Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester

Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester by Alfred Bester 0679767835 9780679767831
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Dazzlement and enchantment are Besters methods. His stories never stand still a moment. Damon Knight, author of Why Do Birds Alfred Bester took science fiction into hyperdrive, endowing it with a wit, speed, and narrative inventiveness that have inspired two generations of writers. And nowhere is Bester funnier, speedier, or more audacious than in these seventeen short storiestwo of them previously unpublishedthat have now been brought together in a single volume for the first time. Read about the sweet-natured young man whose phenomenal good luck turns out to be disastrous for the rest of humanity. Find out why tourists are flocking to a hellish little town in a post-nuclear Kansas. Meet a warlock who practices on Park Avenue and whose potions comply with the Pure Food and Drug Act. Make a deal with the Devilbut not without calling your agent. Dazzling, effervescent, sexy, and sardonic, Virtual Unrealities is a historic collection from one of science fictions true pathbreakers. Alfred Bester was one of the handful of writers who invented modern science fiction. Harry Harrison


Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 384

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 1997-11-11

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