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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His very first story ( " The Broken Axiom , ” Thrilling Wonder Stories , April 1939 )
carried off that month ' s $ 50 prize in the Amateur Story Contest that Thrilling
Wonder was then running every issue to attract new talent . He was twenty - five ...
But silly gobbledygooky stories were something that the garishly pulpy old
Thrilling Wonder Stories published by the ... the magnificent cockeyed pizazz and
breathtaking narrative thrust with which Bester gets his first story in motion , back
Bester began his return to science fiction with a story for Campbell — “ Oddy and
Id , ” which Campbell published under the title of “ The Devil ' s Invention " in
Astounding for August 1950 . But the postwar Campbell had become obsessed
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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