The Machine that Saved the World

Murray LEINSTER (1896 - 1975)

They were broadcasts from nowhere--sinister emanations flooding in from space--smashing any receiver that picked them up. What defense could Earth devise against science such as this? In the far future of 1972, on a secret military installation, Staff Sergeant Bellews is an expert on the latest scientific discovery: a way for ordinary machines like vacuums and lawnmowers to gather experience in their jobs, becoming error free over time. Then the strange broadcasts began to blow up transmitters everywhere. Were they from space? Enemies? the future? He didn't care until they started messin' with his machines. Then he took it personally. (summary from the first chapter and Phil Chenevert)

Genre(s): Science Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 1 - Part 1 Phil Chenevert
00:17:52
Play 02 2 - Part 2 Phil Chenevert
00:17:55
Play 03 3 - Part 3 Phil Chenevert
00:19:54
Play 04 4 - Part 4 Phil Chenevert
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Play 05 5 - Part 5 Phil Chenevert
00:21:37