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[1972, interview with Charles Platt in "New Worlds Quarterly"] I'm a great believer in people, and their untapped potential. It's obvious we can't all be a Gully Foyle, but most of us energize at such a low level, so far short of our real capabilities, we could all be more, do more. Today, in America, I think everyone needs a good kick in the ass, to get them doing things.
His short fiction sometimes features stories of nostalgia, and most of those are among his most highly-rated among fans and editors. He shares this theme of longing for the past with Ray Bradbury
and Jack Finney
. Bradbury and Finney had stories adapted for 'The Twilight Zone" (1959), as their stories were more easily adapted, whereas Bester did not, perhaps because he was prone to write stories ...
Stories of nostalgia