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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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. You want this dress?"
she demanded. "I like it, if that's what you mean." "Know what I paid for it?
There were half a dozen tiny boxes stamped on the margin of every page. "If you
only knew the work that went into this contract," Sibyl & Sphinx told me with
satisfaction. "It's kind of long, isn't it?" "It's the short contracts that make all the
He told me all about this art treasury just imported by a rich guy. He told me he
was a collector hisself, but couldn't afford to buy this treasury, and the rich guy
was so jealous of him he wouldn't even let him see it. He told me he would give
me a ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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