Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Last Evolution

Cover image for


Published: 1932
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,821 / 31 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 3,600
Added to site: 2008.12.09 22802

ence-machines, till nearly a tenth of them were used. Countless billions of different factors on which to work, countless trillions of facts to combine and recombine in the extrapolation that is imagination.

Then--a widely different type of thought-combine, and a greater sense-receptor. It was a new brain-machine. New, for it was totally different, working with all the vast knowledge accumulated in six centuries of intelligent research by man, and a century of research by man and machine. No one branch, but all physics, all chemistry, all life-knowledge, all science was in it.

A day--and it was finished. Slowly the rhythm of thought was increased, till the slight quiver of consciousness was reached. Then came the beating drum of intelligence, the radiation of its yet-uncontrolled thoughts. Quickly as the strings of its infinite knowledge combined, the radiation ceased. It gazed about it, and all things were familiar in its memory.

Roal was lying quietly on a couch. He was thinking deeply,

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 3 reviews: ****
JoJo Biggins

A tired old plot of machines eventually replacing humans. Nothing new here, and the writing approaches pathetic.

Sardo Weems

A good, thoughtful story of the final evolution of intelligence. It's interesting that the evolution is Darwinian: the result of sudden adaptions to adverse conditions.


Great, and pretty remarkable for 1932.



Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

login | register

User ID


reset password

Author of the Day

Michael Maxwell
When Micheal Maxwell isn't travelling the world with his wife, you are most likely to find him somewhere between Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. If you do, and you have a chat with this interesting man, take care - you might just end up in a scene of one of his books! Maxwell loves writing character-driven mysteries about everyday people, books with heart that readers can relate to. In this interview, Maxwell reveals how Diamonds and Cole was inspired by a song, how he created Cole Sage and talks about his writing habits.
Read full interview...