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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Keep ' em in ? What d ' you mean ? Are they trying to get out ? They violent , or
something ? " “ No , sir . Not violent . " “ Dimmock , I don ' t like your attitude . You '
re acting damned sneaky and evasive . And I ' ll tell you something else I don ' t ...
I ' m so crazy to keep her for myself that — " He stopped himself and touched the
bandages on his hands . “ Withdraw your charge , Fisher . " " No , " Fisher
snapped . “ You can ' t keep ' em apart . Not this way . Suppose she ' s interned ?
Jim , if you ' ll do something for me , I ' ll do something for you . " “ Like what , for
instance ? " “ Well , I get terribly lonesome , nights . It isn ' t so bad during the day
— there ' s always a lot of chores to keep you busy — but at night it ' s just awful .
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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