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Book Review: The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and BabbageThe Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love eBooks and buy a lot of them. HOWEVER, I followed the advice of friends and bought this one in hardback. It’s one of the best purchase decisions I have ever made. The comic stories are fantastic, but the REAL gold is in the footnotes. Dare I say that this book would be nothing without the footnotes. Read them all. Savor them.

Besides a fun alternate universe comic romp, you’re going to accidentally learn solid, real facts about Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace, and others associated with them. You are going to learn how Babbage’s machines worked. You are going to close this book on the last page feeling wonderfully entertained and satisfyingly educated. As they say in Hollywood… “If you only buy one book this year, let it be this one!”

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Lori Alden Holuta lives between the cornfields of Mid-Michigan, where she grows vegetables and herbs when she’s not writing, editing, or playing games with a cat named Chives.

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