What if Alan Turing, founder of the modern computer age, escaped assassination by the secret service to become the lover of Beat author William Burroughs? What if they mutated into giant shapeshifting slugs, fled the FBI, raised Burroughs's wife from the dead, and tweaked the H-bombs of Los Alamos? A wild beatnik adventure, compulsively readable, hysterically funny, with insane warps and twists-and a bad attitude throughout.
Four chapters of Turing & Burroughs appeared as stories: "The Imitation Game" in Interzone #2, 2008; "Tangier Routines" in Flurb #5, 2008; "The Skug" in Flurb #10, 2010; and "Dispatches From Interzone" in Flurb #11, 2011. "The Imitation Game" also appeared in The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories, edited by Ian Watson and Ian Whates (Robinson, London 2010). The description of Alan Turing at the Sunset Lounge in West Palm Beach is adapted from a scene in Bird Lives: The Life of Charlie Parker, by Ross Russell (Charterhouse 1973).
Book year: 2012
Book pages: 248
Book language: en
File size: 1.12 MB
File type: pdf
Published: 26 December 2017 - 05:00