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Bester, Alfred

Overview
Works: 201 works in 724 publications in 18 languages and 9,982 library holdings
Genres: Science fiction  Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Biographies  Novels  Periodicals  Short stories, American  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator
Classifications: PS3552.E796, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alfred Bester
The stars my destination by Alfred Bester( Book )

85 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 1,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gully Foyle, Mechanic's Mate 3rd Class, is the only survivor on his drifting, wrecked spaceship. When another space vessel, the Vorga, ignores his distress flares and sails by, Foyle becomes a man obsessed with revenge. He endures 170 days alone in deep space before finding refuge on the Sargasso Asteroid and then returning to Earth to track down the crew and owners of the Vorga. But, as he works out his murderous grudge, Foyle also uncovers a secret of momentous proportions
The demolished man by Alfred Bester( Book )

127 editions published between 1951 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 1,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 2301, the wealthiest man in the universe is determined to commit murder in a world in which telepaths are used to detect possible crimes before they can happen
Hell's cartographers : some personal histories of science fiction writers by Alfred Bester( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 2018 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six bestselling authors provide lively personal histories that provide fascinating insights into the creative process - and offer inspiration for aspiring wordsmiths. Includes essays by Robert Silverberg, Alfred Bester, Harry Harrison, Damon Knight, Frederik Pohl, and Brian W. Aldiss
The computer connection by Alfred Bester( Book )

36 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Bester's first science fiction novel since The Stars My Destination was a major event--a fast-moving adventure story set in Earth's future. A band of immortals--as charming a bunch of eccentrics as you'll ever come across--recruit a new member, the brilliant Cherokee physicist Sequoya Guess. Dr. Guess, with the group's help, gains control of Extro, the super-computer that controls all mechanical activity on Earth. The plan to rid Earth of political repression and to further Guess's researches--which may lead to a great leap in human evolution to produce a race of supermen. But Extro takes over Guess instead of turns malevolent. The task of the merry band suddenly becomes a fight in deadly earnest for the future of Earth. Sequoya Guess, whom they love, must be killed. And how do you kill an immortal?
The life and death of a satellite by Alfred Bester( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golem 100 by Alfred Bester( Book )

25 editions published between 1980 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a future metropolis a group of women get together and create a new demon- Golem 100. He's an unstoppable monster. Three people try to figure out how to take the golem down
Virtual unrealities : the short fiction of Alfred Bester by Alfred Bester( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of science fiction stories, most of them reprints from the 1950s. In Hobson's Choice, tourists from the future visit our age to experience a nuclear war, while Adam and No Eve is on the world's last surviving male
Starlight : the great short fiction of Alfred Bester by Alfred Bester( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The light fantastic by Alfred Bester( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and Spanish and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star light, star bright : the great short fiction of Alfred Bester by Alfred Bester( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1985 in English and Spanish and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psycho shop by Alfred Bester( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reporter in Rome investigates a personality-exchange store run by people from another world. Don't really need the foreign language you learned as a child? Swap it for more courage. But all sales are final. The store owner belongs to a race of advanced cats
The deceivers by Alfred Bester( Book )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction roman
Tiger! Tiger! by Alfred Bester( Book )

40 editions published between 1924 and 2008 in 10 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wraakgevoelens ten opzichte van de bemanning van een ruimteschip voeren een bezeten en getekend man in talloze vermommingen door het zonnestelsel
Redemolished by Alfred Bester( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes short stories, essays, interviews and the deleted prologue to "The demolished man."
Starburst by Alfred Bester( Book )

15 editions published between 1958 and 1977 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark side of the earth by Alfred Bester( Book )

19 editions published between 1964 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extro by Alfred Bester( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in English and Hebrew and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction-roman
"Who he?" by Alfred Bester( Book )

3 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bester drew on his memories and experiences of working in television to create what the dust jacket calls "a deliberately merciless satiric novel about America's most fabulous Never-Never Land -- television."
Thrilling Wonder Stories( )

in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiment perilous : three essays on science fiction by Marion Zimmer Bradley( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The demolished man
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The demolished manThe computer connectionVirtual unrealities : the short fiction of Alfred BesterPsycho shopThe deceiversTiger! Tiger!Redemolished"Who he?"
Alternative Names
Alfred Bester americký spisovatel

Alfred Bester Amerikaans auteur

Alfred Bester amerikai sci-fi író, forgatókönyvíró, szerkesztő és képregényrajzoló

Alfred Bester amerikanischer Sciencefiction-Autor

Alfred Bester amerykański pisarz

Alfred Bester autore di fantascienza statunitense

Alfred Bester Escritor estadounidense de ciencia ficción

Alfreds Besters

Bester

Bester A.

Bester, Alʹfred 1913-1987

Алфред Бестър

Альфред Бестер

Бестер Альфред

Бестер, Альфред 1913-1987

אלפרד בסטר

אלפרד בסטר סופר מדע בדיוני אמריקאי

בסטר, אלפרד

آلفرد بستر نویسنده آمریکایی

ألفريد بستر

베스터, 알프레드 1913-1987

베스터, 앨프리드 1913-1987

アルフレッド・ベスター

ベスター, アルフレッド

阿尔弗雷德·贝斯特

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