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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A special light so he can play marbles at night , only it murders men . A machine
to play checkers , only it hypnotizes men . He ' s invented a robot mob of
gangsters so he can play cops - androbbers and they took care of Joe and Herod
Yes , but I want to play after dinner , too . You can ' t listen to records all the time . I
' ve got it all planned ; books on how to play , and books on how to tune a piano . .
. . I ' ve been able to figure everything except how to move the piano in .
It sure was a letdown for my old man , me playing fullback in high school and him
wanting like an Einstein in the house . " " Was football fun ? " “ Not like playing
games . Football ' s a business . Hey , remember when we were kids how we
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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