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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General Carpenter asked for one hundred million men . The army was given one
hundred million men . General Carpenter asked for ten thousand U - Bombs . Ten
thousand U - Bombs were delivered and dropped . The enemy also dropped ...
Old face or pretty face ? The reality of dreams or the dream of reality ? " “ How
many decisions did you say we have to make in a lifetime ? " " Five million two
hundred and seventy - one thousand and nine . Give or take a thousand . God
We ' re playing with fifty - two hundred in the deck . Understand ? " “ I ' ll go along
with it . " “ A mind can figure fifty - two cards . It can make decisions on that total .
They had it easy in the nineteen hundreds . But no mind is big enough to figure ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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