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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He stared at her until she laughed. "I promise you. What is your name, pretty boy?
" "Ben Hur." "Tonight at nine, Ben Hur." The litter moved on. Outside the Forum,
Julius Caesar passed in hot argument with Savonarola. When he saw the litter he
Mr. Aquila held up a hand mirror. Halsyon glanced into it, then started and stared.
A fifty-year-old face stared back at him: lined, hardened, solid, determined.
Halsyon leaped to his feet. "Gently, gently," Mr. Aquila admonished. "It is not so
He stared at the girl; she stared at him. "Splem!" they both cried. They embraced
and kissed shoulders. "St'u my rock-ribbering rib-rockery to heart the hearts two,"
the man said. "Heart's too, argal, too heart," the girl laughed. "Eh? Then you st'u ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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