The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage, by Sydney Padua

I absolutely want to read this. It looks amazing!

Vulpes Libris

9780141981512I should like very much to thank the Facebook friend whose series of updates as she chortled her way through this book tempted me to buy it. Without that prompt I should never have considered it, so far was it from my usual fare. A graphic novel (though since reading Persepolis I’m a lot more open to that) in riotous comic-strip form, about Science and Maths (eeek!), and, the clincher, genre: Steampunk. Despite all that (as far as I am concerned), The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage is a brilliant book. It’s erudite, makes difficult concepts easy, bursts with energy and invention, and is absolutely hilarious.

Sydney Padua’s background is in film, as an animator and story artist, and, in her own words ‘generally employed in making giant monsters attack people for the movies’. This is her first foray into the comic strip form, and it is a triumph…

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