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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The door opened . To a nondescript middle - aged lady , the man said , “ Good
evening . Mrs . Buchanan ? " The lady nodded . “ My name is Foster . I ' m from
the Science Institute . We ' re trying to check some flying saucer reports . I won ' t ...
He opened the portfolio and began sorting mounted drawings . “ Forty , forty - five
, fifty - five , TWO . " " Here ' s one of your earliest , Jeff . Remember when you
came into the gallery with the roughs and we thought you were the new polisher
... hard , turned and lumbered into his private laboratory like a freight engine . He
opened a drawer labeled DUODENUM and removed a . 45 - caliber revolver . He
opened other drawers , more interestingly labeled , and assembled apparatus .
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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