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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This new syndrome must involve some aspects of teleportation . . . the power of
mind over space . Evidently combat shock , while destroying certain known
powers of the mind must develop other latent powers hitherto unknown . Agreed .
A mind can figure fifty - two cards . It can make decisions on that total . They had it
easy in the nineteen hundreds . But no mind is big enough to figure fifty - two
hundred — no mind except Strapp ' s . ” “ We ' ve got computers . " “ And they ' re
Is that what you had on your mind ? " “ Among other things , " Gardner said . “
Change your mind up there ? " “ About what ? " “ About what ! I could draw up a
list that — But it can wait . Change your mind about the hoax ? " “ What hoax ?
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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