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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... then turned and ran in the opposite direction . He went through the heavy
doors to the main wing corridor , still cleverly mopping , still sputtering with
cunning indignation . He reached the main building . He was halfway out and still
no alarm .
Holding the wheel with one arm , he reached into his side pocket to make sure
the gun was still in place . The car skidded . The tires squealed on frost and reeds
. The wheel was wrenched from his grasp and the car yawed up a small hillock ...
he exclaimed . “ A whole three - number dial - all of twenty - seven possible
combinations . Absolutely burglar - proof . I really am impressed . " He reached
for the dial , looked up , met the nude ' s melting glance , and smiled
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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