By Ellen Ullman
An irrepressible computer bug wreaks havoc with the lives of the experts who try to defeat it
In one of the computer-dictated pauses that now constantly intrude on our lives, Roberta Walton starts to think back twenty years, to her first job in computing, to the bug she found there and the man it destroyed. Ellen Ullman's acclaimed first novel compellingly, thrillingly explores the connections between us and our machines, and between programming, obsession and madness. The bug-bug UI-01017, The Jester-teases, defies and threatens its creators.
Cover illustration by Clare Skeats
Published 14 March 2013