E.M. Forster, The Machine Stops

With an Introduction by Dominic Pettman
Volume 10 – January 2021


“Forster’s tale – something like an Edwardian version of Black Mirror
– still resonates, because it was perhaps the first literary depiction of the dangers inherent in midwifing our nascent electronic nervous system, and designing things so that we become forever attached to our machines, like overgrown babies connected to the Matrix via electronic umbilical cords. […]”