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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They embraced and kissed shoulders. "St'u my rock-ribbering rib-rockery to heart
the hearts two," the man said. "Heart's too, argal, too heart," the girl laughed. "Eh?
Then you st'u too." They embraced again and left. "What was that? Future talk?
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-way." "I
"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. We're his associates." "Has he
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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