Player Piano Author:Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. A novel of tomorrow, Player Piano is based on the concerns and needs of today. It is the story of life in Ilium, New York, where people have been replaced by machines. The computer revolution has conquered man, granting him dreariness and boredom. Dr. Paul Proteus revolts against the new electronic age, and the novel takes a strange, hilarious t... more »urn toward an incredible climax. Harper's Magazine has said of Vonnegut, "From the start of his novelistic career to the present Vonnegut has been a man with a unique vision seeking and finally finding the most effective manner of stating it."