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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The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester Alfred Bester. “ We are not fighting for money ,
for power , or for world domination , ” General Carpenter announced at the Press
Association dinner . “ We are fighting solely for the American Dream , " he said to
The news finally reached General Carpenter ' s desk through official channels . “
In our fight for the American Dream , ” he said , “ we must not ignore those who
have already given of themselves . Send me a Hospital Administration expert .
Not without a Sociological Analyst , ” Carpenter answered . He reached for the
intercom . “ Don ' t order one , I ' ll explain later . Let ' s try some more clues . Lela
Machan , for example . She escapes into the Roman Empire where she lives the
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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