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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At eleven - forty Strapp ' s personal bodyguard arrived — a security squad of ten
men in plainclothes who checked doors and halls and cul - de - sacs with icy
efficiency . They gave orders . This had to be removed . That had to be locked .
When the artiste tossed baksheesh onto a stone beggar ' s plate , the door swung
open on pivots , revealing a gloomy tomb in which stood a Cleopatra type
dressed like a Cretan serpent goddess , with serpents to match . “ Good morning
Suavely , Arno led Granville to the door and opened it for him . From the couch
Coven said : “ You understand we have another appointment for later today ?
You understand that you always keep the appointments we make for you ? "
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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