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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"For God's sake!" Mr. Foster/Davis/Hook cried. "That's better," the stout man said. "
My name's Herod. Walter Herod, attorney-at-law." He stepped to the desk where
the contents of the doomed man's pockets were spread, picked up a wallet and ...
"Just a minute," Herod snapped. The thin young man reached out and grasped
Warbeck's wrist with an iron clasp. "Oh stop it," the doomed man said impatiently.
"This is a silly mistake." "I'll tell you whether it's a mistake and I'll tell you if it's silly
Herod shrugged. "We're close," he said. "The rest will have to be legwork. Four
blocks apiece. Cover every house, every apartment. List every kid around ten.
Then Warbeck can check them, if they're under an alias." "There's a million kids a
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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