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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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 everything
A dollar seventy-five. Look." "To hell with the expense. Let's live a little. Make it a
double, bartender. You know something, Jim? If you stayed in town, I could show
you where all your heroes lived. Thank you. Happy days. I could take you up to ...
Then he climbed out of the bar, computed the tab, and left fifteen dollars under
the whiskey bottle. He took Linda's shoulder and shook her gently. She collapsed
into his arms, and her hair came tumbling down. He blew out the candle, picked ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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