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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"Oui. They all weep." "Why?" "For ecstatic love of you. God damn." Halsyon
thought over the succession of boyish, rollicking, Ju- noesque, Rembrandtesque,
wiry, red, blonde, brunette, white, black, and brown women. "I hadn't noticed," he
"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. Surely there ...
Damn good theater. Again, my compliments to the management. . . . "Aha!
Beefcake on the hoof. Zosma centaur. Good-looking Greek joined to that
Shetland pony. Blood must have been a problem. They probably drained both
and substituted ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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