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Kurt Vonnegut: EPICAC (Paperback, 1950, Collier's Weekly)

magazine, 5 pages

English language

Published April 21, 1950 by Collier's Weekly.

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"EPICAC" is a short story in the book Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut. It was the first story to feature the fictional EPICAC computer later used in Vonnegut's novel Player Piano in 1952. It was published on 25 November 1950, for Collier's Weekly, and reprinted in the February 1983 PC Magazine.The story was published just four years and nine months after the world's first electronic general-purpose computer, ENIAC, went on-line. ENIAC was the inspiration for his story. The title is a near-homonym of "ipecac."

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  • science fiction
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