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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Scrim was also intransigent in Ward T. He stayed one night, enjoyed three good
meals, read the reports, threw them down, and began hollering to be let out. "
There's a job for everyone and everyone must be on the job," Colonel Dimmock
There he lost all sense of time, and when he recovered his senses, he was
walking up Fifth Avenue toward the boat pond. An Italian Cosmi automatic rifle
was cradled in his arms, guilt was in his heart, and a sales slip in the store read:
I.O.U. 1 ...
"And even if it is repaired, there's no station to broadcast." "Talk sense," he said
angrily. "Why would I shoot Gil if there wasn't any broadcast." "If he's dead, how
can he broadcast?" "See? And you just now said I didn't shoot him." "Oh, you're ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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