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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"Buchanan!" he shouted. "Stuart Buchanan!" 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
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.
As they clattered up in fright, she ran down to Fifth Avenue, crossed, and stopped
before a shop window. There was a plum-colored wool dress on display. It had a
high waist, a full skirt, and not too many moth holes. The price was $79.90.
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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