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The Telefax Box

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Are machines taking over? When societies use machinery to eliminate work, does it free consumers to realize higher callings or merely make them dependent on machines and less able to care for themselves? If each new convenience means greater dependence, is the consumer a slave? "The tool is the slave of the being. The being is the slave of the machine." This is a Samerac ...more
Paperback, 234 pages
Published March 31st 2008 by Createspace
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Leo Robertson
Nov 23, 2015 Leo Robertson rated it really liked it
This is a really masterful piece of sci-fi that accomplishes a lot for a slim volume!!

The Telefax Box is the first in a trilogy of sci-fi satires that deals with many themes including technology's mastery over us humans, status anxiety and class division, and the lassitude that comes with things being invented to take over our former functions.

The basic plot is a noir-esque murder mystery, but it is coloured with a whole constellation of characters and races. The clear, elegant prose allows for
May 04, 2009 Dave rated it really liked it
“The Telefax Box” is the first book which I have read which I was sent directly by the author. It is the first book of “The Telefax Trilogy”, and it is set in a society which spans galaxies with numerous alien species. While the setting and number of species can be daunting at times, Toni Seger manages to keep the story moving and entertaining without engaging in an endless amount of exposition. The reader is pulled into a mystery which then becomes several mysteries which continue to expand, ...more
Toni Seger
Feb 19, 2013 Toni Seger rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Toni Seger is a multi-media artist. She is the author of “The Telefax Trilogy”, a satiric series about our overly mechanized lives, available at Amazon. Here are links to the three books of The Telefax Trilogy:

I. The Telefax Box -
II. Aurora Rising -
III. Telefax Acclaimed -

Seger has produced and directed professional
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