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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"I got Napoleon." "I thought Einstein was more important." "Mohammed didn't
change things much — I expected more from him." "I know. I got him too." "What
do you mean, you got him too?" Hassel demanded. "I killed him September 16,
If love is a little thing and has to end, then let it end. Let all little things like love
and honor and mercy and laughter end, if there's a bigger design beyond." "But
what's bigger? What's beyond? I've asked that for years. Never an answer. Never
"Why would I do a thing like that? Just trying to be pleasant. Just trying to give you
a good time. My mother told me, 'Linda,' she told me, 'just remember this, about a
man. Wear what he wants and say what he likes,' is what she told me.
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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