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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nurse-man, cunningly mopping his blackened face with a hand that only masked
it more. As the nurse-man started to enter the cell, Hal- syon said, "Never mind
Halsyon. He's all right. Get me a towel or something. Hurry! The nurse-man
clapped a hand over Halsyon's mouth, heaved him up, dragged him through the
doorway and slammed the door. "Presto-chango," he laughed. "Exit Jeffrey
Halsyon from mortal ken. Dieu vous garde." Halsyon freed his mouth, screamed
Looking out across the glittering city, he reflected that every man could be happy
if everybody would just lend a hand; but sometimes that hand was expensive.
John Strapp walked into the suite. He shut the door, turned and examined 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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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