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    The asbestos man?

    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?

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    "the asbestos man"

    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

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    Thanks Nicky_mor for the reply. At least now I know it was a real story, wish I could find out who wrote it.

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    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

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    Smile

    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catire View Post
    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.

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