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webecedarian 23 Jun 2021 10:44 AM

Literary bonus: The Machine Stops
 
I've been thinking of this story a lot lately, with so many of us connecting only via the internet, especially with the isolation of the pandemic, and thought I'd share if, in case anyone hasn't read it and is interested. It's over a century old, and is considered to be one fo the first literary examples of science fiction.

The Machine Stops
by E. M. Forster

https://web.cs.ucdavis.edu/~rogaway/...ne%20stops.pdf

webecedarian 19 Jul 2021 10:31 AM

Geez, no one liked this?

:(

somdcomputerguy 20 Jul 2021 04:14 AM

Thanks for the share. It was your statement of 'one of the first literary examples of science fiction' that caught my eye. I'm sure I'll like it. Thanks again. :cool::cool:

- Bruce

somdcomputerguy 20 Jul 2021 11:57 PM

I'm about halfway thru it so far. Wow.

- Bruce

somdcomputerguy 21 Jul 2021 07:46 AM

Matrix of the early 1900's..

- Bruce

hadaso 31 Jul 2021 05:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by webecedarian (Post 621872)
Geez, no one liked this?

:(

Actually I liked it. I already read it twice last month. The second time aloud to all my family, which is something I do sometimes when we're on the road and I'm not driving.

webecedarian 9 Aug 2021 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by somdcomputerguy (Post 621897)
Matrix of the early 1900's..

- Bruce

Lol. Thanks, Bruce. I enjoyed the novelty of the reading-in-progress posts.


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