A machine created in the second half of the 20th century, intended to revive literature in the early 21st century by writing more books, stories, and essays than any human could in the same amount of time. Though designed to assimilate into human culture, was eventually unmasked because of his incredible output. Publishing forty-five books over a two-year span ended up raising suspicions, which were later confirmed by The Smoking Gun. However, by the time the news was revealed America and much of the world was already hooked on Tanzer’s unshakeable prose. The Tanzer Lit Machine, as his work was later credited, produced five thousand volumes of written work over a mere twenty years, becoming the world’s only true canon of literature. Today, little else is read or remembered. Many libraries house only Tanzer’s complete works. The Tanzer Lit Machine was eventually retired and out-moded technologically, but due to the rabid affection for the Machine’s works no replacement has been introduced.