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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No , Callas ' s ' Johnstown Flood , ' " Miss Sothern answered , opening the door of
Muni ' s office . “ Why , that ' s odd . I could have sworn I left the lights on . " She
felt for the light switch . “ Stop , " Professor Muni snapped . “ There ' s more here ...
The lights are out because it is best that people do not see Boris . He is a most
useful man , but not , shall we say , an aesthetic ... I will not permit this — " “ Boris
, light something . " Something was lit . Miss Sothern screamed . Professor Muni ...
The words were squeezed out of Manwright . “ They ' re no dreams . ” Suddenly
he roared , “ Light ! Give me light , Charles ! Igor ! Light ! " The brilliant lights
revealed him standing and shaking , moonlight pale in shock . “ Oh my God , my
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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