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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"Give me five hundred sanitation experts, eight hundred traffic managers, two
hundred air-conditioning experts, one hundred city managers, one thousand
communication chiefs, seven hundred personnel experts ..." The list of General ...
The experts appeared reluctant to apply pressure to the sick men and the woman
. "For God's sake, don't be squeamish," Carpenter raged. "We're fighting a war for
civilization. We've got to protect our ideals no matter what the price. Get to it!
They may or may not know how they do what they do, but in any case they're
incapable of communicating with the experts who could reduce this miracle to
method. It's for us to find the key. They can't help us." The hardened and
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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