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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"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 162nd Congress. "Our aim is not aggression
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
life of her ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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