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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The shock expert shook his head and glanced at the alienist who also shook his
head. "Mass illusion," the alienist said. At that moment PFC Riley, M/Sgt Machan,
and Corp/2 Hanmer reappeared. One moment they were a mass illusion; the ...
He shook it once, sauntered back to the chair where, with a suddenness and
savagery of a tiger, he lashed it across the sick man's face. "For God's sake!" Mr.
Foster/Davis/Hook cried. "That's better," the stout man said. "My name's Herod.
He removed the speculum and shook his finger at Halsyon. "We must bring you
back to the land of the living. Auxilium ab alto. Jeez. That is for why I have
arranged this meeting. What I have done I will undone, eh? But you must climb
out 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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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