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 ten ...
Which will it be? 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
"I'll make an analogy. Back in the nineteen hundreds, people played card games
with fifty-two cards in the deck. Those were simple times. Today everything's
more complex. We're playing with fifty-two hundred in the deck. Understand?" "I'll
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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