The Machine Stops

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Gwangi
Gwangi
Wed, 23 Dec 2009 03:49:12 +0100

THE MACHINE STOPS by E. M. FORSTER is an amazing short story first published in 1909. (Many sources list the second publishing in 1928 as the story's official date, missing it's first appearance in THE OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE REVIEW.)

The Machine Stops tells of a mother and son in a future, underground utopia. Each person in the society lives in a hexagonal cell, inside of a larger "hive" of other individuals. When they travel, which is rarely, they use automated cars that travel through tubes and… (more)