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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My degree is Dominie , which means master professor . I am addressed as
Dominie , Dominie Manwright , and I want to see the owner at once . Immediately
. Here and now . Sofort ! Immediatamente ! Mr . Saturn or Mr . Phreak or whatever
What now , Manwright ? " “ Her husband . I ' ll trouble you to use restraint on me ,
or he ' ll become her late husband . " An epicene hove into view — tall , slender ,
elegant , in fleshcolored SkinAll — with chest , arms , and legs artfully padded to
Manwright regarded sleep as a damned necessity which had to be endured but
which should never be turned into a luxury . “ We all get enough sleep during our
nine months in the womb , ” he had growled to Corque , “ and we ' ll get more ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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