Virtual Unrealities

Virtual Unrealities is a collection of short stories by science fiction author Alfred Bester. Published in 1997 by Random House ISBN 0-679-76783-5, with an introduction by Robert Silverberg.

Virtual Unrealities contains the stories:

  • Disappearing Act
  • Oddy and Id
  • Star Light, Star Bright (originally published in 1953, used as the title for two other compilations of Bester's short stories)
  • 5,271,009 (originally published in 1954)
  • Fondly Fahrenheit (originally published in 1954)
  • Hobson's Choice (originally published in 1952)
  • Of Time and Third Avenue (originally published in 1952)
  • Time is the Traitor (originally published in 1953)
  • The Men Who Murdered Mohammed (originally published in 1958) (Hugo Award Nominee)
  • The Pi Man (originally published in 1959) (Hugo Award Nominee)
  • They Don't Make Life Like They Used To (originally published in 1963)
  • Will You Wait? (originally published in 1959)
  • The Flowered Thundermug (originally published in 1964)
  • Adam and No Eve (originally published in 1941)
  • And 3 1/2 to Go (fragment - previously unpublished)
  • Galatea Galante (originally published in 1979)
  • The Devil Without Glasses (previously unpublished)

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