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 kind of blood don't clot?" "Android." "Looks like she was killed by one." "
Vandaleur owns an android." "She couldn't be killed by an android." "That's
android blood under her nails." "The police better check." "The police'll prove I'm
I leaped up from the table and turned on the android. I pulled a strap from one of
the leather bags and beat the android. It didn't move. "I must remind you," the
android said, "that I am worth fifty- seven thousand dollars on the current
incorporated in the android synthesis," I answered. "All reet! All reet! Be fleet be
fleet, cool and discreet, honey . . ." Its fingers stopped their writhing and picked up
a heavy pair of iron tongs. The android poked them into the glowing heart of the ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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