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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He darted around behind the desk, snatched up a paperweight and hurled it
through the window with a shattering crash. "Joe!" Herod yelled. Warbeck
knocked the phone off its stand and dialed Operator. He picked up his cigarette
He picked up the dollar bill and pocketed it. He picked up the bottle of carbon ink
warranted nonpoisonous and smeared the contents over his face. Choking and
shouting, he brought the nurse to the door. "Let me out of here," Halsyon cried in
Then he picked up his spade and followed the first clown into the cemetery. The
first clown was a tall man, gaunt, with a bitter expression but a sprightly manner. "
Is she to be buried in Christian burial that wilfully seeks her own salvation?
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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