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Machine Stops, the (1909) [Novelette]
by E. M. Forster Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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In a society where humans have lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth, they instead live in small cells and spent their time listening to lectures and discussing "ideas." A woman receives a call from her son asking her to visit him at the other end of the Earth, and though reluctant she makes the terrible journey, only to discover that her son has rebellious ideas and has even ventured outside onto the earth.

First published in Oxford and Cambridge Review, November 1909.

Original title: The Machine Stops
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionPoliticalDystopia/Utopia

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Collected Short Stories (1947) [Collection]
      Author: E. M. Forster
     17 X Infinity (1963) [Anthology]
      Authors: Rudyard Kipling , Frank Herbert , Isaac Asimov , Ray Bradbury , E. M. Forster , Frederik Pohl , Theodore Sturgeon , William Tenn , Evelyn E. Smith , Herbert Gold , Howard Fast , Margaret St. Clair , Alan Nelson , Hollis Alpert , Hal Draper , Henry Gregor Felsen , Richard Goggin
     Cities of Wonder (1966) [Anthology]
      Authors: E. M. Forster , Robert A. Heinlein , Brian W. Aldiss , Walter M. Miller, Jr. , James Blish , Henry Kuttner , Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore , Damon Knight , Cyril M. Kornbluth , J. G. Ballard , Don A. Stuart , John W. Campbell , Robert Abernathy , Stephen Vincent Benét

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