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Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr. Slaughterhouse-Five. New York: Seymour Lawrence/Delacorte, 1969. New York: Dell, 1971.

Note the Tralfamadorian view of a determined universe and of people as machines. Discussed in CW by L. Broer[[1]] and by T. Wymer in TMG [[2]]—both essays cited under Literary Criticism.

Discussed as a "musico-cybernetic novel" by Kiyoko Magome in "The Player Piano and Musico-Cybernetic Science Fiction between the 1950s and the 1980s: Kurt Vonnegut and Philip K. Dick," pp. 377-78.

Discussed in terms of posthumanism and in dialog with works by J. G. Ballard in Erica Moore's dissertation "Practising the Posthumanities: Evolutionary Animals, Machines and the Posthuman in the Fiction of J.G. Ballard and Kurt Vonnegut."

RDE, initial; finishing 14Feb22