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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... secret before they disappear forever . Send a poet to Ward T . " Carpenter
snapped up his intercom . “ Send me a poet , " he said . He waited , and waited . .
. and waited ALFRED BESTER.
He waited , and waited . . . and waited . . . while America sorted feverishly through
its two hundred and ninety millions of hardened and sharpened experts , its
specialized tools to defend the American Dream of Beauty and Poetry and the
He froze and waited , listening to the murmur of voices and muffled laughter .
Then the steps continued . Granville waited until they faded , then opened the
door and slipped out . He took the freight elevator down to the power plant , went
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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