E. M. Forster. The Eternal Moment. 1928.

E. M. Forster. The Eternal Moment and other Stories. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1928.

Collection of short stories including “The Machine Stops,” Forster’s tale of a hyper-connected world — where mediated or virtual communication has replaced direct personal contact — and its collapse. Forster intended it “as a counter-blast to one of the heavens of H. G. Wells.”

No. 20.