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 ...
Krane struggled in panic, and then relaxed. It had happened before. A long time
past he'd been buried deep under ashes when he'd stopped to remember.
Weeks ago — or days — or months. Krane clawed with his hands, inching out of
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 - Jane Doe - 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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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