Updated and expanded from the sci fi classic short story by E.M. Forster, TMS: The Machine Stops #1 introduces readers to a post-apocalyptic world where humans live in private subterranean pods. Life and death are at the whim of a centralized, all-seeing, all-powerful Machine. A son contacts the mother he hasn't seen since from birth. He has discovered something shocking about the nature of the Machine that can only be shared in person. His mother must undertake a perilous journey to the Southern Hemisphere before he vanishes from their world. Will she arrive in time and if she does, what will she learn? Stunning art by first timer Marc Rene. Writer Michael Lent has written Prey for Marvel, Brimstone for Zenescope, and the graphic bio JRR Tolkien for Bluewater/Orbit. Author E.M. Forster is considered one of the greatest novelists of the 20th century.