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in the Popular Press

"True love, virtual sex": Review of Turing: A Novel about Computation, byChristos Papadimitriou. Reviewed by David Langford. New Scientist, 18 October 2003,page 53.

The reviewer seems not to have liked this book, which features an artificialintelligence version of the mathematician Alan Turing. The review sums up thebook this way: "Implausible characters, familiar [science fiction] ideas andengaging information dumps that never go quite deep enough."

--- Allyn Jackson