Short Stories Alfred Bester: Fondly Fahrenheit, the Four-Hour Fugue, Something up There Likes Me, Star Light, Star Bright, Time Is the Traitor by Books LLC

ISBN: 9781158478552

Published: June 23rd 2010

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Short Stories  by  Alfred Bester: Fondly Fahrenheit, the Four-Hour Fugue, Something up There Likes Me, Star Light, Star Bright, Time Is the Traitor by Books LLC

Short Stories by Alfred Bester: Fondly Fahrenheit, the Four-Hour Fugue, Something up There Likes Me, Star Light, Star Bright, Time Is the Traitor by Books LLC
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This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Fondly Fahrenheit, the Four-Hour Fugue, Something up There Likes Me,MoreThis is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Fondly Fahrenheit, the Four-Hour Fugue, Something up There Likes Me, Star Light, Star Bright, Time Is the Traitor. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated.

Excerpt: Fondly Fahrenheit is a science fiction short story by Alfred Bester. First published in 1954, Bester adapted it for television as Murder and the Android on October 18, 1959. The production cast included Kevin McCarthy, Rip Torn, Suzanne Pleshette and Telly Savalas and was nominated for a 1960 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation. The central element of the plot is that a rich playboy, James Vandaleur, and his expensive multiple aptitude android have become two aspects of a single insane personality. Vandaleurs father is dead, having lost the family fortune, and Vandaleur only has the android which, if it works correctly, can bring in more than enough income to support him in the manner to which he had become accustomed.

On a warm humid planet, vast paddy fields raise a huge crop of rice. In these fields men are searching for a lost child. They find the young girl dead, and under her fingernails is blood. Android blood. Its a very hot day. James Vandaleur flees with his android. The android has progressed from acts of defiance, to random destruction, to murder. Each time they flee, each time with less money.

They take a space liner to another planet. Vandaleur hires out the android and becomes the plaything of a rich older woman. Vandaleur uses a false name, but she easily identifies the man and his android. In the hot furnace room of her jewelry manufacturing business, the android pours molten gold over her, killing her horribly and painfully.

In the heat, it capers, twiddling its fingers and singing an old song. Oh its no feat to beat the heat.All reet All re...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=644028



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