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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He howled down Fifth Avenue , and at the corner of Fiftieth Street he saw a
human being . She was alive , breathing ; a beautiful woman . She was tall and
dark with cropped curly hair and lovely long legs . She wore a white blouse , tiger
- skin ...
Your beautiful , enchanting Pearl of Perfection was tearing my monogrammed
silk sheets , woven at incredible cost by braindamaged nuns . She was tearing
them with her mythologically authentic feet . Look at them . " There was no need
Only unilaterally . If I should happen to desire , I would want a beautiful response
. But she is not to make demands . Nevertheless she will , of course , be faithful to
me . " “ These parameters are preposterous , ” Corque exclaimed indignantly .
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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