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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Try living in the past by candlelight , without central heating , without refrigeration
, canned foods , elementary drugs . . . . Or , future - wise , try living with
Berganlicks , the TwentyTwo Commandments . Duodecimal calendars and
currency , or ...
Hassel went home without walking , searched through his laboratory and study
without finding anyone , and at last floated into the living room , where his
redheaded wife was still in the arms of another man . ( All this , you understand ,
Small channels had already been cut - channels that would be new rivers some
day ; a day he would never see ; a day that no living thing would ever see . As he
flipped the empty can aside , Krane thought : The last living thing on Earth eats ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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