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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Violet . . . Violet . . . Don ' t let ' s fight . We have to stick together . Look , I ' ll go
along with it your way . What the hell , it ' s only a quarter . But we ' ll put that lock
on your door anyway . All right ? " " Oh ! You ! Only a quarter ! You ' re disgusting .
Violet looked around hastily and saw Bauer slinking out , dressed in a striped suit
and a Brosalino hat . She ran after him . Bauer pulled a small boy off an electric
carrousel pony , leaped on its back and began galloping west . Violet leaped ...
ATTENTION LOUIS JOURDAN . THIS IS INSPECTOR EDWARD G . ROBINSON
SPEAKING . YOU ARE SURROUNDED . WE - WHAT ? OH , TIME FOR A
COMMERCIAL ? ALL RIGHT . GO AHEAD . " Bauer glared at Violet . “ So it was a
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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