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. "Now look here, Dimmock,"
General Carpenter began. "We're all of us tools, today — hardened and
sharpened to do a specific job. You know our motto: a job for everyone and
everyone on the job.
When Captain Edsel Dimmock saw the steel-faced ruthless squad awaiting the
patients and himself, he started. General Carpenter started grimly. "Didn't occur to
you that we mightn't buy your disappearance story, eh Dimmock?" "S-Sir?
They brought Dimmock, squealing, to the breaking point three times, but there
was nothing to break. "Let him stew for now," General Carpenter said. "Get on to
the patients." The experts appeared reluctant to apply pressure to the sick men
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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