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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At two-thirty he finally caught Gardner in the busy corridor outside Maternity. The
redheaded intern carried six Erlenmeyer flasks with the deftness of a variety artist
. He had had no lunch and was acerbic. "Well, well, well. The dreamy kid in the ...
"So help me, Chuck," Gardner began in exasperation. "Who was it said once . . .
Man is a laughing animal. Something like that. You're not a laughing animal, are
you, Gardner? You're something else . . . the Covens and Arnos and Gardners ...
She appealed to Berne. "Isn't vacation the answer?" Berne nodded his gleaming
head. "Three weeks, darling . . . together." "Four weeks at least," Gardner put in. "
Four weeks in Maine. I'll pay for it." "We can start this weekend, Charles. We'll go
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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