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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"Your name is Warbeck. Marion Perkin Warbeck. Right?" The doomed man
gazed at his wallet, then at Walter Herod, attorney-at-law, and finally admitted the
truth. "Yes," he said. "My name is Warbeck. But I never admit the Marion to
Warbeck shook his head. "Unknown in the mathematical sense. X quantities.
Solving equations. My education speaking." Joe looked startled. "Jesus!" he said
without moving his lips. "Maybe he is legit." Herod examined Warbeck curiously.
"No," Warbeck answered, "I'm not cutting in on you. But I'm grateful for the mistake
. Don't think I'm not. You can't imagine how flattering it is for a schoolteacher to be
taken for a thief." He got out of the chair and went to the desk to reclaim his ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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