Key Out of Time Social Concerns

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Technology as the villain in modern life is a point of view that is quite popular in the twentieth century. Progress that was hailed in the nineteenth century has given way to a nostalgic longing for simpler, more "natural" ways of life before machines became integral to our lives. By her own admission, Andre Norton is against technology: "Yes, I am anti-machine. The more research I do, the more I am convinced that when western civilization turned to machines so heartily with the Industrial Revolution in the early nineteenth century, they threw away some parts of life which are now missing and which the lack of leads to much of our present frustration." Modern man has lost the way back to being a part of nature and creation. In Key Out of Time, a group of scientists from Terra (Earth) are visiting a small planet that could be...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Key Out of Time from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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