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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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 than ...
The usual biodroid cellar accommodations weren't good enough for Manwright's
magnum opus. When the Dominie entered with Claudia, the red infant was on the
floor, flat on her belly, propped on a pillow, and deep in a book. She looked up ...
Manwright didn't think it was funny. "That damned child is giving me real
nightmares," he complained. "I keep dreaming that I'm lost in the Grand Teton
mountains and Red Indians are chasing me." She sneaked up into the sacred
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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