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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Bester's science is all wrong, his characters are not characters but funny hats; but
you never notice: he fires off a ... But "Adam and No Eve" (Astounding Science
Fiction, September 1941) was good enough to get into Adventures in Time and ...
In 1950 — 36 years old, and entering into his literary maturity — he found himself
looking once more toward science fiction. There had been great changes in the
science fiction field during Bester's eight-year absence, and no need now ...
The book made an overwhelming impact — in 1953 it received the very first Hugo
award as best science fiction novel of the year — and has been regarded as a
classic ever since. In the wake The Demolished Man came a steady series of ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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