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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could never teach you how a language was really used centuries ago? Do you
know how the Romans pronounced Latin? Do you know the Greek dialects?
Could you learn to speak and think in Gaelic, seventeenth-century Flemish, Old
"Never mind." He rinsed a glass with soda and poured her a drink. "Thank you.
Have one on me, bartender. What's your name?" "They call me Jim, ma'am. No
thanks. Never drink on duty." "Then come off duty and join me." "Never drink off
I've never generated a truly contemporary biodroid before. You'll pitch in and help
, I hope?" "I'll be honored, Reg." Suddenly, Corque returned the grin. "But there's
one abstruse reference I can't understand." "Fear not, you'll learn to decipher ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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
They Dont Make Life Like They Used To
Will You Wait?
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