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 to
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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