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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From the envelope Derelict withdrew a dollar bill and handed it to Mr. Aquila. "
Jeffrey Halsyon's latest," he said. With a fine pen and carbon ink, a cunning hand
had drawn another portrait over the face of George Washington on the dollar bill.
A fifty-year-old face stared back at him: lined, hardened, solid, determined.
Halsyon leaped to his feet. "Gently, gently," Mr. Aquila admonished. "It is not so
bad. It is damned good. You are still thirty-three in age of physique. You have lost
He has many relations on high. Surely there are family resemblances. God damn.
" Mr. Aquila stopped laughing. He leaned across the desk and the sprightliness
was gone from his face. Only the bitterness remained. "Shall I tell you who I am, ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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