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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I think he needs a friend , ” the brunette said . " Why ? " “ We could find out what '
s bothering him without destroying anything . People talk to their friends . Strapp
might talk . " “ We ' re his friends . " “ No , we ' re not . We ' re his associates .
We ' ll have to hire him a friend , and we ' ll have to ease off the schedule to give
the friend a chance to make Strapp talk . From now on we cut the program to one
Decision a week . " “ My God ! " the brunette exclaimed . “ That ' s cutting five ...
I ' m sorry , Mr . Alceste , but Strapp won ' t have much time for his friends from
now on . I ' ll let you know when he ' ll be free next year . ” “ You ' ll never pull it off
. I ' ll see Johnny when and where I please . " “ Do you want him for a friend ?
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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