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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"Each fact would tell you an entire history. Real estate investment, for example.
What lands to buy and sell. Population shifts and census reports would tell you.
Transportation. Lists of marine disasters and railroad wrecks would tell you ...
LT HR TL U HR DRMS "Let her tell me her dreams? Why?" JST LSN "All right, I'll
listen. Tell me about your dreams, love. "No. They're private property." "Claudia
wants me to hear them." "She's the only one I've ever told. I'm ashamed of them.
You understand, don't you?" "Yeah, honey. It's okay. Don't worry." Gardner
thumped his sister's back. "Now where is he?" "I couldn't be sure what he was
going to do. He said sleep, but I'm afraid . . . Just promise you won't tell him I told
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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