Bester's use of the word girl and the occasional female as manipulating schemer are not in line with current sensibilities and may give readers pause, especially those accustomed to feminist improvements in modern SF. Nevertheless, these stories are a frenetic and delightful confection of SF from the mid-20th century. --Bonnie Bouman
Thought-provoking short stories by a giant in speculative fiction. The introduction by Robert Silverberg is informative and to the point - no endless Ellison-style drivel here. Read morePublished 2 months ago by sierraseven
The best story in here is Fondly Fahrenheit, about an android who the heat makes do, lets say crazy things. Read morePublished 4 months ago by A long time ago...
I love Bester's writing, but he is that rare SF writer who I think is better in longer forms rather than in short story. Nonetheless, this is a must-read.Published 5 months ago by Richard S Davis
Alfred Bester wrote this. What else is there to say. Had he been enamored with only science fiction he would have been the greatest that ever wrote; however, he is merely... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Enjoyable read. A lot of the short stories have similar themes. As such got tired about halfway through. Stars My Destination/ Tiger Tiger is fantastic read - start there.Published 7 months ago by Thomas