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The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster
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The Machine Stops

by E.M. Forster

20 ratings, 5 reviews

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Nanda Dulal Patnaik

October 31, 2013

Shocking story for 1909. It looks just like what the future of the 21st century might become. I've often laughed at the thought of two people sittting across from one another at a coffee shop and texting one another on their mobile phones.


Karl Bee

July 17, 2013

Good night time read, loved the different perspectives of spatial awareness and realities


Quincy Nessig

July 01, 2013

A Big Brother type of story relevant in today's digital era.


Beverly Lloyd-Roberts

March 20, 2013

Everyone who would rather to talk to their friends online than go out should read this.
Read it, do not just read a review of it. It is a short story that will make you think.
Keep in mind all the time that it was written in 1909.


Rachel Kappler

October 05, 2012

This is a dystopian horror story about a society that's utterly dependent. It's pretty well written.