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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He marched briskly down the hall to the front parlor, turned, smiled at Mrs.
Buchanan, opened the notebook to a blank page, and poised the pencil. "Have
you ever seen a flying saucer, Mrs. Buchanan?" "No. And it's a lot of bunk, I — " "
The nurse-man locked the door again, turned and ran down the corridor. Halsyon
waited until he disappeared into a supply room, then turned and ran in the
opposite direction. He went through the heavy doors to the main wing corridor,
He turned east on 50th Street and spent a long time trying to decipher the tattered
posters advertising the last performance at Radio City Music Hall. Then he turned
south again. He was jolted to a halt by the sudden clash of steel. It sounded ...
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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