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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Avaunt ! " “ But if everybody has those dreams , they can ' t be bad , can they ? " "
God damn . Everybody in fourteenth century had lice . Did that make it good ? No
, my young , such dreams are for childrens . Too many adults are still childrens .
He waited with steely concentration until a young man and a pretty girl entered .
Then he ducked back to the phone . “ Probability fulfilled . Oliver Wilson Knight in
contact . MQ . Luck my Para . " He hung up and was sitting under the poster as ...
I dialed again and got the same recorded message . I finally broke through to a
live operator , who was persuaded to give me the new number of Beelzebub ,
Belial , Devil & Orgy . I called them . A bright young woman answered . “ BBDO .
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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A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ...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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