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natika
November 5th, 2007, 05:59 PM
I read a short story about the future when I was in the 8th grade. It fortold how people would be replaced by machines, and have no purpose or interest in life. It seems like the title had something to do with asbestos. Any one remember anything like that?

Nicky_Mor
June 16th, 2008, 07:35 PM
Hi, Natika,
"The Asbestos Man" was a short story I read in high school years ago.
I don't recall the author, and it was satire as well as science fiction, but would love to know if anyone else has encountered it.

Nicky_Mor

natika
June 18th, 2008, 10:41 PM
Thanks Nicky_mor for the reply. At least now I know it was a real story, wish I could find out who wrote it.

Catire
June 20th, 2008, 06:13 PM
This sounds like the book you mention
The Man in Asbestos: An Allegory of the Future
by
Stephen Leacock

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0602131h.html

natika
June 20th, 2008, 08:17 PM
Thanks Catire for the information and the link. That was what I was looking for. I could only remember a little bit of it. Asbestos clothing would not be a good idea!

Hobbit
June 21st, 2008, 01:49 AM
Pleased to see that we seem to have a result here. I've moved the thread to our new 'Help (SF)' section.

Mark / Hobbit

Nicky_Mor
March 2nd, 2009, 06:22 PM
This sounds like the book you mention
The Man in Asbestos: An Allegory of the Future
by
Stephen Leacock

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0602131h.html
Thanks Catire..sorry to get around to this so late! Yes, that's the one.