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    The earth's surface is no longer habitable. All humanity is sequestered beneath the ground, couched in isolation and contentment. The Machine provides the needs of humanity. Mankind becomes subservient drones to the life-supporting Machine. But what happens when the Machine stops?

    Public Domain (P)2018 B.J. Harrison

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    • Anthony Hall
    • 27/07/2018

    A timeless work of art

    This was just stunning. The reading was perfect, full of emotion. Everyone on earth should hear this story. It is heartbreaking. As the truth often can be. Can’t believe this was written in 1910

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    • H. Metz
    • 13/05/2019

    Classic

    Definitely an underrated/under-appreciated classic.

    As it was written a looong time ago, it does take a bit of transfer to apply it to today’s situation - if you wanted to, you could take that as an excuse to discount the message. But astonishingly, it’s not too far from today, and goes further, just a few steps, from where the films Surrogates and maybe in clownish way, Ready Player One, took us.

    The reading is very subdued, which I began to appreciated more and more, as I realized it suited the story best.