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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Only Fisher, the Strapp liaison man, was left alongside the body in the center of
the horrified crowd. "Check his identification," Fisher snapped. Someone pulled
the dead man's wallet out and opened it. "William F. Kruger, biomechanic.
"It has been brought to our attention by Mr. Fisher," the official said, "that you are
attempting to bring in a young woman of illegal status." "How would Mr. Fisher
know?" Alceste asked. "You fool!" Fisher spat. "Did you think I would let it go at
"I'll have the documentation on Sima Morgan's death here within the week,"
Fisher added triumphantly. Alceste looked at Fisher and shook his head wearily. "
You don't know it, but you're making it easy for me," he said. "The one thing in the
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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