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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I'm completely outclassed. All right, keep your confounded — " He broke off. "
What's the matter?" He was staring at her left arm. "What's that on your arm?" he
asked slowly. "Nothing." "What is it?" he persisted. "It's a scar. I fell when I was a
What's your real name?" "Dugan. Violet Dugan." "What a nice, plain, wholesome
sound that has." "What's yours?" "Sam Bauer." "That's even plainer and nicer.
Well!" "Shake, Violet." "Pleased to meet you, Sam." "It's a pleasure." "Likewise, I'm
"I bet you get that Hickenlooper award for hangnails." "Don't duck like that. 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 ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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