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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Inside the Faculty Building , concealed loudspeakers were broadcasting the
latest noisehit . " What is it — Caruso ' s ' Niagara ' ? ” Professor Muni asked
absently . “ No , Callas ' s ' Johnstown Flood , ' " Miss Sothern answered , opening
Professor Muni was dumb - struck . “ All right , Boris , put it out . Now , my dear
professor , to business . First , let me inform you that it will be worth your while to
answer my questions honestly . Be good enough to put out your hand . "
He led the professor up a narrow stair to the penthouse . It was a clear plastic
dome , firmly anchored against wind and weather . In the center stood a
glimmering Rube Goldberg , HeathRobinson , Da Vinci mechanical construct .
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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