BESTER, Alfred "Alfie" (USA)

 

 

18 1913 . . New-York
30 1987 . . Doylestown, Pennsylvania

 

Grand Master Award, 1988

 

 

5 271 009, [5,271,009 (The Starcomber), (nv) F&SF #34, Mar 1954, p3-32]
Collections: Starburst; The Light Fantastic; Virtual Unrealities;

  • 1993 - . "- 6" . : , .82-114, .

  • 1995 - . " ", .4, : , .221-269, . , .

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .752-797, . , .

- , . [Hell Is Forever, (na) Unknown, Aug 1942]

Collections: The Light Fantastic; Redemolished; Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester;

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .545-641,

, [Adam and No Eve, (ss) Astounding, Sep 1941, p35-45]
Collections: Starburst; Star Light, Star Bright; Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester; Virtual Unrealities - The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester;

  • 1992 - . " " .: (- -), .5-18, . ( )

  • 1995 - . " ", .4, : , .48-62, .

  • 2003 - . " " .: + (. . -, .1), .41-52, .

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .483-497, .

, [The Roller Coaster, (ss) Fantastic, May/Jun 1953, p80-88]
Collections: Starburst; Redemolished;

  • 1988 - . " " 10, .78-80, .

  • 1991 - . " " .: , .171-176, .

  • 1992 - . " " () 1, .2-3, . (, !)

  • 1992 - .. " " .: , .424-431, .

  • 1992 - . " " : (), .254-259 (-)

  • 1993 - . "" 1(6), .71-75, . ( )

  • 1995 - . " ", .4, : , .287-294, .

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .745-751, .

, [The Mad Molecule, (ss) Thrilling Wonder Stories, Jan 1941, p29-35]

  • 1995 - . " ", .4, : , .36-47, .

, [The Probable Man, (nv) Astounding, Jul 1941, p75-104]

Collections: Redemolished;

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .436-482,

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- , [Time Is the Trator, (nv) F&SF #28, Sep 1953, p103-122]
Collections: The Dark Side of the Earth; An Alfred Bester Omnibus; Star Light, Star Bright; Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester; Virtual Unrealities - The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester;

  • 1990 - . "-1" .: Book Chamber International, .93-112, .

  • 1991 - . "" 1, .77-86, .

  • 1991 - . " " .: , .113-130, .

  • 1992 - . "" (.) 1, .11-28, . ( - )

  • 1995 - . " ", .4, : , .177-199, .

  • 1999 - .. " . ! ! " .: ( ), .578-599, .

  • 2005 - . " " .: , ( ), .365-386, .

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .723-744, .

Ĩ? [Will You Wait?, (ss) F&SF, Mar 1959, p125-131]
Collections: The Dark Side of the Earth; An Alfred Bester Omnibus; Virtual Unrealities - The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester;

  • 1974 - . " " 4, .72-75, . .

  • 1974 - . "" 45 4-10.11, .22-23, . (, )

  • 1981 - . "" 18 (2352), .15, . (, )

  • 1987 - . "" 10, .44-47, . ( ?!)

  • 1990 - . " ", .: , .384-394, . , .

  • 1991 - . " " .2 .: "", "" ( "" - " XX "), .27-32, . ( ?!)

  • 1994 - . ( )

  • 1995 - . " ", .4, : , .339-348, . , .

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .856-865, . , .

, [Hobson's Choice, (ss) F&SF #15, Aug 1952, p3-15]
Collections: Starburst; Star Light, Star Bright; Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester; Virtual Unrealities - The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester;

  • 1985 - . "" 10, .59-63

  • 1988 - . " " .: ( ), .594-604, .

  • 1990 - . " .2" .: , .347-355, .

  • 1991 - . " " .: , .162-170, .

  • 1991 - .. " " .: , : , .434-444, .

  • 1992 - .. " " .: (), .451-460, .

  • 1995 - . " ", .4, : , .143-154, .

  • 2003 - . " " .: + (. . -, .2), .131-139,

  • 2005 - . " " .: , ( ), .416-426, .

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .672-682, .

100, [Golem 100, (n.) NY: Simon & Schuster, Apr 1980, 384pp, hc]

  • 1995 - . " ", .3, : , .5-406, .

, [The Devil Without Glasses, (nv) Virtual Unrealities - The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester, Vintage, 1997, p334-366]

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .1029-1067,

, [The Indian Giver (The Computer Connection) (Extro), (n.) Analog, Nov 1974, p12-76; Dec 1974, p108-163; Jan 1975, p118-169]

First Edition: NY: Berkley, May 1975, 218pp, hc;

  • 1995 - . " ", .2, : , .235-510, .

¨ , ¨ ... [Star Light, Star Bright, (ss) F&SF #26, Jul 1953, p113-131]
Collections: Starburst; Star Light, Star Bright; Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester; Virtual Unrealities - The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester;

  • 1966 - . " " 52(208) 23.12, .21-23, .

  • 1967 - . " " .: ( .10), .511-532, .

  • 1991 - .. " , .2" : , .272-291, .

  • 1991 - . " " : "" (. . -), .23-40, .

  • 1992 - .. " " .: " ", .247-266, .

  • 1995 - . " ", .4, : , .155-176, .

  • 1999 - .. " . ! ! " .: ( ), .485-504, .

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .683-702, .

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- , [Something Up There Likes Me, (nv) Astounding: John W. Campbell Memorial Anthology, ed. Harry Harrison, Random, Nov 1973, p49-72]
Collections: Star Light, Star Bright; Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester; Redemolished;

  • 1995 - . " ", .3, : , .409-437, .

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, [Out of This World, (ss) The Dark Side of the Earth, Signet, May 1964, p45-55]
Collections: An Alfred Bester Omnibus; The Dark Side of the Earth; Redemolished;

  • 1978 - . " " 11, .118-125, . ( )

  • 1990 - . ", " .: ( . " "), .36-47, . ( )

  • 1995 - . " " 16 18.04, .16-17, .

  • 1995 - . " ", .4, : , .432-441, .

  • 2005 - . " " (.) , 30(81), .1-6 ( )

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .945-956, . ( )

, [They Don't Make Life Like They Used To, (nv) F&SF, Oct 1963, p100-127]
Collections: The Dark Side of the Earth; An Alfred Bester Omnibus; Star Light, Star Bright; Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester; Virtual Unrealities - The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester;

  • 1991 - . " " .: ", "", .396-424, .

  • 1991 - . " " .: , .177-202, .

  • 1995 - . " ", .4, : , .349-381, .

  • 1999 - .. " . ! ! " .: ( ), .546-577, .

  • 2003 - . " " .: + (. . -, .1), .303-329, .

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .866-896, .

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, [The Flowered Thundermug, (nv) The Dark Side of the Earth, Signet, 1964, p74-116]
Collections: An Alfred Bester Omnibus; The Dark Side of the Earth; Virtual Unrealities - The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester;

  • 1973 - . "" .: ( .25), .338-383, .

  • 1991 - .. " , .2" : , .225-271, .

  • 1991 - . " " : "" (. . -), .41-80, .

  • 1992 - .. " " .: " ", .266-312, .

  • 1995 - . " ", .4, : , .382-431, .

  • 1995 - . " " -.: ( . ), .181-199, .

  • 1999 - .. " . ! ! " .: ( ), .437-484, .

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .897-944, .

, [The Deceivers, (n.) NY: Wallaby/Simon & Schuster, Oct 1981, 2+300(2)pp, tp]

  • 1995 - . " ", .2, : , .5-234, .

, [Of Time and Third Avenue, (ss) F&SF, Oct 1951, p3-9]
Collections: Starburst; Star Light, Star Bright; Virtual Unrealities - The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester; Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester;

  • 1974 - . "" 5, .150-158, .

  • 1991 - . "- .1" .: , .467-473, . , .

  • 1991 - . " " .: , .: , .46-53, . , .

  • 1992 - . " " .: , .310-316, . , .

  • 1995 - . " ", .4, : , .133-142, .

  • 2005 - . " " (.) , 21(72), .1-6 ( )

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .662-671, .

, [The Devil's Invention (Oddy and Id), (ss) Astounding, Aug 1950, p133-145]
Collections: Starburst; Star Light, Star Bright; Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester; Virtual Unrealities - The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester;

  • 1995 - . " ", .4, : , .112-132, . , .

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .642-661, . , .

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-, [The Pi Man, (ss) F&SF, Oct 1959, p80-93]
Collections: The Dark Side of the Earth; An Alfred Bester Omnibus; Star Light, Star Bright; Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester; Virtual Unrealities - The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester;

  • 1989 - . " " 5, .34-36, 6, .34-36, .

  • 1989/90 - . ", " .: , .74-89, .

  • 1991 - .. " " .: , : , .445-460, .

  • 1991 - . " " .: , .144-157, .

  • 1992 - .. " " .: , .432-446, .

  • 1992 - .. " " .: " ", .312-327, .

  • 1995 - . " ", .4, : , .322-338, .

  • 1999 - .. " . ! ! " .: ( ), .530-545, .

  • 2005 - . " " .: , ( ), .231-247, .

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .839-855, .

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, [Galatea Galante, The Perfect Popsy, (nv) Omni, Apr 1979, p42-47]
Collections: Virtual Unrealities - The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester;

  • 1992 - . " .1" .: ( ""), .5-66, .

  • 1995 - . " ", .3, : , .438-493, .

, [Psychoshop (with R. Zelazny), (n.) Random House/Vintage, Jul 1998, 207pp, tp] 

  • 1999 - .: ( ), .9-312(8) ., . ( - "": .5-8, ) (. 20 000) (ISBN 5-04-003711-2)

  • 2003 - .: ( ), .9-312(8) ., .  ( - "": .5-8, ) (. 7000) (ISBN 5-699-01757-7)

  • 2003 - .: ( ), .9-316(4) ., .  ( - "": .5-8, ) ( .) (. 80000 (ISBN 5-699-02989-3)

  • 2004 - cc. " . " ., .: (-. Sci-Fi Foundation), .212-390, .

, [Travel Diary, (ss) Starburst, Signet, 1958, p109-113]

Collections: Starburst;

  • 1967 - . " " () 14.02, .4,

  • 1967 - . " " (-) 32 14.02, .4,

  • 1967 - . " " 21.02, .3,

  • 1967 - . " " () 17.03, .4,

  • 1967 - . " " () 25.03, .

  • 1967 - . "" (.) 14.04, .4,

  • 1967 - . " " .: ( .10), .540-544, .

  • 1990 - . "" .: . . . ( ), .30-34, .

  • 1991 - . " " : "" (. . -), .81-87, .

  • 1992 - . ". , .1" : , .122-125, .

  • 1993 - . " " .: (), .245-249, .

  • 1995 - . " ", .4, : , .299-304, .

  • 1999 - .. " . ! ! " .: ( ), .525-529, .

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .829-833, .

, [Slaves of the Life Ray, (ss) Thrilling Wonder Stories, Feb 1941, p62-77]

  • 1995 - . " ", .4, : , .7-35, .

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, - , [Ms. Found In a Champagne Bottle, (ss) Status, 1968] ""
Collections: The Light Fantastic; Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester;

  • 1990 - . " " -: ( -. -), .12-13, .

  • 1994 - . "" 220 26.11, .7, .

  • 1995 - . "" 1, .25-26,

  • 1995 - . " " 8 21.02, .18, .

  • 1995 - . " ", .4, : , .442-445, .

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .657-959, .

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, . [The Push of a Finger, (na) Astounding, May 1942, p108-131]

Collections: Redemolished;

  • 1991 - . ", ", .: ( , 4), .307-342, .

  • 1995 - . " ", .4, : , .63-111, .

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .498-544, .

, [The Die-Hard, (ss) Starburst, Signet, 1958, p148-151]

Collections: Starburst;

  • 1980 - . " " 5, .85-87, .

  • 1982 - . " " , .,

  • 1983 - . " " , .,

  • 1991 - . " " .: , .158-161, . ()

  • 1992 - .. " " .: , .447-450, .

  • 1992 - .. " " .: " ", .328-331, .

  • 1995 - . " ", .4, : , .294-298, . ()

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .834-838, . ()

! ! [Tiger! Tiger!, (n.) London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1956, 232pp, hc (Signet, Mar 1957, 197pp, pb - revised as The Stars My Destination, Galaxy, Oct 1956-Jan 1957)]
Collections: An Alfred Bester Omnibus;

  • 1988 - . "" 18.07  13, .8 ( )

  • 1989 - . "" -- 14.10, .7, 28.10, .5 ( )

  • 1989 - . " " .: , .3-174, .

  • 1990 - .: "" (), 159(1) ., . (. 200 000) (ISBN 5-7 100-0020-5) (. . )

  • 1991 - : (.-), 180(2) ., . (. 100 000) (ISBN 5-8144-1488-) (. . ) ( .)

  • 1991 - .. " " .: , : , .237-433, .

  • 1991 - . " " .: , .203-366, .

  • 1992 - .. " " .: , .223-406, .

  • 1995 - . " ", .1, : , .245-446, .

  • 1996 - . ". , . " .: ( ), .179-406, .

  • 1999 - .. " . ! ! " .: ( ), .237-434, .

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .238-435, .

  • 2013 - . ( - )

, [Fondly Fahrenheit, (nv) F&SF #39, Aug 1954, p3-21]
Collections: Starburst; The Light Fantastic; Virtual Unrealities - The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester; Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester;

  • 1989 - . " " 3, .82-86, .

  • 1991 - . " " .: , .131-143, .

  • 1992 - . " .3" .: ( ""), .163-187, . ( )

  • 1992 - .. " " .: , .409-423, .


  • 1992 - . " " : (), .284-294
  • 1995 - . " ", .4, : , .270-286, .

  • 1999 - .. " . ! ! " .: ( ), .600-613, .

  • 2005 - . " " .: , ( ), .310-324, .

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .798-812, .

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, [Disappearing Act, (ss) Star Science Fiction Stories #2, ed. Frederik Pohl, Ballantine, 1953]
Collections: Starburst; The Light Fantastic; Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester; Virtual Unrealities - The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester;

  • 1966 - . "" 6, , .113-125, . ()

  • 1967 - . " .6" .: , .231-249, . ()

  • 1967 - . " " .: ( .10), .196-216, .

  • 1986 - . " " : , .14-32, .

  • 1988 - . " " : , .14-32, . (2- .)

  • 1988 - . " " .: ( ), .418-435, .

  • 1991 - .. " , .2" : , .292-311, .

  • 1991 - .. " " .: , : , .461-479, .

  • 1991 - . " " : "" (. . -), .5-22, .

  • 1991 - . " .1" .: "-", .174-192, . ()

  • 1992 - .. " " .: " ", .228-247, .

  • 1992 - . " " : , .37-56, .

  • 1992 - . " " : ( ), .27-42, .

  • 1992 - . ". , .1" : , .69-88, .

  • 1995 - . " ", .4, : , .200-220, .

  • 1997 - . " .2" .: ( ), .27-45, .

  • 1999 - .. " . ! ! " .: ( ), .505-524, .

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .703-722, .

, [The Animal Fair, (nv) F&SF, Oct 1972, p5-37]

Collections: Redemolished;

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .960-1006,

, [The Demolished Man, (n.) Galaxy, Jan 1952, p4-66; Feb 1952, p101-163; Mar 1952, p101-163] *Hugo 1953
First Edition: Chicago: Shasta, 1953, 250pp, hc;

  • 1972 - . ". , . , " .: ( .24), .161-385, .

  • 1990 - : "", 136 ., . (. 100 000) ( ., - 60x90/16-145x215)

  • 1991 - .. " , .2" : , .3-224, .

  • 1991 - .. " " .: , : , .3-236, .

  • 1991 - . " " : "" (. . -), .89-265, .

  • 1992 - .. " " .: , .3-222, .

  • 1992 - .. " " .: " ", .3-227, .

  • 1995 - . " ", .1, : , .5-244, .

  • 1999 - .. " . ! ! " .: ( ), .5-236, .

  • 2003 - . " " (.) 6(54), .1-80, .

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .5-237, .

, , [The Men Who Murdered Mohammed, (ss) F&SF, Oct 1958, p118-131]
Collections: The Dark Side of the Earth; An Alfred Bester Omnibus; The Light Fantastic; Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester; Virtual Unrealities;

  • 1970 - . " " .: (), .318-335, . .

  • 1990 - . "" () 1, .17-37, . ( )

  • 1990 - . "" 8, .57-63, . ( )

  • 1992 - . "- " .: , .168-183, .

  • 1992 - . " " : , .233-248, .

  • 1995 - . " ", .4, : , .305-321, .

  • 2004 - . ", " .: - (׸ . ), .183-201, ( )

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .813-828, .

Ш , [The Four-Hour Fugue, (ss) Analog, Jun 1974, p87-100] 100

Collections: The Light Fantastic; Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester; Redemolished;

  • 2009 - .. "! !" .: , .: ( ), .1007-1028,

 

Shortfiction
The Broken Axiom (1939)
No Help Wanted (1939)
Guinea Pig, Ph.D. (1940)
Voyage to Nowhere (1940)

The Pet Nebula (1941)

The Biped, Reegan (1941)
Life for Sale (1942)

The Unseen Blushers (1942)

The Black Nebulae (Quintet, Part 1) (1959) [only as by Sonny Powell]

MS Found in a Coconut (1979)
Never Love a Hellhag (1989)
And 3½ to Go (1997)

The Lost Child (2000)
I'll Never Celebrate New Year's Again (2000)
The Demolished Man: the Deleted Prologue (2000)
Emerging Nation (unpublished)