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Geek Sublime

(2013)
Writing Fiction, Coding Software
A non fiction book by

 
The nonfiction debut from the author of the international bestseller Sacred Games about the surprising overlap between writing and computer coding

Vikram Chandra has been a computer programmer for almost as long as he has been a novelist. In this extraordinary new book, his first work of nonfiction, he searches for the connections between the 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? Can we ascribe beauty to the craft of writing code?
Exploring such varied topics as logic gates and literary modernism, the machismo of tech geeks, the omnipresence of an "Indian Mafia" in Silicon Valley, and the writings of the eleventh-century Kashmiri thinker Abhinavagupta, Geek Sublime is both an idiosyncratic history of coding and a fascinating meditation on the writer's art. Part literary essay, part technology story, and part memoir, it is an engrossing, original, and heady book of sweeping ideas.

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Paperback Editions

September 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: Geek Sublime: Writing Fiction, Coding Software
Author(s): Vikram Chandra
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   


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