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 got out of the chair and went to the desk to reclaim his wallet arid other
possessions. "Just a minute," Herod snapped. The thin young man reached out
and grasped Warbeck's wrist with an iron clasp. "Oh stop it," the doomed man
A grey- haired gentleman with heavy features was seated at a desk alongside the
couch, busily ciphering on bits of paper. The desk was cluttered with what
appeared to be intricate timetables. There was a small radio perched on one side
Granville leaned across the desk staring at the detective. "You too, eh Simmons?"
he asked. "What's the gag now?" "You're another one who can't laugh. It's easy to
spot you once you know what to listen for. It's something you can't cover up, ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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