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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The concept is almost beyond understanding . These people have discovered
how to turn dreams into reality . They know how to enter their dream realities .
They can stay there , live there , perhaps forever . My God , Carpenter , this is
A man cannot start making adult decisions until he has purged himself of the
dreams of childhood . God damn . Such fantasies . They must go . ” “ No , ”
Halsyon said slowly . “ It ' s the dreams that make my art . . . the dreams and
fantasies that I ...
In the dreams do you know who you are ? " “ Me . Just me . " “ As you are in real
life ? " “ Yes , except that I ' m dressed different . ” “ Different ? How ? " “ Beads
and . . . and buckskin with fringe . ” They all heard Manwright gasp . " Perhaps
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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