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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"Oh," Halsyon said. "I suppose Snider phoned. I'd forgotten about that." "Mister
Snider," his mother said. "And Mrs. Field," his father said. "Look," Halsyon began.
"We'd better get this straightened out. Will you listen to me for a few minutes?
The words shatter into filigree. "Clear transmission, please. There is reverse
interference." The blurring distorts, then clears. "Granville. Charles Granville. Can
you hear me?" The identity called Starr pauses. "Will some of you get him to listen
the short fiction of Alfred Bester Alfred Bester. "Dr. Granville." "You said
something? You spoke? You boke you moke you koke you loke you ..." "This is
Starr. Will you listen? Can you listen? This is an emergency." "Who?" "Try to
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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