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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Halsyon edged over toward her, speaking with his eyes and she answered him
saucily the same way. Then he picked up his spade and followed the first clown
into the cemetery. The first clown was a tall man, gaunt, with a bitter expression
"It is as I feared. Lux et Veritas. On account of a mysterious mutant strain in your
makeup which it makes you different, you are treading on thin water. Ewigkeit!
Answer the question." "If I've answered it once, I've answered it a hundred times.
Not foreign," the stranger answered. His frightening eyes whipped around the
back room. "Identify me as Boyne." "Boyne!" Macy echoed incredulously. "MQ.
Boyne." Mr. Boyne opened a wallet shaped like an accordion, ran his fingers
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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