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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Father Satan in rubber gloves . Thanks to Lord Lister ; or is it Pasteur ? My idol . "
The witch - pathologist gathered raw materials , consulted an ephemeris , ran off
some calculations on an electronic computer and continued to chat . “ Fugit hora
Coven continued quietly : “ Mr . Arno is an extremely busy person . We can ' t take
up too much of his time . Please sit in that chair . . . alongside the desk . For your
own sake you ' d best sit before you collapse . " Granville sank into the chair ...
Then the steps continued . Granville waited until they faded , then opened the
door and slipped out . He took the freight elevator down to the power plant , went
through the steaming turbine rooms and out through the truckloading platform .
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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