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Christopher Fowler
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I've always felt an odd connection to the Alan Turing story, mainly because of my father. As a young man he was employed in an experimental research group to try to understand the structure of strengthened glass, to make it and then find a way to seal wiring inside. Valves and wiring were too clumsy and took experts to connect. The idea was to seal the wires in glass tablets and lock them together…
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Christopher Fowler
There's a strange mystique attached to professional writing that comes from the idea of creating something from nothing. But it's not something from nothing at all - every writer I know shows his or her influences quite clearly, and much of our early work can be traced back to those who inspired us. This is as it should be. You can't take something forward without first learning from your heroes…
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