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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Jed Stark raised the camera and began shooting his spool of infrared film ,
aiming the camera sights at that bobbing head . Then Wanda shrieked , for I saw
them and came charging down on them , brandishing a polished steel shovel .
He shook his head . Somehow that was impossible . He was the last living thing
on Earth . How could there be a menace ? The wind roared behind him , and an
instant later came the heavy clouds of cinders and ashes . They lashed over him
Looks like a Gila - monster head attached . Work of that Tejas tailor who ' s so
nitzy with surgical needle and thread . Peacock coronet on head . Good theater to
blindfold its eyes . Conveys the conviction that its glance will kill . Hmmm . Ought
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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