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.
Such and ...
She entered the Residenza and mounted to the tenth floor, where she rang a
hanging bell alongside a door flanked by a lion and a unicorn, which roared and
brayed alternately. The door turned misty and then cleared, revealing an Alice in
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,
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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