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 gun was gone . He groaned and shook with cold and terror . The light from
the marsh fire was blinding . Overhead , the helicopter floated helplessly to one
side , unable to fly through the smoke and flames and aid the searchers who
They came from the last three cartridges in my gun as the marsh fire reached it
where it had dropped , and exploded the shells . The searchers turned toward the
sound and began working directly toward us . Vandaleur cursed hysterically and
They cupped their hands around the matches until the cloth caught fire , and blew
on the weak flame until it sputtered and burned limply . Krane crouched by the
fire and nursed it . Then he turned and once again began crawling down the ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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