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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No more Halsyons ever? Merde. My slogan. We must do something about Jeffrey
Halsyon. I will not be disappointed. We must do something." Mr. Solon Aquila
nodded his head emphatically, took out a cigarette, took out a lighter, then
Bring me a weapon!" He held the squirming mathematician with all his weight. I
went at once to a cupboard where I knew a revolver was kept. I checked it. It was
loaded with five cartridges. I handed it to Vandaleur. I took it, rammed the barrel ...
She took Mayo's hands. "Why won't you stay?" "Stay? Where?" "Here." "I am
staying." "I mean for a long time. Why not? Haven't I got lovely home? And there's
all New York for supplies. And farm for flowers and vegetables. We could keep
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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