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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They buried her , and the brother and one of the gentlemen began to quarrel over
her grave . Halsyon paid no attention . There was a pretty girl in the procession ,
dark , with cropped curly hair and lovely long legs . He winked at her .
Let somebody else pay you , but I get it for free . " The multiple - aptitude android
worked . Vandaleur collected its fees . His expenses were taken care of . His
savings began to mount . As the warm spring of Megaster V turned to hot summer
, I ...
He began to run . The frogman ran , was outdistanced , turned on her oxygen
tank and began to close the gap . The alligator leaped for a handle on the
crosstown straphanger and was borne east , dangling from the cable . The
frogman hailed ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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