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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Hiding what ' s stamped on its forehead . " “ No point to that , Wanda . You don ' t
have to see marks on a forehead to recognise an android . You don ' t have to
see a trademark on a car to know it ' s a car . " “ I don ' t mean it ' s trying to pass
What do you mean , you got him too ? " Hassel demanded . “ I killed him
September 16 , 599 . Old Style . " “ Why , I got Mohammed January 5 , 598 . " “ I
believe you . " “ But how could you have killed him after I killed him ? " “ We both
killed him ...
And at the same time you can be building up your stock , I mean , if you want to
sell a chair out from under me , that ' ll be all right . We can always pinch another
one . " “ You mean share your house together ? " " Sure . " “ Couldn ' t we take ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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