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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From the interior a sick voice called: "Good afternoon, Dr. Granville. Do come in.
That will be all, Sharpe." It was a crushed voice ... a mutilated voice. Granville
stiffened and slowly stepped into the office. Sharpe closed the door smartly
The agonizing voice stunned Granville again. Coven continued quietly: "Mr. Arno
is an extremely busy person. We can't take up too much of his time. Please sit in
that chair . . . alongside the desk. For your own sake you'd best sit before you ...
"Keep your voice down." Simmons led them to the registry desk. To the clerk he
flashed the blue and gold badge and said: "Charles Granville." "Not registered
here, Inspector," the clerk said promptly. "Sergeant," Simmons snapped irritably.
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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