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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And then you passed and looked at me . . . . Just once . You looked at me . It was
horrible . " " Tsk ! ” Mr . Aquila clicked his tongue in vexation . “ Now I remember
said incident . I was unguarded . Bad news from home . A pox on both my houses
He had ordered the wrong size , and when she showed herself to him in it , she
looked so adorable that he wanted to kiss her . Instead he punched her , very
gently and very solemnly , and took her out to buy a wardrobe . When she
Krane looked up and saw Umber tangled in the springs and straps of the
hammock . His first impulse was to laugh , then suddenly he realized ; he had
looked up ! He had looked up at the hammock . He was lying curled in the cup of
the crystal ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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