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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In September Sibyl & Sphinx called me to their office to sign the contract . It was
thirty - seven pages long , and fluttered with pasted - in corrections and additions
. There were half a dozen tiny boxes stamped on the margin of every page .
She called BBDO and had a spirited argument with the Devil and his legal
department . Then she hung up . “ He says you shook hands on the deal March
first , " she reported . “ He was prepared in good faith to go ahead with his side of
Good - bye , sweetheart , ” Evelyn ' s clear voice said , “ and is that what you
called me for ? " “ Called you ! " A brown hulk disengaged itself from the hearth
rug and lifted itself to strong legs . Umber , Krane ' s mastiff , sniffed and cocked
an ear ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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