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 showed
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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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