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
Twenty- Two Commandments. Duodecimal calendars and currency, or try ...
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,
had taken ...
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 its
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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