×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Machine Stops and Other Stories by E.M. Forster
     

The Machine Stops and Other Stories by E.M. Forster

3.0 3
by E. M. Forster
 
This Halcyon Classics collection contains seven stories by British writer E.M. Forster. Among these is THE MACHINE STOPS, a dystopian science fiction story where humans live in isolation, with all their physical, spiritual, and intellectual needs met by an omnipotent global machine. People come to forget that humans created the Machine, and treat it as a mystical

Overview

This Halcyon Classics collection contains seven stories by British writer E.M. Forster. Among these is THE MACHINE STOPS, a dystopian science fiction story where humans live in isolation, with all their physical, spiritual, and intellectual needs met by an omnipotent global machine. People come to forget that humans created the Machine, and treat it as a mystical entity whose needs supersede their own. Those who do not accept the holiness of the Machine are viewed as 'unmechanical' and are threatened with "Homelessness."

Includes an active table of contents for easy navigation.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012537522
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
10/22/2010
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,222,604
File size:
103 KB

Meet the Author

Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970), was an English novelist and writer. He is best known for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th-century British society.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 1, 1879
Date of Death:
June 7, 1970
Place of Birth:
London
Place of Death:
Coventry, England
Education:
B. A. in classics, King's College, Cambridge, 1900; B. A. in history, 1901; M.A., 1910

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

The Machine Stops and Other Stories by E.M. Forster 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
jtoth More than 1 year ago
The stories were intriguing and thought provoking but not exactly the type of science fiction/fantasy I typically go for. The problem with the e-book,however, was the excessive number of typographical errors, including misspellings, use of the wrong word repeatedly (as if a mass change was made to the book), missing words, etc. It may be that all the errors were part of the original, but they had the feeling of a poorly transcribed manuscript.
Matt3223 More than 1 year ago
Me again. In looking around, most every source has the exact same typos, which now makes me wonder a little more about them... I will make this review three stars and call it ... good enough.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago