The Machine Stops: A Science Fiction/Short Story Classics By E. M. Forster!

The Machine Stops: A Science Fiction/Short Story Classics By E. M. Forster!

by E. M. Forster
     
 
The Machine Stops is a short science fiction story. It describes a world in which almost all humans have lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. Each individual lives in isolation in a 'cell', with all bodily and spiritual needs met by the omnipotent, global Machine. Most humans welcome this development, as they are skeptical and fearful of first-hand

Overview

The Machine Stops is a short science fiction story. It describes a world in which almost all humans have lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. Each individual lives in isolation in a 'cell', with all bodily and spiritual needs met by the omnipotent, global Machine. Most humans welcome this development, as they are skeptical and fearful of first-hand experience. People forget that humans created the Machine, and treat it as a mystical entity whose needs supersede their own. Those who do not accept the deity of the Machine are viewed as 'unmechanical' and are threatened with "Homelessness". Eventually, the Machine apocalyptically collapses, and the civilization of the Machine comes to an end.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013071667
Publisher:
BDP
Publication date:
08/29/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
108 KB

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