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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Halsyon passed through into the street , and as he started away he heard the
brass of the bells begin a clattering that terrified him . He ran . He stopped . He
tried to stroll . He could not . He lurched down the street until he heard the guards
I heard the jet coming down toward the school , ” Sima said , unaware that she
was speaking eleven years later . “ Then I heard a crash . What happened ? "
Alceste was jolted . Up to this moment she had been an objective . . . a goal . . .
I never heard no shots like that before , and I heard ' em all . Wait a minute . " On
the little piazza before the Wonderland monument , Mayo halted and raised the
shotgun to fire . Then he slowly lowered it . He took a deep breath . In a harsh ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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