Die Maschine steht still


Author: E. M. Forster

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455814042

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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In E. M. Forsters Dystopie leben die Menschen in einer unterirdischen, abgekapselten Welt mit allem Komfort: Das ganze Leben ist durch die Dienstleistungen der »Maschine« perfekt geregelt. Die Menschen haben kein Bedürfnis mehr nach persönlichen Begegnungen, man kommuniziert nur über die Maschine, die über allem wacht. Ihr Handbuch ist zu einer Art Bibel geworden, die Menschen sind gefangen in ihrer absoluten Abhängigkeit von der Technik, die sie nicht mehr kontrollieren können. Doch nach und nach geht das Wissen, das hinter der Maschine steckt, verloren und das System wird anfällig für Pannen ... E. M. Forsters visionäres Werk wirft Fragen auf, die von großer Aktualität sind: Wie kann der Mensch seine Selbstbestimmung wahren gegenüber Maschinen, die immer stärker unser Leben bestimmen?

The Machine Stops (機器休止)


Author: E. M. Forster

Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 5

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'"You talk as if a god had made the Machine," cried the other. "I believe that you pray to it when you are unhappy. Men made it, do not forget that."' E.M. Forster is best known for his exquisite novels, but these two affecting short stories brilliantly combine the fantastical with the allegorical. In 'The Machine Stops', humanity has isolated itself beneath the ground, enmeshed in automated comforts, and in 'The Celestial Omnibus' a young boy takes a trip his parents believe impossible. This book contains The Machine Stops and A Celestial Omnibus.


Science Fiction Dystopia - A Doomsday Saga of Humanity under the Control of Machines


Author: E. M. Forster

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026874560

Category: Fiction

Page: 33

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The Machine Stops 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 room, with all bodily and spiritual needs met by the omnipotent, global Machine. Travel is permitted, but is unpopular and rarely necessary. Communication is also made via a kind of machine with which people conduct their only activity: the sharing of ideas and what passes for knowledge. In such a suffocating atmosphere Kuno, a man dares to think and do the unmentionable, that is, question the omnipotence of the faulty machine God…. E. M. Forster (1879-1970) was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist. He is known best for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th-century British society. A Passage to India (1924) brought him his greatest success and he was also nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 16 different years.

The Machine Stops and Other Stories


Author: Edward Morgan Forster

Publisher: Andre Deutsch

ISBN: 9780233991672

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 190

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The aim of the Abinger Editions is to provide a new, properly edited library of the literary works of E.M. Forster that does justice to his literary genius. This collection provides an intriguing glimpse into E.M. Forster's abiding interest in paganism and mythology , the mysteries of nature, fantasies of the afterlife, and the possibility of magical transformation.

The Machine Stops #2


Author: Michael Lent

Publisher: Alterna Comics

ISBN: 168100139X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 25

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TMS: The Machine Stops continues in the second issue of the new miniseries by the team of writer Michael Lent and artist Marc Rene. Vashti journeys to her son Kuno's world to learn the secret he has discovered about the forsaken world on the earth's surface and the shocking thing he intends to do next. TMS: The Machine Stops is adapted from the classic short story The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster.

The Machine Stops Illustrated


Author: E. M. Forster

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781728846989

Category: Fiction

Page: 56

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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.[1] In 1973 it was also included in The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two.The story, set in a world where humanity lives underground and relies on a giant machine to provide its needs, predicted technologies such as instant messaging and the Internet.

The Machine Stops, the Celestial Omnibus, and Other Stories


Author: E. M. Forster

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492980506

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

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The Machine Stops, The Celestial Omnibus, and Other Stories is a collection of short stories from E. M. Forster, who is perhaps best known for his novels Howards End and A Room with a View. Included in the collection is The Machine Stops, a science fiction story that predicted the internet, video conferencing, and instant messaging. Forster, who deplored science fiction, wrote the story in response to an optimistic depiction of the future by H. G. Wells. The story is one of the earliest examples of dystopian science fiction. Also included is The Story of a Panic, the first story Forster ever wrote.

The Machine Stops #1


Author: Michael Lent

Publisher: Alterna Comics

ISBN: 1681001381

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 26

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Updated and expanded from the sci fi classic short story by E.M. Forster, TMS: The Machine Stops #1 introduces readers to a post-apocalyptic world where humans live in private subterranean pods. Life and death are at the whim of a centralized, all-seeing, all-powerful Machine. A son contacts the mother he hasn't seen since from birth. He has discovered something shocking about the nature of the Machine that can only be shared in person. His mother must undertake a perilous journey to the Southern Hemisphere before he vanishes from their world. Will she arrive in time and if she does, what will she learn?

The Machine Stops: Collected Description


Author: Michael Lent

Publisher: Alterna Comics

ISBN: 1681001411

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 79

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TMS: The Machine Stops Is a three issue comic book series adapted by writer Michael Lent and artist Marc Rene from the E.M. Forster short story, "The Machine Stops." The story describes a world in which humans have lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. They dwell below the earth in vast colonies of individual pods where nearly all life functions and interaction with others is through the Machine. However, one rebel believes that there is more to life than the Machine. Further, the system may be breaking down with extinction of Mankind imminent. Time is running out if humans are to survive by returning to the natural world on the surface before the Machine stops. Collects The Machine Stops #1-#3

A Companion to E.M. Forster


Author: Sunil Kumar Sarker

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126907489


Page: 328

View: 4428

A Great Novelist, A Learned And Wise Critic, And A Charming Short-Story Writer Can These Three Reside In A Single Person? Yes, But, Of Course, In A Very Few, And E.M. Forster Is Certainly One Of Those Very Few, And That He Is Par Excellence. Any Knowledge Of Modern English Novel Without Even An Acquaintance With Forster Is Absurdly Incomplete. All Of Forster S Six Novels, Perhaps Barring Only Maurice, Have Been And Are Being Printed And Re-Printed In Hundreds Of Thousands Of Copies, And All The Six But Perhaps The Longest Journey Have Been Filmed By Worthy Directors, Such As Lean And Merchant, And The Films Have Received And Are Receiving High And Spontaneous Acclamations. As Said, Forster Is Also An Outstanding Critic And Will Go A Long Way Down The History Of Criticism As Much As He Will Be Remembered As A Highly Fantastic But Excellent Short-Story Writer For A Long Time To Come As He Is Today.This Compendium-Like Book, Split Into Three Volumes, Contains Discussions On All The Six Novels Of Forster Where Angles Fear To Tread, The Longest Journey, A Room With A View, Howards End, Maurice And A Passage To India. Besides, The Study Includes His Twelve Prime Short Stories, And His Critical Acumen And Theories. It Does Not Harbour No, It Carefully Avoids Any Pretension Or Pedantry, But It Comprises Almost All The Matters Relevant To Forsteriana, Plainly But Rather Expatiatingly Treated, So That It Is Expected To Help, Yeoman-Like, Certainly Not The Avant-Garde But The Sophomores. An In-Depth Study Of Forster As A Novelist And As A Critic Provided Herein Adds To The Value Of The Book. Furthermore, Quotations Included In The Appendix, Bibliography And Index Would Serve As Useful Study-Aids For The Readers.

The Machine Stops

The Mayan Long Count Through a Western Lens


Author: Tim Lyons

Publisher: American Federation of Astr

ISBN: 0866906282

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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What is the significance of December 21, 2012? In this groundbreaking book, Tim Lyons offers a multi-faceted answer to that question by applying the principles of western astrology to time measurement that the ancient Maya called the Long Count, a period that began in 3114 BC and that ends on December 21, 2012. Drawing on the historical studies of Lewis Mumford, Arnold Toynbee, and others, Tim finds connections between the Mayan aeon and our own astrological ages, uses our astrological tools to draw meaning from the Mayan time-measurements, and demonstrates the correlations between the Mayan measurements and the many important historical developments from the past 5125 years. In his last chapter, Tim casts a horoscope for the aeon beginning on the winter solstice 2012, seeking similarities and differences between that horoscope and the one for August 11, 3114 BC. Concluding that the Long Count horoscope symbolizes a type of social development characterized by authoritarian militarism and leading to ecological destruction, and showing how those tendencies have worked themselves out through time in tandem with important transits and progressions to that horoscope, he connects social, psychological, and spiritual elements to give a clear diagnosis of the problems facing human civilization. Seeing the Long Count as measuring "the era of bigness," he suggests that the future will see the development of smaller institutions arising as adaptations to the dominant model that has now run its course.

New Boundaries in Political Science Fiction


Author: Donald M. Hassler,Clyde Wilcox

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570037368

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 362

View: 5040

Surveying the vast expanse of politically-charged science fiction, this book posits that the defining dilemma for these tales rests in whether identity and meaning germinate from progressive linear changes or progress, or from a continuous return to primitive realities of war, death and the competition for survival.

Thank You for Being Late

Ein optimistisches Handbuch für das Zeitalter der Beschleunigung


Author: Thomas L. Friedman


ISBN: 3732554430

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 1078

Zehn Jahre Smartphone haben eine neue Ära eingeläutet: Alles verändert sich, und zwar rasend schnell. Das schwindelerregende Tempo der Neuerungen löst bei manch einem ein Gefühl der Unsicherheit und Skepsis aus. Thomas L. Friedman lädt seine Leser ein, einen Moment innezuhalten und die Triebfedern der radikalen Umwälzungen zu betrachten: Technologie, Klimawandel und Vernetzung. Mit seinem neuen Buch bietet er optimistisch und gut verständlich Orientierung für unsere Zeit und zeigt, was eine erfolgreiche Zukunft möglich macht.