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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Bon soir , bel esprit , God damn , Jimmy , " Mr . Aquila said . He was on first -
name terms with everyone . “ Here ' s a cool day for color , oui ! Cool . Slang . I
have in me to buy a picture . " " Good morning , Mr . Aquila ” Derelict answered .
God damn . " Halsyon thought over the succession of boyish , rollicking ,
Junoesque , Rembrandtesque , wiry , red , blonde , brunette , white , black , and
brown women . “ I hadn ' t noticed , ” he said . “ Observe today , my world father .
Shall we ...
Damn you ! Are you Satan ? Lucifer ? Only the devil could have such powers . " “
Or angels , my old . " “ You don ' t look like an angel . You look like Satan . " “ Ah ?
Ha ? But Satan was an angel before he fell . He has many relations on high .
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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