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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That explosion, he realized, had been detonated by the Grssh. His assets were
his convict clothes, a helmet, one cylinder of O2, his grim fury at the injustice that
had been done him, and his knowledge of the secret of how the Grssh could be ...
"But it's only because on account of a mysterious mutant strain in my makeup
which makes me different, I'm the one man with the one secret that can save the
galaxy from the Grssh." "No, no, no, old gin and tonic," General Balorsen pleaded
Your calculators have assembled data to ferret out the secret weakness of the
Grssh. They have not been able to find any. Consequently you have assumed
that the Grssh have no secret weakness. That was a wrong assumption." 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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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