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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General Carpenter asked for one hundred million men. The army was given one
hundred million men. General Carpenter asked for ten thousand U-Bombs. Ten
thousand U-Bombs were delivered and dropped. The enemy also dropped ten ...
Bruxton asked. "To feel it," Strapp answered. "There's always the nuance
involved in a Decision. It's the most important factor." They left the office and the
parade began: the security squad, the burly men, the secretaries, the clerk, the
I asked. "Not until he's signed it." "I can't hold out much longer." "We'll send it over
by messenger." I waited a week and then called. "You forgot to initial one of the
boxes," they told me. I went to the office and initialed. After another week I called.
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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