on my knees. Finally I was ushered into a corner office
decorated with Texas brands in glowing neon. The Devil was lounging on his
contour chair ...
M-may I . . . Could I ask a question?" "Shoot. Everything is open and aboveboard
at BBDO." "What will it be like for me — wh-when the contract terminates?" "You
really want to know?" "Yes." "I don't advise it." "I want to know." He showed me.
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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