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 him a ...
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, screamed
"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 minutes?
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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