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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What ' s she got ? " the paleface asked . My English returned . “ What ' s your
name ? " “ Good Lord ! I ' ve been working in your office for two months ... What
are you doing here ? When I fire them they stay fired . What d ' you want from me
What ' s all this about a job ? " “ It ' s wonderful , ” Jinny said with conviction . “
Afternoons only . From one to six . It pays thirty - five dollars . I do research . " “
What kind of research ? " “ Statistical . . . on floods and fires and wrecks and so on
About what ! I could draw up a list that — But it can wait . Change your mind
about the hoax ? " “ What hoax ? " “ The Coven hoax . " " Coven ? Fella that was
DOA this morning ? What about him ? " “ What about — " Gardner was stupent .
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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