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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Halsyon passed through into the street, and as he started away he heard the
brass of the bells begin a clattering that terrified him. He ran. He stopped. He tried
to stroll. He could not. He lurched down the street until he heard the guards ...
She reeled back, clutched at a drape, smashed through a French window and fell
fourteen floors to the street like a gyrating doll. Halsyon looked down in horror. A
crowd gathered around the smashed body. Faces upturned. Fists shook.
"Nine-ten South Street." Jinny looked interested and curious. "Do you know
anything about — " "What time today did you get the job?" "If this is a new game,
Charles — " "Please, Jinny. Just answer the question." "I got the job this morning.
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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