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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Mr . Solon Aquila nodded his head emphatically , took out a cigarette , took out a
lighter , then paused , deep in thought . After a long moment , he nodded again ,
this time with decision , and did an astonishing thing . He returned the lighter to ...
Only the bitterness remained . “ Shall I tell you who I am , my chicken ? Shall I
explain why one unguarded look from this phizz toppled you over the brink ? "
Halsyon nodded , unable to speak . “ I am a scoundrel , a black sheep , a
Manwright nodded again . “ Uh - huh . Took me ten years . " “ But I had no idea
that , Why haven ' t you published ? " “ What ? " Manwright snorted in disgust . “
Publish ? And have every damned quack and campus cretin clowning around
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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