The Machine Stops (version 3)

E. M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

"The Machine Stops" is a science fiction short story 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. The story describes a world in which most of the human population has lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. Each individual now lives in isolation below ground in a standard 'cell', with all bodily and spiritual needs met by the omnipotent, global Machine. ( Summary by Wikipedia )

Genre(s): Science Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 1 - The Air-Ship Elizabeth Klett
Play 02 2 - The Mending Apparatus Elizabeth Klett
Play 03 3 - The Homeless Elizabeth Klett