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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Halsyon began to weep . “ Baby wants a dollar ! ” he cried . The stranger - man
took out his wallet , selected a dollar bill and handed it to Halsyon . As soon as
Halsyon touched it , he heard it sing and he tried to sing with it , but it was singing
clapped a hand over Halsyon ' s mouth , heaved him up , dragged him through
the doorway and slammed the door . “ Presto - chango , " he laughed . “ Exit
Jeffrey Halsyon from mortal ken . Dieu vous garde . " Halsyon freed his mouth ...
Oh , ” Halsyon said . “ I suppose Snider phoned . I ' d forgotten about that . " “
Mister Snider , " his mother said . “ And Mrs . Field , ” his father said . “ Look , "
Halsyon began . “ We ' d better get this straightened out . Will you listen to me for
a few ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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