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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Good morning , Mr . Lundgren . This is Peter Marko . Guy in the penthouse . Right
. Mr . Lundgren , be my personal rabbi and get some workmen up here this
morning . I want those two baths converted into one . No , I mean it . I ' ll leave five
He was awakened next morning by a loud honking and clattering of wings . He
rolled out of bed and went to the windows just in time to see the mallards
dispossessed from the pond by what appeared to be a red balloon . When he got
his eyes ...
Next morning Mayo was again awakened by the clatter of dispossessed ducks .
The red balloon was sailing on the surface of the pond , bright in the warm June
sunshine . Mayo wished it was a model boat instead of the kind of girl who got ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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