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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Thirty - five , forty , forty - five , fifty , fifty - five , ONE . ” He concentrated on the
flicking second hand with rapt expectation . “ No , I guess it isn ' t , " the dealer
muttered . “ I only imagined you sounded — Oh well . ” He opened the portfolio
Four hundred tourists in five days , " Addyer computed . “ The country ' s filled with
espionage . ” He began loafing around the streets trying to investigate these
joyous travelers . It was difficult . They were elusive before the bus arrived .
I was a computer man at the Denver Project in seventy - five , ” Bauer said ,
sipping his gin and gingersnap , the least horrific combination from the Webb bar
. “ Seventy - five ? " Violet exclaimed . “ That was the year it blew up . " “ Don ' t I
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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