City Setting & Symbolism

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City

The city is a cluster of empty houses with a few remaining bureaucrats holding onto the old idea of people living together. Cities are declining as man is now self-sufficient and able to live in the country due to advances such as atomic power, hydroponics, and improved transportation and communications.

Earth

The planet Earth is where Dogs eventually become the dominant species and in the end, the ants begin to take over.

Robot Mower

This is the first item in tale one that gives us a clue that this is an advanced version of Earth.

Ole's Obsolete Car

Ole, a farmer in tale one, keeps an old gasoline powered car running even though the main mode of transportation is atomic powered helicopters.

Robots

Jenkins is one of the first robots made to serve mankind and is around 12,000 years old by tale eight. Robots become so common that...

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