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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I called S&S on March fifteenth. Mrs. Sphinx said, "Oh, yes, there's been a hitch.
Miss Sibyl was negotiating with BBDO for you, but she had to fly to Sheol. I've
taken over for her." I called April first. Miss Sibyl said, "Oh, yes, there's been a
In August everybody was overseas for some Black Mass Festival. 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 ...
"That's right. Seven months have elapsed. Are you sure you didn't ask for any
service?" "How could I? I didn't have a contract." "We'll see about this," Mrs.
Sphinx said grimly. She called BBDO and had a spirited argument with the Devil
and 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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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