The Resource The machine stops, E. M. Forster, (electronic resource)

The machine stops, E. M. Forster, (electronic resource)

Label
The machine stops
Title
The machine stops
Statement of responsibility
E. M. Forster
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A prophetic story about social isolation and dependence on technology written over a century ago by the Nobel Prize-nominated author. In a future version of planet Earth, most of the human population doesn't venture above ground. Rarely do they even leave their own rooms, in which all of their needs are met by the Machine. The Machine allows the humans to communicate "ideas" with one another, which is essentially their only activity. It doesn't stop them from leaving their rooms, but they have little desire to do so anyway. They've started to believe the Machine is omnipotent and omniscient, not to be questioned. And when it begins to malfunction, they trust that it knows what it's doing-forgetting they invented it in the first place . . . From the author of A Passage to India, A Room with a View, and other classic novels, and a sixteen-time nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature, this remarkable science fiction story, which was included in a Science Fiction Hall of Fame anthology, was published in 1909-yet becomes more relevant and thought-provoking with each passing day of the twenty-first century
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Forster, E. M
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cyberpunk
  • Classics
  • Dystopian
  • Apocalyptic & Post-apocalyptic
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
The machine stops, E. M. Forster, (electronic resource)
Link
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504061711
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12982451
Publisher number
MWT12982451
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The machine stops, E. M. Forster, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504061711
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12982451
Publisher number
MWT12982451
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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