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The Ego Machine

The Ego Machine by Henry Kuttner
By: (1915-1958)

The Ego Machine by Henry Kuttner is a thought-provoking science fiction novel that delves into the dangerous consequences of utilizing advanced technology to manipulate human emotions and behavior. The story follows protagonist Tom Prentice as he stumbles upon a mysterious machine that has the power to amplify and control the egos of those who come into contact with it.

Kuttner expertly explores the ethical dilemmas that arise when individuals are given the ability to wield such power over others, raising important questions about the nature of free will and the boundaries of personal autonomy. The narrative is fast-paced and engaging, drawing readers in with its intriguing premise and complex characters.

Overall, The Ego Machine is a gripping and unsettling read that will leave readers pondering the implications of unchecked technological advancement and the fragility of the human psyche. Kuttner's skillful storytelling and inventive world-building make this novel a must-read for fans of dystopian fiction and philosophical exploration.

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Celebrated playwright Nicholas Martin didn’t read the small print in his Hollywood options contract. Now he’s facing five years of servitude to a conceited director named Raoul St. Cyr, who’s taken a thoughtful play about Portuguese fishermen and added dancing mermaids. When it seems the 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.

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - May 3, 2016
Subject: The Ego Machine
A good old fashioned SciFi story, appropriately and well narrated by Greg Magaritt.

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