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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Don ' t you remember me ? " Alceste stared . “ I ' m Blooper Davis . We was raised
together in the old precinct . Don ' t you remember Blooper Davis ? " “ Blooper ! "
Alceste ' s face lit up . “ Sure enough . But it was Blooper Davidoff then .
Hey , remember when we were kids how we used to choose up sides ? Ibbety ,
bibbety , zibbety , zab ? " “ We used to say , Eenie , meenie , miney , mo . " “
Remember : April Fool , go to school , tell your teacher you ' re a fool ? " “ I love
Try to remember this . You must remember . . . " “ Who ' s that ? " “ Charles , we
can help you if you ' ll — " “ I can ' t hear you . What ? What ? " “ We ' re going to
give you the key . You must remember the key as it ' s unfolded . Charles , listen .
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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