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 play ...
"Poop," muttered Grande and began integrating his pulse rate with his eye blink.
Can you spare price of one coffee, dearly madam? I am starveling organism
requiring nutritiousment. Now, travel in those days was hazardous. Addyer took
"You know what I mean," Knight muttered. "The knowledge that life is worth
planning. There's the atom bomb." Boyne nodded quickly. "True. It is a crisis. But
then, I'm here. The world will continue. I am proof." "If I believe you." "And if you
do not ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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