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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Won't take a minute." "Mr. Foster/Davis insinuated himself and presently
consulted with Mr. Buchanan and his redheaded wife in the living room of their
apartment. "Have you ever won a prize in radio or television?" "No," Mr.
Buchanan said ...
There are always last-minute ticket returns when he craves entertainment at sold-
out shows. You can question waiters, hack drivers, elevator girls, salesmen, box-
office men. There is no conspiracy. Mr. Aquila does not bribe or blackmail for ...
Parents did not listen to children for a few minutes. They did not listen at all. Pop. .
. . Just a minute. . . . Please! I'm trying to explain. I'm not really ten years old. I'm
thirty-three. There's been a freak in time, see? On account of a mysterious ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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