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Dueling Machine, The

By: Ben Bova

...The Dueling Machine is the solution to settling disputes without injury. After you and your opponent select weapons and environments you are injected into an artificial reality where you fight to the virtual death… but no one actually ge...

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Time Machine, The

By: H. G. Wells

...The Time Machine is a novel by H. G. Wells, first published in 1895, later made into two films of the same title. This novel is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel using a vehicle that allows an op...

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Machine Stops, The

By: E. M. Forster

...The Machine Stops is a short science fiction story. It describes a world in which almost all humans have lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. Each individual lives in isolation in a 'cell', with all bodily and sp...

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The Time Machine

By: H. G. Wells

... H. G. Wells A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The Time Machine by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Universit... ...cument or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Class... ...State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 H G Wells The Time Machine by H(erbert) G(eorge) Wells 1898 1898 1898 1898 1898 I I I I I THE ... ...id Filby. ‘Of course a solid body may exist. All real things—’ 4 The Time Machine ‘So most people think. But wait a moment. Can an instan- taneous cu... ...own,’ said the Medical Man. ‘Easier, far easier down than up.’ 6 The Time Machine ‘ And you cannot move at all in Time, you cannot get away from the ... ...h fell upon the model. There were also perhaps a dozen candles 8 The Time Machine about, two in brass candlesticks upon the mantel and several in sco... ... hands together above the apparatus, ‘is only a model. It is my plan for a machine to travel through time. You will notice that it looks singu- larly ... ...t you clearly to understand that this lever, being pressed over, sends the machine gliding into the future, and this other reverses the motion. This s... ... of a time traveller. Presently I am going to press the lever, and off the machine will go. It will vanish, pass into future Time, and disappear. Have...

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Ego Machine, The

By: Henry Kuttner

... plot has changed to include a robot from the future Nicholas looses all hope, but this robot may be just what he needs to win his freedom. – The Ego Machine was first published in the May, 1952 issue of Space Science Fiction magazine. (Summary by Gregg Margarite)...

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Time Machine, The (Version 4)

By: H. G. Wells

...The Time Machine is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells, published in 1895 for the first time and later adapted into at least two feature films of the same name, as well as two television versions, and a large number of comic boo...

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Machine Stops, The (version 2)

By: E. M. Forster

...takes place in a future where mankind, seemingly no longer able to survive on earth's surface, exists in a vast underground civilization known as The Machine. Each individual lives in an isolated, fully-automated cell-like room, connected to global information and communication systems, but cut off from all direct experience. The narrative focuses on Vashti, an advanced mo...

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Machine that Saved the World, The

By: Murray Leinster

...the far future of 1972, on a secret military installation, Staff Sergeant Bellews is an expert on the latest scientific discovery: a way for ordinary machines like vacuums and lawnmowers to gather experience in their jobs, becoming error free over time. Then the strange broadcasts began to blow up transmitters everywhere. Were they from space? Enemies? the future? He didn'...

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Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, A (version 2)

By: Mark Twain

...erican humorist and writer Mark Twain. The work is a very early example of time travel in literature, anticipating by six years H. G. Wells' The Time Machine of 1895 (however, unlike Wells, Twain does not give any real explanation of his protagonist's traveling in time). Some early editions are entitled A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur....

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What is Man? and Other Essays

By: Mark Twain

...d to the world. It involves ideas of destiny and free will, as well as of psychological egoism. The Old Man asserted that the human being is merely a machine, and nothing more. The Young Man objects, and asks him to go into particulars and furnish his reasons for his position. This collection of short stories covers a wide range of Twain's interests: the serious, the polit...

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Outlaw of Torn, The

By: Edgar Rice Burroughs

... the Frenchman de Vac, once the king's fencing master, who has a grudge against his former employer and raises the boy to be a simple, brutal killing machine with a hatred of all things English. His intentions are partially subverted by a priest who befriends Norman and teaches him his letters and chivalry towards women. Otherwise, all goes according to plan. By 17, Norman...

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Poorness

By: Jan De Raeymaeker

... Dank 5 Me enemy 6 Stones far from home 8 Machine cleaned 9 Insightful incite 10 Around the Park 12 God bless 13 Sound me 14 Seamus 15 Cackle 16 Madcap and Dove 17 Drifting off 18 Dis Deus 19 Donegal 20 Abandon God 21 Earlsfort a...

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Tom Swift and His War Tank

By: Victor Appleton

...t true-blue. But that's because he is developing his tank in secret, and they don't know he's concentrating on winning the war the American way, with machines. The second problem is that the German spies have penetrated the secret of what is being built in the high-security shop on the Swift property. And they will stop at nothing to steal its design - not kidnapping Tom, ...

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Contes cruels

By: Auguste de Villiers de l'Isle-Adam

...ers y montre sans fard, avec cynisme parfois, les travers de ses contemporains qui semblent bien cupides (Virginie et Paul), sots et superficiels (La machine à gloire). Néanmoins, les Contes ne bornent pas, loin s'en faut, à une critique du temps : le fantastique (L'Intersigne), genre en vogue, est représenté. Surtout, au travers de la plupart des Contes transparaissent un...

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Defiant Agents, The

By: Andre Norton

...Travis Fox and a band of fellow Apache AmerIndians have their racial memories and survival abilities enhanced by the Redax machine and are sent to the planet Topaz, one of the few worlds of the ancient star empire that the US has voyage tapes to. But the Reds have snooped the tapes and get there first, and have a nasty surprise waiting for any sh...

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Time Traders (version 2), The

By: Andre Norton

...s in a man who must successfully act the part of a merchant trader of the Beaker people during the Bronze Age. For once they were transferred by time machine to the remote Baltic region where the Russian post was located, Ross and his partner Ashe were swept into a fantastic action-filled adventure involving Russians, superstitious prehistoric men, and the aliens of a lost...

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Time Traders, The

By: Andre Norton

...n a man who must successfully act the part of a merchant trader of the Beaker people during the Bronze Age.<P/>For once they were transferred by time machine to the remote Baltic region where the Russian post was located, Ross and his partner Ashe were swept into a fantastic action-filled adventure involving Russians, superstitious prehistoric men, and the aliens of a lost...

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Time Zone

By: Tom Lichtenberg

...This is not your father’s time travel. There’s no machine, no dial. There’s no telling where or when you’ll go. The only thing that can change is you. It will make you what it needs to make you. And if you come back, it won’t be the same you. You’re messing with the nature o...

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The Compound Ghost

By: Tony Kline

...1. A New and Present Life 2. The Sacred Marriage 3. The Retrieval of Meaning 4. The Ghost in the Machine 5. The Disease of Translation 6. Another Voice...

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Sookshichuvacha Mayilpeeli : Collection of Short Stories

By: Harikumar Edasseri

...inny children with small chests and big unhealthy belly. In front of them poverty was strewn around like dirt in carpet of affluence, and he with his machine with unlimited capabilities sweeps the poverty and the children become handsome and pretty. Watching the smile on his sleeping friend, John Mathew became thoughtful. (Aparasadhyathakalulla Oru Yanthram)...

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