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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he cried. "Lady Lela!" He slashed his left arm with the knife and let the crimson
blood stain her robe. "This blood of mine is the least I have to give you," he cried.
Lela touched his forehead gently. "Silly boy," she murmured. "Why?" "For love of
That was a wrong assumption." The General Assembly held its breath. "Here is
the secret. You should have assumed there was something wrong with the
calculators. " "God damn!" the General Assembly cried. "Why didn't we think of
Keepers? Guards? Trespassers?" "For heaven's sake, Charles!" Jinny cried.
Gardner thrust an angry red face close. "Are you finished, pal? Then listen to me.
I don't give a damn for your dreams and animals and hoaxes. That's your
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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