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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There is an identity calling himself Starr, speaking in muffled, distorted tones, "
Charles. Charles Granville." The words shatter into filigree. "Clear transmission,
please. There is reverse interference." The blurring distorts, then clears. "
In the next pause Granville began: "Excuse me, I'd like to — " "Just a minute,
please." The girl turned and called over her shoulder: "Gertrude, wire Mr.
Sunderland the death reports are not acceptable." Granville was startled.
Gertrude, very ...
This gentleman is Mr. Arno. 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
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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