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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Do you know what has happened ? " “ No , " Halsyon answered . “ What ' s
happened ? " “ After your escape from the looney bin . Bango ! Atom bombs
everywhere . The two - hour war . It is over . Hora fugit , old faithful . Virility is over
. " “ What !
Would you like this to have happened or not have happened ? Sí . I can do . This
can never have happened . Spurlos versenkt . It is ten seconds from your escape
. You can have your pretty young face back . You can be recaptured . You can ...
Not to play district attorney , " he said , “ but I must know how it happened . " "
How what happened ? " Galatea demanded . “ Sweetheart , you are pregnant . " “
No , no , no ! " “ I know it can ' t be anyone in this house . Claudia , has she been ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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