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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From one to six. It pays thirty-five dollars. I do research." "What kind of research?"
"Statistical ... on floods and fires and wrecks and so on." "For what person or
persons?" "An awfully nice man. Very respectable, Chuck. A Mr. Coven." "Mr.
We were just — ' "You're dead, Coven." Granville advanced a step. He repeated:
"You're dead." "Quite so. Quite so." "You were DOA this morning. Your back is
broken. Your arms are smashed . . . ribs shattered . . . Your heart is burst open.
"Please listen to me, Dr. Granville," Coven interrupted. "I have two statements to
make. The first is a proposal. Will you join us? Volunteer? Will you become one of
us?" "Join who? Join what?" "I could answer that in many ways. Doctor.
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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