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The Machine Stops Is A Science Fiction Short Story , Words By E M Forster After Initial Publication In The Oxford And Cambridge Review November, The Story Was Republished In Forster S The Eternal Moment And Other Stories InAfter Being Voted One Of The Best Novellas Up To , It Was Included That Same Year In The Populist Anthology Modern Short Stories InIt Was Also Included In The Science Fiction Hall Of Fame, Volume Two The Book Is Particularly Notable For Predicting New Technologies Such As Instant Messaging And The Internet


10 thoughts on “The Machine Stops

  1. Paquita Maria Sanchez Paquita Maria Sanchez says:

    I don t suggest beginning to read this without first looking at the initial publication date I was several pages in and scoffing at the oh so obvious it isn t even symbolism symbolism when I decided to back peddle and see just how old this story is My cheeks flamed up a whee bit as I realized that The Machine Stops is just over a hundred years old foot placed firmly in mouth A HUNDRED YEARS AGO Forster was discussing the cyber agea hundred years ago when the camera was some sort of madde I don t suggest beginning to read this without first looking at the initial publication date I was several pages in and scoffing at the oh so obvious it isn t even symbolism symbolism when I decided to back peddle and see just how old this story is My cheeks flamed up a whee bit as I realized that The Machine Stops is just over a hundred years old foot placed firmly in mouth A HUNDRED YEARS AGO Forster was discussing the cyber agea hundred years ago when the camera was some sort of maddening breakthrough that Walter Benjamin hadn t even begun to be frightened of yet Over 20 ye...


  2. Lyn Lyn says:

    My first thoughts on finishing E.M Forster s brilliant novella The Machine Stops, is that I cannot believe he wrote and published this in 1909.More of a chronological peer of H.G Wells The Time Machine 1895 than of modern day science fiction, this nonetheless is downright prophetic in its anticipation of a global depen...


  3. BlackOxford BlackOxford says:

    Beware the New ScholasticismThe Machine Stops, written in 1909, is certainly a remarkably prescient tale of technological development Like a proto Cryptonomicon, it introduces ideas that we can now identify with the internet, the iPad, and even the 3 D production of goods, including food, from information But its lasting value isn t about technology it s about the mistakes we make when we start to think in a particular way The biggest mistake is that of what we have come to call fake news.Fa Beware the New ScholasticismThe Machine Stops, written in 1909, is certainly a remarkably prescient tale of technological development Like a proto Cryptonomicon, it introduces ideas that we can now identify with the internet, the iPad, and even the 3 D production of goods, including food, from information But its lasting value isn t about technology it s about the mistakes we make when we start to think in a particular way The biggest mistake is that of what we have come to call fake news.Fake news is nothing new But it is not merely unsubstantiated rumour Fake news is that which confirms our existing views about the world It consists of facts which cannot be gainsaid because no other f...


  4. Joshua Nomen-Mutatio Joshua Nomen-Mutatio says:

    Leonardo da Vinci famously anticipated the advent of helicopters, scuba gear, and automobiles, and had well laid plans for primitive versions of these things Da Vinci also used mirror writing in his notebooks The revolutionary astronomer, Johannes Kepler, similarly wrote of the invention of rocket ships traveling outside of the Earth and this was in the 1620 s This can be found in his novella The Dream, which is a work that is widely regarded by literary scholars and historians as the first e Leonardo da Vinci famously anticipated the advent of helicopters, scuba gear, and automobiles, and had well laid plans for primitive versions of these things Da Vinci also used mirror writing in his notebooks The revolutionary astronomer, Johannes Kepler, similarly wrote of the invention of rocket ships traveling outside of the Earth and this was in the 1620 s This can be found in his novella The Dream, which is a work that is widely regarded by literary scholars and historians as the first example of writing that fits into the science fiction genre.Following in this tradition of ingenuity and jaw dropping foresight, E.M Forster s The Machine Stops ranks along side as an amazingly prophetic story Written in 1909 Forster anticipates the television, video conferencing and the internet and its attendant Age On top of this impressiveness it s also a pretty decent apocalyptic adventure story Were this written today I d consider its attitudes tow...


  5. Jean Jean says:

    Where would you be without the Internet Can you imagine your life Can you even remember a time before personal computersThe machine stops Disaster What a thought Did you breathe a sigh of relief when the Internet seemed to carry on as normal after the millennium date That computer technology had not broken down because of bad programming after all Surely there had been just that smidgen of a possibilityTh...


  6. Dannii Elle Dannii Elle says:

    It is absolutely astonishing to me that something written over 100 years ago can have such relevance in today s society Whilst short, this science fiction masterpiece manages to create a future society that is not dissimilar to our own, in many respects.This satirical look at a world run by machinery feels like it could quite possibility represent our own bleak future, as we already have apps and technology to make every aspect of our lives easier This only progresses our current state by maki It is absolutely astonishing to me that something written over 100 years ago can have such relevance in today s society Whilst short, this science fiction masterpiece manages to create a future society that is not dissimilar to our own, in many respects.This satirical look at a world run by machinery feels like it could quite possibility represent our own bleak future, as we already have apps and technology to make every aspect of our lives easier This only progresses our current...


  7. mark monday mark monday says:

    Future is now future is then Old Man Forster decries the cold meaningless of life in the age of the world wide web and automation and being repulsed by another human s touch He shakes a well manicured fist at the new millennium, at 2017, except he shook that fist over a century ago, while no doubt wearing an elegant three piece suit, with ascot, as he held court in his finely wallpapered drawing room Could Grampa see into now It sure seems like it I really get Gramps and his carefully word Future is now future is then Old Man F...


  8. Richard Derus Richard Derus says:

    Rating 3.5 of fiveThe Publisher Says The Machine Stops is a science fiction short story 12,300 words by E M Forster After initial publication in The Oxford and Cambridge Review November 1909 , the story was republished in Forster s The Eternal Moment and Other Stories in 1928 After being voted one of the best novellas up to 1965, it was included that same year in the populist anthology Modern Short Stories In 1973 it was also included in The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two T Rating 3.5 of fiveThe Publisher Says The Machine Stops is a science fiction short story 12,300 words by E M Forster After initial publication in The Oxford and Cambridge Review November 1909 , the story was republished in Forster s The Eternal Moment and Other Stories in 1928 After being voted one of the best novellas up to 1965, it was included that same year in the populist anthology Modern Short Stories In 1973 it was also included in The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two The book is particularly notable for predicting new technologies such as instant messaging and the internet.My Review As amazing as reading abo...


  9. notgettingenough notgettingenough says:

    I was straightforwardly gobsmacked when I first read this story last year Wow Here is our world, described one hundred years before it happens These are just a few samples that particularly appealed to me I don t want to give away the story and there are lots of other interesting ideas about the future, including, indeed, the idea of the idea that I will leave you to discover for yourselves, Who is it she called Her voice was irritable, for she had been interrupted often since the music b I was straightforwardly gobsmacked when I first read this story last year Wow Here is our world, described one hundred years before it happens These are just a few samples that particularly appealed to me I don t want to give away the story and there ar...


  10. Leonard Gaya Leonard Gaya says:

    This book is a three chapters novelette written in 1909 by the author of A Passage to India probably one of the earliest dystopian works of the 20th century, before Brave New World or 1984.It tells, in a few brush strokes, the story of a son and his mother in a world, far in the future, where humans on the whole planet live in sterilised and isolated cells underground, that they almost never leave They rarely and reluctantly meet each other in person and prefer communicating through a network This book is a three chapters novelette written in 1909 by the author of A P...