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The Dark Side of the Earth

[PDF] The Dark Side of the Earth | by ☆ Alfred Bester [PDF] The Dark Side of the Earth | by ☆ Alfred Bester - The Dark Side of the Earth, The Dark Side of the Earth Alfred Bester writes fiction that is offbeat and intensely imaginative In THE DARK SIDE OF THE EARTH a volume that includes his new novella and five short stories Mr Bester is at his most inventive

  • Title: The Dark Side of the Earth
  • Author: Alfred Bester
  • ISBN: 9780451024749
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Book

[PDF] The Dark Side of the Earth | by ☆ Alfred Bester, The Dark Side of the Earth, Alfred Bester, The Dark Side of the Earth Alfred Bester writes fiction that is offbeat and intensely imaginative In THE DARK SIDE OF THE EARTH a volume that includes his new novella and five short stories Mr Bester is at his most inventive Contents Time Is the Traitor The Men Who Murdered Mohammed Out of This World The Pi Man The Flowered Thundermug Will You Wait They Don tAlfred

The Dark Side of the Earth

[PDF] The Dark Side of the Earth | by ☆ Alfred Bester [PDF] The Dark Side of the Earth | by ☆ Alfred Bester - The Dark Side of the Earth, The Dark Side of the Earth Alfred Bester writes fiction that is offbeat and intensely imaginative In THE DARK SIDE OF THE EARTH a volume that includes his new novella and five short stories Mr Bester is at his most inventive The Dark Side of the Earth

  • [PDF] The Dark Side of the Earth | by ☆ Alfred Bester
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  1. I m a real sucker for these very old SF shorts Bester s work holds up better than most, as it s less sexist than most and than just Twilight Zone gimmick But most of these have been collected elsewhere, so if you re a rabid reader like me you ve probably already seen them.



  2. An interesting collection of short stories but at times hit and miss with me It contains six short stories and one novella, The Flowered Thundermug The novella was nicely witty but then it sort of ended and left me feeling well, like eh Time is a Traitor took a bit of getting into but ultimately I liked it very much I also liked the premise of The Men who Killed Mohammed, dealing with the impact of traveling into the past and the consequences of trying to change events Out of this World was fasc [...]


  3. I ve heard a lot of good things about Afred Bester, but this early collection of short stories didn t really justify it Only one of the collection The Flowered Thundermug was memorable The rest were average to uninteresting, and there was an undertone of sexism running through the stories that I didn t hugely like either I m still going to read The Demolished Man at some point though.


  4. Alfred Bester is best known for two of the most classic science fiction novels ever written The Demolished Man and The Stars my Destination He was a Grand Master of the art, credited with being one of the most influential writers in the genre, virtually inventing character driven science fiction at a time when sci fi was often dismissed as juvenile hack writing Bester brought a literary sensibility to his craft, developing deep and original novels and short stories that highlighted his intellect [...]


  5. If it were an option I d give this three and a half stars Like many short story collections some stories were real gems, and a few were hit and miss The gems deserve four stars, the othersa bit rough around the edges, or just, wellring For some reason, to my taste any way, the best stories in this collection came last The Flowered Thundermug was deeply, unexpectedly entertaining It was a fast paced, delightful satire and kept me turning pages quickly and earned a few real laughs Will you Wait po [...]


  6. Normally I m a big fan of Bester and there are a couple of decent stories here For being such a short book 160 pgs it is occasionally hard to get through Part of it is Bester s writing style explores so many avenues such as text that flows diagonally on the page as well as stream of consciousness His ideas are almost always original but not always good He also possesses a great sense of humor, I bet he was a riot at dinner parties You can probably find this cheaply at library book sales, yard sa [...]


  7. I don t typically read short stories And when I do, Ron Rash, Mark Helprin, Junot Diaz, Bonnie Joe Campbell, and Rick Bass are some of my favorites And really, I m hard pressed to think about when I ve ever read a collection of short stories in the Science Fiction genre Overall, this book was a quick read, strange, wondrous, and, yes, kind of dark It did feel a bit uneven at times A few of the stories I d give five stars to, though one or two I lost interest part of the way through, I think beca [...]


  8. I loved Bester s novel The Stars My Destination and decided to try this short story collection It didn t seem like the same author at all and I really didn t like the stories very much The one I liked the most was Out of this World And on the other end I couldn t even finish The Flowered Thundermug I assume it was a comedy but it wasn t my type of comedy.


  9. This is the second chronologically later half of what was first published as a Best Of And Bester s earlier fifties work was better, often brilliant There are good stories here, but for me they are hinting tantalisingly at even better ones Three and a half yes, but just not quite worth four stars to me.


  10. Bester not only had great ideas, he was among the very best stylists in SF urbane, smart, playful Impressed as I am by Harlan Ellison s 1992 fragmented story The Man Who Rowed Christopher Columbus Ashore, it surprised me to read Bester s The Pi Man and see he was doing something very similar in 1959 This story collection is well worth tracking down.


  11. A collection of six varying short stories, all with varying degress of comedy and often quite nonsensical though that s what makes them fun no Some are engaging than others ,I particularly enjoyed the 4th a satire of hollywood and media worship and the 6th concerning a post apocalyptic world The stories are highly varied and are an easy and fun read.







  12. Some of the stories in this collection of short stories might appear old fashioned or missing real technological trends The quality of writing, though, shines through undimmed.


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