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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One hundred men gathered around a small nude body , a child dead in a rice
paddy . There was no water in her mouth . There were fingermarks on her throat .
Her innocent face was battered . Her body was torn . Clotted blood on her skin
out of the back of the head and for the body to crumple . Then the Strapp staff
leaped into action . They hurled the clerk into the ship . The secretaries followed ,
then the decoy . The two burly men leaped after them and slammed the door .
Umber shuddered in the ashes before him , his body nearly shot in two . Thick
scarlet stained the gray . Evelyn and Hallmyer looked down sadly at the broken
animal . Evelyn was crying , and Hallmyer reached nervous fingers through his
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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