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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Jinny looked apologetic. "I got a job today." "Hey." "I bet you get that Hickenlooper
award for hangnails." "Don't duck like that. What's all this about a job?" "It's
wonderful," Jinny said with conviction. "Afternoons only. From one to six. It pays ...
Jinny? No ... of course you wouldn't. You never heard them laugh. I did." "So help
me, Chuck," Gardner began in exasperation. "Who was it said once . . . Man is a
laughing animal. Something like that. You're not a laughing animal, are you, ...
sanity test." Gardner's angry red face broke into a relieved smile. He pumped
Granville's hand energetically. "Glad to have you back with us, Chuck. Have you
met your long-lost friends? Jinny ... Dr. Granville. Sergeant Simmons ... Dr.
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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