"The Machine Stops"

Title"The Machine Stops"
Year for Search1909
AuthorsForster, E[dward] M[organ](1879-1970)
Tertiary AuthorsForster, E. M.
Secondary TitleOxford and Cambridge Review
Volume / Edition8
Pagination83-122
Date PublishedMichaelmas term 1909
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Classic dystopia in which people become dependent on a machine.

Additional Publishers

Repub. in his The Eternal Moment and Other Stories (London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1928), 1-61. Rpt. in Cities of Wonder. Ed. Damon Knight (New York: Macfadden-Bartell, 1967), 164-95; in Science Fiction: The Future. Ed. Dick Allen. 2nd ed. (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983), 173-98; in his The Machine Stops and Other Stories. Ed. Rod Mengham. Vol. 7 of The Abinger Edition of E.M. Forster (London: André Deutsch, 1997), 87-118, with editor’s notes 187-88; in The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction. Ed. Arthur B. Evans, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger, Rob Latham, and Carol McGuirk (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2010), 50-78 with an editors’ note on 50; and illus. Chris Bird in AnarchoSF: Science Fiction and the Stateless Society [Cover adds Volume 1]. Ed. Dana Rich (Victor, IA: Obsolete Press, 2014), 127-59; and in Menace of the Machine: The Rise of AI in Classic Science Fiction. Ed. Mike [Michael Raymond Donald] Ashley (London: British Library, 2019), 135-74, with an editor’s note on 133. 

Holding Institutions

Merril, PSt

Author Note

(1879-1970)

Full Text

1909 Forster, E[dward] M[organ] (1879-1970). “The Machine Stops.” Oxford and Cambridge Review 8 (Michaelmas term 1909): 83-122. Repub. in his The Eternal Moment and Other Stories (London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1928), 1-61. Rpt. in Cities of Wonder. Ed. Damon Knight (New York: Macfadden-Bartell, 1967), 164-95; in Science Fiction: The Future. Ed. Dick Allen. 2nd ed. (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983), 173-98; in his The Machine Stops and Other Stories. Ed. Rod Mengham. Vol. 7 of The Abinger Edition of E.M. Forster (London: André Deutsch, 1997), 87-118, with editor’s notes 187-88; in The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction. Ed. Arthur B. Evans, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger, Rob Latham, and Carol McGuirk (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2010), 50-78 with an editors’ note on 50; illus. Chris Bird in AnarchoSF: Science Fiction and the Stateless Society [Cover adds Volume 1]. Ed. Dana Rich (Victor, IA: Obsolete Press, 2014), 127-59; and in Menace of the Machine: The Rise of AI in Classic Science Fiction. Ed. Mike [Michael Raymond Donald] Ashley (London: British Library, 2019), 135-74, with an editor’s note on 133. Merril, PSt

Classic dystopia in which people become dependent on a machine.