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Alfred Bester

1913–1987
Novels, stories, scriptws, comics, travel writing
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The Demolished Man [SHOW] [HIDE]

Anyone reading The Demolished Man for the first time today may enjoy it as a kind of typical science fiction thriller—a cat-and-mouse game between cop and criminal, set.... more

"Fondly Fahrenheit" [SHOW] [HIDE]

Alfred Bester's "Fondly Fahrenheit" was chosen by the Science Fiction Writers of America as one of the thirty greatest scifi stories from the pre-1965, pre-Nebula Award.... more

The Stars My Destination [SHOW] [HIDE]

The Stars My Destination has often been called one of science fiction's greatest works, sometimes the greatest. Yet, the first time I read it, I didn't get the fuss. The novel was.... more

Alfred Bester

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First appearance of works in book form

1953

The Demolished Man Novel

Who He? Novel (also called The Rat Race)

1956

The Stars My Destination Novel (also called Tiger, Tiger)

1958

Starburst Twelve stories

"Disappearing Act", "Adam and No Eve", "Star Light, Star Bright", "The Roller Coaster", "Oddy and Id", "The Starcomber", "White Light Cinema", "Travel Diary", "Fondly Fahrenheit", "Hobson's Choice", "The Die-Hard", "Of Time and Third Avenue"

1964

The Dark Side of the Earth Seven stories

"Time is the Traitor", "The Men Who Murdered Mohammed", "Out of This World", "The Pi Man", "The Flowered Thundermug", "Will You Wait?", "They Don't Make Life Like They Used To"

1966

The Life and Death of a Satellite Non-fiction

1975

The Computer Connection Novel (also called Extro)

1976

The Light Fantastic Seven stories, one commentary

incl. stories "5,271,009", "Ms. Found In a Champagne Bottle", "The Four-Hour Fugue", "Hell is Forever"

Star Light, Star Bright Nine stories, two memoirs

incl. story "Something Up There Likes Me"

1980

Golem100 Novel

1981

The Deceivers Novel

1991

Tender Loving Rage Novel

1997

Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester Seventeen stories

incl. "And 3½ to Go", "Galatea Galante", "The Devil Without Glasses"

1998

Psychoshop Novel (with Roger Zelazny)

2000

Redemolished Ten stories, plus articles, essays, interviews

incl. "The Probable Man", "The Push of a Finger", "The Lost Child", "I'll Never Celebrate New Year's Again", "The Animal Fair"

 

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Related:

Novel
The Demolished Man

Story
Fondly Fahrenheit

Novel
The Stars My Destination

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The Demolished Man
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Isaac Asimov

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Robert A. Heinlein

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Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester
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The Stars My Destination
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