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.
Results 1-3 of 51
An unfortunate night." "No. A glorious night. . . . Gay, happy fun. . . . Like a school
dance. . . . Like a prom in costume. . . ." "Always back to childhood, eh?" Mr.
Aquila murmured. "We must attend to that. Cetera desunt, young Lochinvar.
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 the ...
"I want a room for the night." "Yessir. Just sign the register." "My name is Wilkins.
Charles Wilkins . . . from Chicago. I have no luggage. It will follow tomorrow."
Granville picked up the pen, signed, then examined the clerk's bland face. "Will
What people are saying - Write a review
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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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?
Adam and No Eve
2 other sections not shown