The Last Machine in the Solar System

The Last Machine in the Solar System

by Matthew Isaac Sobin


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Nearly three billion years into the future, the solar system is a very different place. Earth is long gone, and the sun is a gray, shrunken dwarf. All that remains of humanity and conscious thought is Jonathan—the last machine.

Created to survive Earth’s destruction by our ever-expanding sun, Jonathan witnessed the end of life on Earth. This is his story and that of his creator, Nikolai. It is also the story of the human race, which failed to disentangle its destiny from the star that gave rise to all life-forms on Earth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942645191
Publisher: Inkshares
Publication date: 04/11/2017
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 4.60(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Matthew Isaac Sobin grew up in Huntington, New York, and graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor's degree in history, with studies in astronomy and geology. He currently lives in Hayward, California, with his partner, sculptor Patricia Gonzalez, and works with the Peter Beren Literary Agency. The Last Machine in the Solar System is his first published work.

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The Last Machine in the Solar System 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
PeterRyan More than 1 year ago
In The Last Machine in the Solar System, Sobin has written a gem. While short in length, it’s powerful in scope. This tale is a wonderful blend of science and humanity and is an intense reflection of our place in the solar system. If punchy, thought-provoking novellas are what you enjoy, then this is an absolute must!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everyone longs to be remembered , and through a short story capturing an immense passage of time, the author imagines the fate of humanity and a most human yet manufactured memorial . Rich and thoughtful .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sobin has written a very philosophical sci-fi piece. I enjoyed it from start to finish and found the voice to be engaging and authentic to the last machine. I think all of the ideas and thoughts in the novella are awesome, but I often felt they could have been developed more. This story is very cool, and left me wishing this novella were a novel. I will say that I think this piece would sell better at a price point of $5 as opposed to $10. Overall, this novella is thought provoking, smart, and I definitely recommend you spend a night reading it. I also thought the graphics were a nice creative touch. Grab a copy, you won't regret it.
Craig_Munro More than 1 year ago
Beyond the excellent writing, The Last Machine in the Solar System accomplishes in a few short pages what only the finest Science Fiction novels have managed – to change the reader’s perspective, to view the everyday in a new light, and to question what could be.