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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"Never," Linda said adamantly. "I don't care how much it costs. A piano is a
lifetime investment, and it's worth it." She was frantic with excitement as they
drove uptown to the Steinway showroom, and helpful and underfoot by turns.
After a long ...
"You can call me Linda." "Thank you, Miss Linda." "Are you serious about never
drinking, Jim?" "Yeah." "Well, happy days." "And long nights." "I like that, too. Is it
your own?' "Gee, I don't know. It's sort of the usual bartender's routine, a specially
"I got to thank you for taking that shot at me, Linda." "I didn't shoot at you," she
protested. "It was an accident." "The luckiest accident in the world. They could be
passing through and never know about us. But what the hell kind of guns are they
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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