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THREE LONGLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2016

Conville & Walsh are delighted to report that three of our authors have been longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize, the “most prestigious award…

THREE LONGLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2016

Conville & Walsh are delighted to report that three of our authors have been longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize, the “most prestigious award…

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The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage nominated for two Eisner Awards

Conville & Walsh are delighted to announce that The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua has been nominated for two Eisner Awards in the Best New Graphic Album and Best Writer/Artist categories. The Awards, named after the pioneering comics creator and graphic novelist Will Eisner, are considered the Oscars of the comics world.

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In The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage Sydney Padua transforms one of the most compelling scientific collaborations into a hilarious set of adventures

Meet two of Victorian London’s greatest geniuses… Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron: mathematician, gambler, and proto-programmer, whose writings contained the first ever appearance of general computing theory, a hundred years before an actual computer was built. And Charles Babbage, eccentric inventor of the Difference Engine, an enormous clockwork calculating machine that would have been the first computer, if he had ever finished it.

But what if things had been different? The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage presents a delightful alternate reality in which Lovelace and Babbage do build the Difference Engine and use it to create runaway economic models, battle the scourge of spelling errors, explore the wider realms of mathematics and, of course, fight crime - for the sake of both London and science. Extremely funny and utterly unusual, The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage comes complete with historical curiosities, extensive footnotes and never-before-seen diagrams of Babbage’s mechanical, steam-powered computer. And ray guns.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at Comic-Con in San Diego on 22nd July.

21 Apr 2016