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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I ' ll go to the police , " he muttered , knowing perfectly well he could not . “ The
boy has a weapon . Something he invented . Something silly like the others . A
special light so he can play marbles at night , only it murders men . A machine to
Poop , ” muttered Grande and began integrating his pulse rate with his eye blink .
Can you spare price of one coffee ... He drifted in the icy waters for seventeen
hours , muttering through his teeth : “ Oh , Christ ! If only I ' d been born a hundred
Knight hesitated , sobering in the face of Boyne ' s overwhelming intensity . Then
he said : “ Security . ” “ There is no such thing . Life is danger . You can only find
security in death . " “ You know what I mean , " Knight muttered . “ The knowledge
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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