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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'Anthony Valera, Chairman, Vortex Syndicate, 69 Old Slip, CB: 0210-0012-036-
216291'?" "In the waiting room, mathth-ter." "By God, Charles, a potential client.
Now you may have your chance to watch my genesis from start to finish. Come
They saw a grotesque Valera and Galatea silhouetted before the glowing pool in
the dark room. Valera was holding the weeping girl by her hair, for all the world
like a chattel in a slave market. In this ominous crise Manwright displayed an ...
"All right, Valera," he said. "Go now and take your army with you. ... He took a
slow deep breath and answered the confusion in her eyes by placing a hand
over her mouth. "Go, Valera. This is now a family affair." "I demand an answer. I
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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