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Geek Sublime

Geek Sublime

(2013)
Writing Fiction, Coding Software
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A great novelist on his twin obsessions: writing and coding. What is the relationship between the two? Is there such a thing as the sublime in code? Can we ascribe beauty to the craft of coding?

Vikram Chandra is the award-winning author of two acclaimed novels and a collection of short stories - and has been a computer programmer for almost as long as he has been a writer. In his extraordinary new book he looks at the connection between these two worlds of art and technology. Coders are obsessed with elegance and style, just as writers are, but do the words mean the same thing to both? And is it a coincidence that Chandra is drawn to two seemingly opposing ways of thinking?

Exploring these questions, Chandra creates an idiosyncratic history of coding - exploring such varied topics as logic gates and literary modernism, the male machismo of geeks, the striking presence of an 'Indian Mafia' in Silicon Valley, and the writings of Abhinavagupta, the 10th - 11th century Kashmiri thinker. Part technology story and part memoir, Geek Sublime is a book of sweeping ideas. It is a heady and utterly original work.

 
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Paperback Editions

September 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty
Author(s): Vikram Chandra
ISBN: 1-55597-685-9 / 978-1-55597-685-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Geek Sublime: Writing Fiction, Coding Software
Author(s): Vikram Chandra
ISBN: 0-571-31030-3 / 978-0-571-31030-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty
Author(s): Vikram Chandra
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

November 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Geek Sublime: Writing Fiction, Coding Software
Author(s): Vikram Chandra
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   



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