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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Ward T was something of a mystery at St. Albans. Like all army hospitals, St.
Albans was organized with specific wards reserved for specific injuries. Right-
arm amputees were gathered in one ward; left-arm amputees in another.
Somebody's not on the job at Ward T and we've got to kick him out. Now, in the
first place what the hell is Ward T?" Dimmock stuttered and fumbled. Finally he
explained that it was a special ward set up for special combat cases. Shock
Obviously, the patients must only be able to return to the point of departure,
otherwise they would not continue to return to Ward T nor would they have
returned to General Carpenter's office. Agreed. Obviously, the patients must be
able to ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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