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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"You? The celebrated Corque? The greatest researcher into alien life forms that
science has ever known? Revered by all your colleagues, including myself, and
swindling the turkeys with a phony freak show? Incredible, Corque! Unbelievable
Now you may have your chance to watch my genesis from start to finish. Come
on!" "Oh, have a heart, Reg. Let the chairman wait. Igor's monster looks delicious.
" "Thank you, thelebrated Profethor Charlth Corque." "No, no, Igor. The thanks go
She burst into Corque's dark bedroom at three in the morning, howling, "m e
methophyte mother from gannymeedyi YOU KILL ALL MY CHILDERS, ALIEN
INVADER FROM OUTSIDE SPACE! NOW ME KILL YOU!" Corque let our a yell
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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