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." She picked
"Mrs. North," Violet said. "Who, my dear? Oh, yes, Pamela North, the lady
detective. Nc no, I think not. This is hardly a case for a woman." "Why not, Mr. De
Sica?" "There are prospects of violence that make it unsuited to the tender sex,
my dear ...
"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
trick." "No ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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