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Alfred Bester

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Bibliography

Novels

Collections

  • Starburst (1958) contains the short stories
    • "Disappearing Act" originally published in 1953
    • "Adam and No Eve" originally published in 1941
    • "Star Light, Star Bright" originally published in 1953
    • "The Roller Coaster" originally published in 1953
    • "Oddy and Id" originally published in 1950 as "The Devil's Invention"
    • "The Starcomber" originally published in 1954 as "5,271,009"
    • "Travel Diary"
    • "Fondly Fahrenheit" originally published in 1954
    • "Hobson's Choice" originally published in 1952
    • "The Die-Hard"
    • "Of Time and Third Avenue" originally published in 1951
  • The Dark Side of the Earth (1964) contains the short stories
    • "Time is the Traitor" (originally published in 1953)
    • "The Men Who Murdered Mohammed" (originally published in 1958) (Hugo Award Nominee)
    • "Out of This World"
    • "The Pi Man" (originally published in 1959) (Hugo Award Nominee)
    • "The Flowered Thundermug" (originally published in 1964)
    • "Will You Wait?" (originally published in 1959)
    • "They Don't Make Life Like They Used To" (originally published in 1963)
  • An Alfred Bester Omnibus (1968)
  • Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester (1976)
  • The Light Fantastic Volume 1: The Short Fiction Of Alfred Bester (1976)
  • Star Light, Star Bright: The Short Fiction Of Alfred Bester, Volume 2 (1976)
  • The Light Fantastic Volume 2: The Short Fiction Of Alfred Bester (1976)
  • Virtual Unrealities (1997) - contains the stories:
    • "Disappearing Act" (originally published in 1953)
    • "Oddy and Id"
    • "Star Light, Star Bright" " (originally published in 1953, used as the title for two other compilations of Bester's short stories)
    • "5,271,009" (originally published in 1954)
    • "Fondly Fahrenheit" (originally published in 1954)
    • "Hobson's Choice" (originally published in 1952)
    • "Of Time and Third Avenue" (originally published in 1952)
    • "Time is the Traitor" (originally published in 1953)
    • "The Men Who Murdered Mohammed" (originally published in 1958) (Hugo Award nominee)
    • "The Pi Man" (originally published in 1959) (Hugo Award Nominee)
    • "They Don't Make Life Like They Used To" (originally published in 1963)
    • "Will You Wait?" (originally published in 1959)
    • "The Flowered Thundermug" (originally published in 1964)
    • "Adam and No Eve" (originally published in 1941)
    • "And 3 1/2 to Go" (fragment - previously unpublished)
    • "Galatea Galante" (originally published in 1979)
    • "The Devil Without Glasses" (previously unpublished)
  • Redemolished (2000) - Contains the short stories:

Non-fiction

  • The Life and Death of a Satellite (1966)

Other short fiction

  • "Ms. Found In A Champagne Bottle" (collected in The Light Fantastic - 1976)

Bibliography from ISFDB

Fetched: Fritz (talk) 18:20, 6 February 2015 (CST)

Fiction Series

   The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester
       1 The Light Fantastic (1976) [C]
       2 Star Light, Star Bright (1976) [C]
       Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester (1976) [C] 

Novels

   The Demolished Man (1952) also appeared as:
       Serializations:
       The Demolished Man (Part 1 of 3) (1952)
       The Demolished Man (Part 2 of 3) (1952)
       The Demolished Man (Part 3 of 3) (1952) 
   The Stars My Destination (1956) also appeared as:
       Variant Title: Tiger! Tiger! (1956) 
       Serializations:
       The Stars My Destination (Part 1 of 4) (1956)
       The Stars My Destination (Part 2 of 4) (1956)
       The Stars My Destination (Part 3 of 4) (1956)
       The Stars My Destination (Part 4 of 4) (1957) 
   The Computer Connection (1975) also appeared as:
       Variant Title: Extro (1975) 
       Serializations:
       The Indian Giver (Part 1 of 3) (1974)
       The Indian Giver (Part 2 of 3) (1974)
       The Indian Giver (Part 3 of 3) (1975) 
   Golem 100 (1980)
   The Deceivers (1981)
   Psychoshop (1998) with Roger Zelazny 

Collections

   Starburst (1958)
   The Dark Side of the Earth (1964)
   Verrukkelijk Fahrenheit [Dutch] (1977)
   Le livre d'or de la Science-Fiction: Alfred Bester [French] (1986)
   Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester (1997)
   Redemolished (2000) 

Omnibus

   An Alfred Bester Omnibus (1967) [O/2N/1C] 

Chapterbooks

   The Starcomber (2013) 

Nonfiction

   The Science Fiction Novel (1959) with C. M. Kornbluth and Basil Davenport and Robert A. Heinlein and Robert Bloch
   The Life and Death of a Satellite (1966)
   Experiment Perilous (1976) with Marion Zimmer Bradley and Norman Spinrad 

Shortfiction

   The Broken Axiom (1939)
   No Help Wanted (1939)
   Guinea Pig, Ph.D. (1940)
   Voyage to Nowhere (1940)
   The Mad Molecule (1941)
   Slaves of the Life-Ray (1941)
   The Pet Nebula (1941)
   The Probable Man (1941)
   Adam and No Eve (1941)
   The Biped, Reegan (1941)
   Life for Sale (1942)
   The Push of a Finger (1942)
   The Unseen Blushers (1942)
   Hell Is Forever (1942)
   Oddy and Id (1950) also appeared as:
       Variant Title: The Devil's Invention (1950) 
   Of Time and Third Avenue (1951)
   Hobson's Choice (1952)
   Disappearing Act (1953)
   Disappearing Act (1953) with Richard Matheson
   The Roller Coaster (1953)
   Star Light, Star Bright (1953)
   Time Is the Traitor (1953)
   5,271,009 (1954) also appeared as:
       Variant Title: The Starcomber (1954) 
   Fondly Fahrenheit (1954)
   The Die-Hard (1958)
   Travel Diary (1958)
   The Men Who Murdered Mohammed (1958)
   Will You Wait? (1959)
   The Black Nebulea (Quintet, Part 1) (1959) [only as by Sonny Powell ]
   The Pi Man (1959)
   I Will Never Celebrate New Year's Again (1963)
   They Don't Make Life Like They Used To (1963) also appeared as:
       Variant Title: They Don't Make Life Like They Used To... (1964) 
   Out of This World (1964)
   The Flowered Thundermug (1964)
   Ms. Found in a Champagne Bottle (1968)
   The Animal Fair (1972)
   Something Up There Likes Me (1973)
   The Four-Hour Fugue (1974)
   Galatea Galante, The Perfect Popsy (1979) also appeared as:
       Variant Title: Galatea Galante (1979) 
   MS Found in a Coconut (1979)
   The "Hes", the "Shes", and the "Its" (1987)
   Never Love a Hellhag (1989)
   And 3½ to Go (1997)
   The Devil Without Glasses (1997)
   The Demolished Man: the Deleted Prologue (2000)
   The Lost Child (2000)
   Emerging Nation (unpublished) 

Essay Series

   Books (F&SF)
       Books (F&SF, October 1960) (1960)
       Books (F&SF, November 1960) (1960)
       Books (F&SF, December 1960) (1960)
       Books (F&SF, January 1961) (1961)
       Books (F&SF, February 1961) (1961)
       Books (F&SF, March 1961) (1961)
       Books (F&SF, April 1961) (1961)
       Books (F&SF, May 1961) (1961)
       Books (F&SF, June 1961) (1961) with James Blish
       Books (F&SF, July 1961) (1961)
       Books: The Demolished Man (1961)
       Books (F&SF, October 1961) (1961)
       Books (F&SF, November 1961) (1961)
       Books (F&SF, December 1961) (1961)
       Books (F&SF, January 1962) (1962)
       Books (F&SF, February 1962) (1962)
       Books (F&SF, March 1962) (1962)
       Books (F&SF, April 1962) (1962)
       Books (F&SF, June 1962) (1962)
       Books (F&SF, July 1962) (1962) 
   Livres d'Amérique
       Livres d'Amérique (Fiction #99) [French] (1962)
       Livres d'Amérique (Fiction #104) [French] (1962)
       Livres d'Amérique (Fiction #106) [French] (1962)
       Livres d'Amérique (Fiction #110) [French] (1963)
       Livres d'Amérique (Fiction #114) [French] (1963)
       Livres d'Amérique (Fiction #118) [French] (1963) 
   Science Fact (Analog)
       Mastering the Art of Space Cooking (1977) 
   Venturings (Venture Science Fiction Magazine)
       Venturings (Venture Science Fiction Magazine, March 1958) (1958) with Robert P. Mills only appeared as:
           Variant Title: Venturings (1958) [as by Alfred Bester and RPM ] 

Essays

   Trematode, a Critique of Modern Science-Fiction (1953)
   Letter (Startling Stories, March 1953) (1953)
   They Write... (1953) [only as by Alfred Bestor ]
   Guest Editorial: What's the Difference? (Science Fantasy, February 1955) (1955)
   Science Fiction and the Renaissance Man (1959)
   John Huston's Unsentimental Journey (1959)
   Gourmet Dining in Outer Space (1960)
   The All-Star SF Author (1961)
   My Private World of Science Fiction (Epilogue) (1963) also appeared as:
       Variant Title: Epilogue: My Private World of Science Fiction (1964) 
   Alfred Bester démoli par Alfred Bester [French] (1964)
   Comment on Fondly Fahrenheit (1970) also appeared as:
       Variant Title: Comentario a Afectuosos Fahrenheit (1984) 
   Isaac Asimov (1973)
   Baked Striped Bass Caponata (1973)
   Striped Bass Fishballs (1973)
   My Affair With Science Fiction (1974)
   How We Work (1975)
   Selected Bibliographies: Alfred Bester (1975) with uncredited
   Writing & 'The Demolish Man' (1976)
   Horace, Galaxyca (1980)
   Letter (The Patchin Review Number Three) (1982)
   Bester-Editors Correspondence (1982) with Anthony Boucher and J. Francis McComas
   Introduction (Odd John) (1987)
   Breakthrough (1987)
   Introduction to the Interviews (Redemolished) (2000)
   A Diatribe Against Science Fiction (2000)
   Place of the Month: The Moon (2000)
   The Perfect Composite Science Fiction Author (2000)
   The Sun (2000)
   Writing and The Demolished Man (2000)
   Selections from the Gimmick Books (2001)
   Letter (Science Fiction Stories, March 1956) (unknown) 

Reviews

   Eight Keys to Eden (1960) by Mark Clifton
   Out of Bounds (1960) by Judith Merril
   The Incomplete Enchanter (1960) by Fletcher Pratt and L. Sprague de Camp
   The Worlds of Clifford Simak (1960) by Clifford Simak
   Beyond (1960) by Theodore Sturgeon
   First Men to the Moon (1960) by Wernher von Braun
   Nine Tomorrows (1960) by Isaac Asimov
   Notions: Unlimited (1960) by Robert Sheckley
   The Genetic General (1960) by Gordon R. Dickson
   The Saragossa Manuscript (1960) by Jan Potocki
   When the Kissing Had to Stop (1960) by Constantine FitzGibbon
   A Clash of Cymbals (1960) by James Blish
   Agent of Vega (1960) by James H. Schmitz
   The Status Civilization (1960) by Robert Sheckley
   The Vortex Blaster (1960) by E. E. Smith, Ph.D.
   The Weans (1960) by Robert Nathan
   A Guide to the Stars (1961) by Patrick Moore
   Deathworld (1961) by Harry Harrison
   Shadow Hawk (1961) by Andre Norton
   Star of Stars (1961) by Frederik Pohl
   Venus Plus X (1961) by Theodore Sturgeon
   The 5th Annual of the Year's Best S-F (1961) by Judith Merril
   The Intelligent Man's Guide to Science (1961) by Isaac Asimov
   Pilgrimage: The Book of the People (1961) by Zenna Henderson
   Some of Your Blood (1961) by Theodore Sturgeon
   The Fifth Galaxy Reader (1961) by H. L. Gold
   The Milky Way Galaxy (1961) by Ben Bova
   The Unexpected (1961) by Leo Margulies
   Twilight World (1961) by Poul Anderson
   Rogue Moon (1961) by Algis Budrys
   Far Out (1961) by Damon Knight
   From the Earth to the Moon/All Around the Moon (1961) by Jules Verne
   New Maps of Hell (1961) by Kingsley Amis
   Tiger by the Tail and Other Science Fiction Stories (1961) by Alan E. Nourse
   To the Sun?/Off on a Comet! (1961) by Jules Verne
   Turn Left at Thursday (1961) by Frederik Pohl
   Bypass to Otherness (1961) by Henry Kuttner
   He Owned the World (1961) by Charles Eric Maine
   Not Without Sorcery (1961) by Theodore Sturgeon
   Skyport (1961) by Curt Siodmak
   Slan (1961) by A. E. van Vogt
   So Close to Home (1961) by James Blish
   The Big Time (1961) by Fritz Leiber
   The Edge of Tomorrow (1961) by Howard Fast
   The Green Rain (1961) by Paul Tabori
   The Lovers (1961) by Philip José Farmer
   The Mind Spider and Other Stories (1961) by Fritz Leiber
   The Synthetic Man (1961) by Theodore Sturgeon
   Triangle (1961) by Isaac Asimov
   Trouble with Lichen (1961) by John Wyndham
   Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) by Theodore Sturgeon
   Music of the Spheres (1961) by Guy Murchie
   Stranger in a Strange Land (1961) by Robert A. Heinlein
   6 x H (1961) by Robert A. Heinlein
   A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea (1961) by Willard Bascom
   Abominable Snowmen: Legend Come to Life (1961) by Ivan T. Sanderson
   Greener Than You Think (1961) by Ward Moore
   The Clock Strikes Twelve (1961) by H. R. Wakefield
   The Mysterious Sea (1961) by Lester del Rey
   A Fall of Moondust (1962) by Arthur C. Clarke
   Mind Partner and 8 Other Novelets from Galaxy (1962) by H. L. Gold
   The Ghoul Keepers (1962) by Leo Margulies
   The Glass Bees (1962) by Ernst Jünger
   A Way Home (1962) by Theodore Sturgeon
   Battle for the Stars (1962) by Edmond Hamilton
   Time Is the Simplest Thing (1962) by Clifford D. Simak
   ... And Some Were Human (1962) by Lester del Rey
   Prologue to Analog (1962) by John W. Campbell
   The Fourth Dimension Simply Explained (1962) by Henry Parker Manning
   The Primal Urge (1962) by Brian Aldiss
   The Silver Eggheads (1962) by Fritz Leiber
   Lost Cities and Vanished Civilizations (1962) by Robert Silverberg
   Planet of the Damned (1962) by Harry Harrison
   Shadows with Eyes (1962) by Fritz Leiber
   The Falling Torch (1962) by Algis Budrys
   The October Country (1962) by Ray Bradbury
   The Stainless Steel Rat (1962) by Harry Harrison
   21st Century Sub (1962) by Frank Herbert
   Catseye (1962) by Andre Norton
   Chemistry Creates a New World (1962) by Bernard Jaffe
   From the Ocean, from the Stars (1962) by Arthur C. Clarke
   Gray Lensman (1962) by Edward E. Smith
   Living Earth (1962) by Peter Farb
   Loch Ness Monster (1962) by Tim Dinsdale
   Project 12 (1962) by Thomas Grouling
   The Alley God (1962) by Philip José Farmer
   The Great Flying Saucer Hoax (1962) by Coral E. Lorenzen
   The Human Brain (1962) by John Pfeiffer
   The Lani People (1962) by J. F. Bone
   The Road to Man (1962) by Herbert Wendt
   The Unsleep (1962) by Meir Gillon and Diana Gillon
   The Wall Around the World (1962) by Theodore R. Cogswell
   Tomorrow and Tomorrow (1962) by Hunt Collins 

Interviews

   Rex Stout (1967) with Rex Stout
   Conversation with Woody Allen (1969) with Woody Allen
   Isaac Asimov (1973) with Isaac Asimov
   Robert Heinlein (1973) with Robert A. Heinlein
   Publisher's Weekly Interview (1973) with Robert A. Heinlein
   Interview With Robert A. Heinlein (1973) with Robert A. Heinlein 

Non-Genre Titles

Novels

   Who He? (1953) also appeared as:
       Variant Title: The Rat Race (1956) 
   Tender Loving Rage (1991)
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