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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The embrace was so concentrated that neither of the offending parties noticed
Henry Hassel glaring at them from the hallway. Now, remember Ampere and
Charles and Boltzmann. Hassel weighed one hundred and ninety pounds. He
"Kill my wife," Hassel snapped. He hung up. He returned to his laboratory. He
considered, still in a jealous rage. "Got to do something significant," he muttered.
"Wipe Greta out. Wipe it all out. All right, by God! I'll show 'em." Hassel went back
Hassel murmured. "It's me, coming back to murder Washington that first time. If I'd
made this second trip an hour later, I'd have found Washington dead. Hey!" he
called. "Not yet. Hold off a minute. I've got to straighten something out first.
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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