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By Judith Merril


THE NEW global OF SOVIET technology FICTION

Where robots problem their creators for domination of the Earth...

Where a wierd type of mutation threatens to alter males into beasts...

Where human wishes and values are locked in fateful conflict with the totalitarian ethos of the machine...

These are yet some of the issues mirrored within the amassing of glittering gem stones of Soviet technological know-how Fiction. like every nice SF, those magnificent flights of the mind's eye will shake up your prior principles of the prospective and the possible. they usually can also enormously regulate your perception of simply what's taking place in Russia at the present time.

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What was the new food like? Could she recommend it? Has she had any ideas lately? Might one tell her one’s own ideas? —say this day or month. To most of these questions she replied with irritation—a growing quality in that accelerated age. She said that the new food was horrible. That she could not visit the public nurseries through press of engagements. That she had no ideas of her own but had just been told one—that four stars and three in the middle were like a man: she doubted there was much in it.

He said, starting. “You would like to hear about civilization. Certainly. ” “No—but I understand everything now. ” He passed his hand over his forehead, as if dispelling some strong impression. Then, resuming his narrative, he warmed to it again. “My respirator fell about sunset. ” “About sunset, it let the respirator fall. As I said, I had entirely forgotten about the Machine, and I paid no great attention at the time, being occupied The Machine Stops 67 with other things. I had my pool of air, into which I could dip when the outer keenness became intolerable, and which would possibly remain for days, provided that no wind sprang up to disperse it.

It rose and fell with the airship’s motion, just as waves rise and fall, but it advanced steadily, as a tide advances. Unless she was careful, it would strike her face. A spasm of horror shook her and she rang for the attendant. The attendant too was horrified, but she could do nothing; it was not her place to mend the blind. She could only suggest that the lady should change her cabin, which she accordingly prepared to do. People were almost exactly alike all over the world, but the attendant of the air-ship, perhaps owing to her exceptional duties, had grown a little out of the common.

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