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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There was a pretty girl in the procession, dark, with cropped curly hair and lovely
long legs. He winked at her. She winked back. Halsyon edged over toward her,
speaking with his eyes and she answered him saucily the same way. Then he ...
His suit was rumpled, his seal-brown hair was rumpled, and his friendly face was
crinkled by good-natured creases. The girl had black hair, soft blue eyes, and a
small private smile. They walked arm in arm and liked to collide gently when they
Will you look at that red carpet?" There was a skewed truck and a doughnut of
people clustered around the front bumper staring at a scarlet puddle. A slender,
pasty man with thinning hair was exhorting the public irritably. "All right, folks,
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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