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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Once I even — " Mayo broke off . A penetrating pounding sounded somewhere ;
an irregular sequence of heavy knocks that sounded like the dint of stones under
water . It stopped as suddenly as it had begun . “ What was that ? " Mayo asked .
Oh damn ! I forgot to pick up the lobster bisque . " She gave him a dinner cleverly
contrived from canned goods and served on exquisite Fornisetti china with
Danish silver flatware . It was a typical girl ' s meal , and Mayo was still hungry
when it ...
The shotgun kicked off in her hands , knocking her backward , and spraying shot
over Mayo ' s head into a corner bracket . China shattered and clattered down .
Linda ' s face went white . Jim ! My God , are you all right ? I didn ' t mean to . . . it
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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