Starburst

Starburst Review

Time, Space and the Future. Here is your passport into the fascinating world of science fiction...eleven dazzling, jet-propelled, rocket-paced tales of tomorrow by one of today's leading writers.

Contents:

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

Title:Starburst
Edition Language:English

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    Starburst Reviews

  • Bill Kerwin

    Alfred Bester emerged during science fiction’s Golden Age and indelibly marked the ‘50’s with two groundbreaking novels (telepath detective story The Demolished Man, swashbuckling revenge tale T...

  • Chuck

    Alfred Bester is a new author for me; he was a "big gun" writer in the fifties, having won several "SF Novel of the Year" awards. Such is the fleetingness of fame; I had never heard of him. I am the p...

  • Steven

    "Can you spare price of one cup coffee, honorable sir? I am indigent organism which are hungering." The stories in here are deeper and better than the cover blurbs would have you believe. This quote i...

  • Kurt Reichenbaugh

    Cold War Sci-Fi stories from the 50's firmly grounded in morality. Time travel, nuclear warfare and a touch of whimsy. Favorites are "The Roller Coaster" about a thrill seeking couple from the future ...

  • Carl

    I found this book, a collection of short stories, as I started decluttering my house. It was only after I began reading the first story that I realized I remembered its every word. Now, over sixty yea...

  • Chris

    3.5 starsA solid collection from Bester. Some of the stories have a great hook or twist, and I was impressed how much focus Bester put into beating up on sci-fi as escapism in these stories....

  • James

    While it's been many years since I've read this collection, I still remember many of the stories, which is unusual. I recommend it if you like Golden Age oddities....

  • Vaida

    This book contains a set of short stories worth reading....

  • Joe Santoro

    This is a pretty good collection, but kinda badly mislabelled.. only the 1 of the 11 stories take place in space.. most are post-atomic war, or a present setting. I guess someone must have just really...

  • John

    Bester is a hell of a writer, someone who can quickly and thoroughly create a world, paint a character with convincing shadings of moral and emotional ambiguity, and generally hold your attention from...