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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With a fine pen and carbon ink , a cunning hand had drawn another portrait over
the face of George Washington on the dollar bill . It was a hateful , diabolic face
set in a hellish background . It was a face to strike terror , in a scene to inspire ...
Look . " Mr . Aquila held up a hand mirror . Halsyon glanced into it , then started
and stared . A fifty - year - old face stared back at him : lined , hardened , solid ,
determined . Halsyon leaped to his feet . “ Gently , gently , " Mr . Aquila
He leaned across the desk and the sprightliness was gone from his face . Only
the bitterness remained . “ Shall I tell you who I am , my chicken ? Shall I explain
why one unguarded look from this phizz toppled you over the brink ? " Halsyon ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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