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.
Results 1-3 of 36
Sixteen hundred dollars , " Vandaleur wept . " That ' s all . Sixteen hundred
dollars . My house was worth ten thousand . The land was worth five . There was
furniture , cars , my paintings , etchings , my plane , my — And nothing to show for
A dollar seventy - five . Look . " “ To hell with the expense . ... A hundred dollars
for a skinny black thing like that ? " " It is not a skinny black thing like that . ... And
forty for the perfume . Two hundred and twenty dollars to give you a good time .
It cost a hundred dollars . " “ Nine ' nine - fif ' y . " “ Now come on , honey . " “ Fm . "
He rolled his eyes in exasperation and then undressed her , carefully hanging up
the basic black cocktail frock , and standing the sixty - dollar pumps in a corner ...
What people are saying - Write a review
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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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
Will You Wait?
The Flowered Thundermug
Adam and No Eve
2 other sections not shown