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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What Macy hated about the man was the fact that he squeaked. Macy didn't know
if it was the shoes, but he suspected the clothes. In the back room of his tavern,
under the poster that asked: WHO FEARS MENTION THE BATTLE OF THE ...
Macy asked nervously. "Chronos. The incorrect word? Oh yes. Excuse me. One
hour." "You're a foreigner," Macy said. "What's your name? I bet it's Russian." "No.
Not foreign," the stranger answered. His frightening eyes whipped around the ...
"Mr. Macy has it," Boyne answered and was gone. The couple sat at the table for
a few blank moments like sleepers slowly awakening. Then, as reality began to
return, they stared at each other and burst into laughter. "He really had me scared
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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