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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You will totally recall the pronouncement of our great poetphilosopher Trynbyll
who summed it up in one lightning , skazon line . ' The Future is Tekon , ' said
Trynbyll . Mr . Knight , do not cheat . Let me implore you to give me the almanac .
I finally broke through to a live operator , who was persuaded to give me the new
number of Beelzebub , Belial , Devil & Orgy . I called them . A bright young
woman answered . “ BBDO . Good morning . " “ May I speak to Mr . Satan , please
I give you credit for that . ” Miraculous was hardly the word for it . Krane knew that
without conceit , for he realized he ' d only stumbled on it . You had to stumble on
a catalyst that would induce atomic disintegration of iron and give 10 x 1010 ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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