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 and 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
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
He was indeed God , and it was a pleasure to have 1 percent of yourself owned
by him . The visitors marched down the main hall to Old Man Bruxton ' s office
and entered . Bruxton had waited for them , poised majestically behind his desk .
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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