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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... approximately casual . “ I thought you might like to look it over with me . " “
Have you got a watch on you ? " Halsyon asked . Restraining his start of surprise
at Halsyon ' s normal tone , the art dealer took out his pocket watch and displayed
Jeff , put down that watch . " “ Ten , fifteen , twenty , twenty - five . . . " " What the
devil ' s the point of counting minutes ? " “ Well , " Halsyon said reasonably , “
sometimes they lock the door and go away . Other times they lock up and stay
and spy ...
Others - dogs , practically — he jumps like old Wasteland . ” “ What is it ? " “ I think
it ' s a kind of test . Something to make the girls react hard and natural . It ain ' t
that kind of passion with old Wasteland . It ' s a cold blooded trick so he can watch
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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