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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Krane stood alongside the sleek lines of his ship and admired it tremendously .
The roof of the shed had been removed and the nose of the ship hoisted so that it
rested on a cradle pointed toward the sky . A workman was carefully burnishing ...
Most of the forward compartment contained the spring hammock Krane had
devised to absorb the acceleration strain . The ship ' s nose was a porthole of
natural crystal that stared upward like a cylopian eye . Krane thought : She ' ll die
As Krane called once more , the dog snarled . Puffs of ash leaped beneath its
nostrils . He ' s hungry , Krane thought , that ' s all . He reached into the knapsack
and at the gesture the dog snarled again . Krane withdrew the chocolate bar and
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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