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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... Carpenter snapped up his intercom. "Send me a poet," he said. He waited, and
waited . . . and waited . 20 ALFRED B ESTER.
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
They gave orders. This had to be removed. That had to be locked. Such and such
had to be done. It was done. No one argued with John Strapp. The security
squad took up positions and waited. Bruxton Biotics held its breath. Noon struck,
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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