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Old 23 Jun 2021, 10:44 AM   #1
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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
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Old 19 Jul 2021, 10:31 AM   #2
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Geez, no one liked this?

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Old 20 Jul 2021, 04:14 AM   #3
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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.

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Old 20 Jul 2021, 11:57 PM   #4
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I'm about halfway thru it so far. Wow.

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Old 21 Jul 2021, 07:46 AM   #5
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Matrix of the early 1900's..

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Old 31 Jul 2021, 05:32 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 9 Aug 2021, 10:04 AM   #7
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Matrix of the early 1900's..

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