Virtual Unrealities

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Virtual Unrealities
Author Alfred Bester
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction short stories
Publisher Random House
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
ISBN 0-679-76783-5

Virtual Unrealities is a collection of short stories by science fiction author Alfred Bester with an introduction by Robert Silverberg.


  • "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  • "And 3 1/2 to Go" (fragment - previously unpublished)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  • "The Devil Without Glasses" (previously unpublished)