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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Simmons's office so uncontrolled that he almost fell through the door. "Simmons!"
he cried. The slender man looked up startled. In the blue desk light he looked
even more sallow. "For the love of sweet Jesus!" he exclaimed. Granville took a ...
The pieces of him lay there on a couch and — " Simmons burst out laughing. It
was the laugh of a parrot. "What an actor you are, Granville. You almost had me
biting. Now go away, I'm busy. No time for Inner Sanctum tonight." Granville
Sergeant Simmons ... Dr. Granville." Simmons snorted: "It's about time, Doc." "
Overwork," Gardner bubbled. "Just overwork, Simmons. Happens to interns all
over the country. I can tell you things about four out of five interns that would
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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