The Sovereignties of Invention

The Sovereignties of Invention is a collection of short stories by Matthew Battles, © Red Lemonade 2012

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About Katie Willingham

I am a recently graduated English major and poet from Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN. I am an avid reader and have a lot to say about what I read.
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3 Responses to The Sovereignties of Invention

  1. kbergen says:

    Saw sovereignties and got excited. Then it was not about countries, and I had to reconcile myself to machines 😉 What is behind that name anyways though?

    • Hahahahah yeah? Really looking to read about countries? I don’t even know what would qualify for that other than history books. “The Sovereignties of Invention” is one of the stories in the collection. It’s about a man who gets a machine to read his experiences and thoughts while jogging so that he can play them back later and not worry about forgetting all his great ideas. But the machine is extremely powerful and hyper-sensitive and the man goes crazy and spends the rest of his lifetime playing back different parts of his experience on that one run. If you’re still curious, you can read it here:

      How does it speak to the entire collection? It’s about power and how machines/ our own inventions do or don’t have power over us. Thanks for watching, as always!!

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