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The Turing Test

The Turing Test

(2008)
A collection of stories by

 
Winner of the Edge Hill Short Fiction Award 2009, this a collection of 14 short stories by the author of Dark Eden and The Holy Machine.

Comments from James Walton, Chair of Edge Hill panel of judges:

'I suspect Chris Beckett winning the Edge Hill Prize will be seen as a surprise in the world of books. In fact, though, it was also a bit of surprise to the judges, none of whom knew they were science fiction fans beforehand. Yet, once the judging process started, it soon became clear that The Turing Test was the book that we'd all been impressed by, and enjoyed, the most - and one by one we admitted it.

'This was a very strong shortlist, including one Booker Prize winner in Anne Enright, and two authors who've been Booker shortlisted in Ali Smith and Shena Mackay. Even so, it was Beckett who seemed to us to have written the most imaginative and endlessly inventive stories, fizzing with ideas and complete with strong characters and big contemporary themes. We also appreciated the sheer zest of his story-telling and the obvious pleasure he had taken in creating his fiction.'

 
Used availability for Chris Beckett's The Turing Test


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Paperback Editions

July 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Turing Test
Author(s): Chris Beckett
ISBN: 0-9553181-8-1 / 978-0-9553181-8-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Elastic Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

March 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Turing Test
Author(s): Chris Beckett
Publisher: Elastic Press
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