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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An unfortunate night . " “ No . A glorious night . . . . Gay , happy fun . . . . Like a
school dance . . . . Like a prom in costume . ... We realized we were in love that
night . We realized how wonderful life was going to be . And then you passed and
Auras of radiation glowed at night , highlighted by the blinking red warning
beacons , turning the county into one of those overexposed night photographs ,
all blurred and crosshatched by deadly slashes of light . After a restless night in
They hit the night spots and Alceste came back with a curious report . “ Me , I don
' t know how close you folks been watching Johnny , ” he told Fisher , “ but if you
think he ' s been sleeping every night , safe in his little trundle , you better switch ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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