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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Outside, in the empty concrete corridor, a shriveled man loitered. When Alceste
signaled to him, he ran up to them like an autograph hound. "Frankie!" the
shriveled man shouted. "Good old Frankie! Don't you remember me?" Alceste
Goland had prescribed, Frankie chewed on a cigarette and explained to her.
When she wept, he did not take her in his arms to console her, but thumped her
on the back like a brother. He ordered a dress for her. He had ordered the wrong
Frankie was weak enough from assorted injuries to simulate the old man. They
checked into the Ross Splendide, where Alceste barricaded Sima in a suite, had
his shoulder attended to and bought a gun. Then he went looking for John Strapp
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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