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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When the girls appeared, his grim possession would take over again and he
would examine the line carefully and dispassionately. Very rarely he would
discover a girl that interested him; always the identical type — a girl with jet hair,
inky eyes ...
On it was written: "I want the name and address of every girl over twenty-one who
fits this description," Strapp would say. "I'll pay ten credits a name." Twenty-four
hours later would come the list, and off Strapp would chase on a possessed ...
He meets girl after girl. He hopes. He talks. He makes the pass. If it's Sima's
duplicate, he knows she'll respond just the way he remembers Sima responding
ten years ago. 'Are you Sima?' he asks himself. 'No,' he says and moves on. It
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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