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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"Identify me as Boyne." "Boyne!" Macy echoed incredulously. "MQ. Boyne." Mr.
Boyne opened a wallet shaped like an accordion, ran his fingers through various
colored papers and coins, then withdrew a hundred-dollar bill. He jabbed it at ...
Boyne called: "Quite all right, Mr. Macy. All correct. Happy to entertain Mr. Knight
and friend as guests." Knight and the girl turned to Boyne uncertainly. Boyne
smiled and patted the chair alongside him. "Sit down," he said. "Charmed, I
Knight hesitated, sobering in the face of Boyne's overwhelming intensity. Then he
said: "Security." "There is no such thing. Life is danger. You can only find security
in death." "You know what I mean," Knight muttered. "The knowledge that life is ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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