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 ,
The procession of tall , jet - haired , inky - eyed , busty girls made Alceste dizzy . “
He ' s got an idee fix , " Alceste told ... He ' s looking for a special particular girl
and nobody comes up to specifications . " “ A girl named Kruger ? " “ I don ' t know
We ought to coax him into believing some girl ' s the duplicate . We ought to make
him fall in love again . " “ No , " Fisher repeated emphatically . “ Why no ? " “
Because the moment Strapp finds his girl , he heals himself . He stops being 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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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