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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Such was the barbarism of that age - an age so hysteric that few men lived
beyond one hundred years . And yet romantics today yearn for that monstrous
era of turmoil and terror . Twentiethcentury Americana is all the vogue . Only
recently , a ...
Krane realized that rain was falling again . He pressed his face into the warm
cinder mud , opened his mouth and tried to suck the moisture . Presently he
began crawling again . There was an instinct that drove him on . He had to get ...
Why , that one before all this happened . Oh , that ! Abruptly , the pieces locked
together . Krane stood alongside the sleek lines of his ship and admired it
tremendously . The roof of the shed had been removed and the nose of the ship
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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