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Virtual Unrealities : Short Fiction - Alfred Bester

Virtual Unrealities

Short Fiction

Paperback Published: 1st November 1997
ISBN: 9780679767831
Number Of Pages: 384

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"Dazzlement and enchantment are Bester's 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And nowhere is Bester funnier, speedier, or more audacious than in these seventeen short stories—two of them previously unpublished—that have now been brought together in a single volume for the first time.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 Devil—but not without calling your agent. Dazzling, effervescent, sexy, and sardonic, Virtual Unrealities is a historic collection from one of science fiction's true pathbreakers.

"Alfred Bester was one of the handful of writers who invented modern science fiction. "
—Harry Harrison

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ISBN: 9780679767831
ISBN-10: 0679767835
Series: Vintage
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st November 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 14.1  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.3