The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded by Jim OttavianiThe Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded by Jim Ottaviani

The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded

byJim OttavianiIllustratorLeland Purvis

Paperback | July 9, 2019

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Alan Turing (1912–1954) was the mathematician credited with cracking the German Enigma code during World War II, enabling the Allies to defeat the Nazis. After the war, Turing went on to launch modern computer science through his creation of the universal Turing machine and the Imitation Game, an artificial-intelligence test that is still in use today. Turing kept his code-breaking work a secret in order to safeguard his native England, but failed to hide his sexual preferences, which led to his tragic death at the hands of the same country he worked so hard to protect. Jim Ottaviani and Leland Purvis show Turing to be an eccentric, persecuted genius and a groundbreaking theoretician whose seminal work still plays a role in the science and telecommunication systems that fuel our modern world.

Jim Ottaviani is the author of three New York Times bestsellers and the recipient of multiple Ignatz and Eisner Award nominations. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Leland Purvis is an Eisner and Ignatz Award nominee and an occasional reviewer for the Comics Journal. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Title:The Imitation Game: Alan Turing DecodedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6.5 × 1 inPublished:July 9, 2019Publisher:Abrams ComicArtsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1419736450

ISBN - 13:9781419736452

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not too Bad! Not too uplifting but quite well done as a whole. Technical stuff went over my head easily and the book could have been more narrative, but I liked it. If you want, the movie is better, me thinks!
Date published: 2017-01-26