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'll call Claudia." Manwright punched the CB. "She's warm and maternal and
protective. Wish she'd been my nanny. Hello? Claudia? It's Regis. Switch on,
darling." The screen sparkled and cleared. The magnificent head and face of a
One of the top-floor bedrooms had been converted into a nursery. The usual
biodroid cellar accommodations weren't good enough for Manwright's magnum
opus. When the Dominie entered with Claudia, the red infant was on the floor, flat
Claudia, has she been promiscuous outside?" NO "How can you ask such
questions!" "Has Galatea been alone with a man in a possibly intimate situation?"
"You're hateful!" NO "Reg, we all know that. We've chaperoned Gally every
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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