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 kids near him stopped their games and gaped . “ Stuart Buchanan ! ”
Warbeck ' s voice cracked hysterically . “ Can you hear me ? " His wild voice
carried farther down the street . More games stopped . Ringaleevio , Chinese tag
, Red ...
The line stopped . The diamonds froze in the heat . There was silence . Each man
gazed into the glowing screen on his wrist , tuning to sector seven . All tuned to
one . All showed a small nude figure awash in the muddy water of a paddy .
Krane stopped and turned , and settled himself to watch . If he was really being
followed , he would see whatever it was , coming along his tracks . There was a
painful moment of lucidity . It cleaved through his fever and bewilderment ,
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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