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.
The Machine Stops and Other Stories by E.M. Forsterby E. M. Forster
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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."
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Meet the Author
- Date of Birth:
- January 1, 1879
- Date of Death:
- June 7, 1970
- Place of Birth:
- Place of Death:
- Coventry, England
- B. A. in classics, King's College, Cambridge, 1900; B. A. in history, 1901; M.A., 1910
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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.
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.