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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Oddy wanted to be loved , so everybody loved Oddy . He was petted , pampered
and spoiled through preschool age . Shopkeepers presented him with largess ,
and acquaintances showered him with gifts . Of sodas , candy , tarts , chrystons ...
Ben showed Oddy , carefully and with patience . Oddy took the lesson seriously
and industriously . His third punt was caught by a freakish gust of wind , traveled
seventy yards through the air , and burst through the third - floor window of ...
And as events slowly marched toward the final crisis , Oddy Gaul was carefully
and quickly enchanted . Bellanby invited him to the twenty - foot crystal globe
atop his house . . . the famous hen roost to which only the favored few were
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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