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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"Hiding what's stamped on its forehead." "No point to that, Wanda. You don't have
to see marks on a forehead to recognise an android. You don't have to see a
trademark on a car to know it's a car." "I don't mean it's trying to pass as a human.
"So I just held on to him and tried to get my legs under me," Krane said. "And then
something smashed my legs and side — " He hesitated, wondering how much
she knew of what really had happened. He didn't want to frighten her. "Evelyn ...
He was sensing 30,000, 40,000, and 50,000 hertz and trying to translate the
outre hyperworld he heard into conventional music, which was like trying to
divide apples by pears. The audiologist's paper on the discovery created a
sensation in ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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