The Machines

Well the first War of the Machines seems to be drawing to its final inconclusive chapter – leaving, alas, everyone the poorer, many bereaved or maimed and millions dead, and only one thing triumphant: the Machines. As the servants of the Machines are becoming a privileged class, the Machines are going to be enormously more powerful. What’s their next move?

— J. R. R. Tolkien to his son Christopher, 30th January 1945; The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien (George Allen & Unwin, 1981)

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