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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What was that ? Future talk ? " Addyer asked . “ Shorthand ? " “ Shorthand ? "
Jelling exclaimed in a surprised tone . “ Don ' t you know rhetoric when you hear
it ? That was thirtieth - century rhetoric , man . We don ' t talk anything else up
Jelling looked at him steadily for a moment . “ You will be , ” he said sorrowfully . “
I ' ve got bad news for you , Addyer . We can ' t let you remain . You ' ll talk and
make trouble , and our secret ' s got to be kept . We ' ll have to send you out one ...
We protect our property ! " “ I think he needs a friend , ” the brunette said . " Why ?
" “ We could find out what ' s bothering him without destroying anything . People
talk to their friends . Strapp might talk . " “ We ' re his friends . " “ No , we ' re not .
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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