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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James Paleologue Vandaleur . There was a time when my father was the
wealthiest — Now , sixteen hundred dollars in the world . That ' s all I ' ve got .
And you . Christ damn you ! " Vandaleur raised the strap to beat the android
again , then ...
There was a startling bleep from overhead , and then a ragged roar : “
ATTENTION JAMES VANDALEUR AND ANDROID . ATTENTION , JAMES
VANDALEUR AND ANDROID ! " Vandaleur started and looked up . The lone
helicopter was ...
Vandaleur crawled out and dragged the android with him . For the moment we
were outside the circle of light boring down from the helicopter . We blundered off
into the marsh , into the blackness , into concealment . . . Vandaleur running with
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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