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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Thank you . " “ When we contemplate beauty we should see only the Ding an sich
, the thing in itself . Surely you ' re aware of that , Miss Webb . ” “ I suspect you ' re
rather detached . " “ Me ? Detached ? Not at all . When I contemplate you , I ...
Otherwise , mum . ” Corque whistled softly . “ But you ' re describing a paragon ,
my dear sir . " “ I would say a miracle , Professor Corque , but Dominie Manwright
is celebrated for his miraculous creations . ” “ You married ? " Manwright shot .
No . . . of course you wouldn ' t . You never heard them laugh . I did . " “ So help
me , Chuck , " Gardner began in exasperation . “ Who was it said once . . . Man is
a laughing animal . Something like that . You ' re not a laughing animal , are you
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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