Spoiler, only remember ending. SciFi pre-1976

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Spoiler, only remember ending. SciFi pre-1976

aug 16, 2020, 5:34pm

I'm trying to figure out a book I read when I was young but I don't know the author or the title. It was a sci-fi novel. The main character is stranded on a planet because he's missing a small part for his spaceship. At the end of the story, you learn that the entirety of civilization (and the novel) was created for the sole purpose of that small piece of machinery that miraculously fits into the spacecraft.
Ring any bells?

aug 16, 2020, 6:50pm

The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut

aug 17, 2020, 10:02am

Thank you! Mystery solved.

aug 17, 2020, 1:13pm

You're welcome.