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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It was Hallmyer. He wore his stained lab coat and his gray hair was awry.
Hallmyer stood delicately on top of the ashes and Krane wondered why he could
see the scudding cinder clouds through his body. "How do you like your world,
Hallmyer never said it either, but Hallmyer thought he was crazy in another way.
As he descended the ladder, Krane saw Hallmyer come into the shed, lab coat
flying. "Speak of the devil!" Krane muttered. Hallmyer began shouting as soon as
the short fiction of Alfred Bester Alfred Bester. "To the Moon? Around the Moon?
Maybe. You've got a fifty- fifty chance." Hallmyer ran fingers through his lank hair.
"But for God's sake, Steven, I'm not worried about you. If you want to kill yourself,
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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