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 stepped to the desk where the contents of the doomed man ' s pockets were
spread , picked up a wallet and displayed it . “ Your name is Warbeck . Marion
Perkin Warbeck . Right ? " The doomed man gazed at his wallet , then at Walter ...
He tripped the electric timer and stepped behind a lead shield . There was a
moment of silence . Suddenly black music crashed from a concealed
loudspeaker and a recorded voice began an intolerable chant . In quick
succession the powders ...
Two burly men stepped out alertly , their eyes busy . The chief of the security
squad made a sign . Out of the ship came two secretaries , brunette and
redheaded , striking , chic , efficient . After them came a thin , fortyish clerk in a
baggy suit with ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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