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The Machine Stops, The Celestial Omnibus, and Other Stories

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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, ...more
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Published October 14th 2013 (first published October 13th 2013)
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Bbrown
Sep 21, 2014 Bbrown rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A note before getting to the contents themselves: don't buy this edition. All of the works contained in this book are public domain and so you can find them online for free, and this edition is so rife with errors that spending money on it really isn't warranted. Even if you're the type that greatly prefers a physical copy of a book, you're better off looking for one that's been better edited.

On to the stories themselves. This book combines Forster's short story collection The Celestial Omnibus
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Jan 20, 2016 Richard rated it really liked it
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I am a big fan of Morgan's writing generally and this collection of of short stories and novellas once again does not disappoint. The overarching themes with much of his work are human connection, or a lack there-of and man's loss of reverence and connection with nature. The Machine Stops is a sci-fi novella which has a few prescient touches in it. The other stories all have some supernatural or fantastical element in them and are incredibly enjoyable and full of meaning. This should appeal to a ...more
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Dec 01, 2015 Liezel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant. Chilling. These stories are beautifully written, but also eerie in their predictive accuracy. Fast becoming my new favorite author. John Irving, its not you, its me.
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Edward Morgan Forster, generally published as E.M. Forster, was an novelist, essayist, and short story writer. He is known best for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th-century British society. His humanistic impulse toward understanding and sympathy may be aptly summed up in the epigraph to his 1910 novel Howards End: "Only connect".

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