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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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 your American dream. It's miracle working, immortality, ...
Nicht wahr? Malgre nous. 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 ...
"Never?" "Never . . . except in my dreams." "Dreams?" Manwright smiled. "All girls
have them. That's not what I mean, dear." R MAB U SHD MN "Maybe I should
mean what, Claudia?" LT HR TL U HR DRMS "Let her tell me her dreams? Why?
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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