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The Machine Stops: A Science Fiction Classic E.M. Forster

The Machine Stops: A Science Fiction Classic

E.M. Forster

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ISBN : 9781434446251
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48 pages
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E. M. Forster (1879-1970) was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist, and librettist. He is known best for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th-century British society. ForstersMoreE. M. Forster (1879-1970) was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist, and librettist. He is known best for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th-century British society. Forsters humanistic impulse toward understanding and sympathy may be aptly summed up in the epigraph to his 1910 novel, Howards End: Only connect... His 1908 novel, A Room with a View, is his most optimistic work, while A Passage to India (1924) brought him his greatest success. First published in 1909, Forsters short science fiction work, The Machine Stops, posits a technology-dependent humanity now living underground, its every need serviced by machines. But what happens if--or when--the machines stop? The Machine Stops was named one of the greatest science fiction novellas published before 1965 by the Science Fiction Writers of America.