Sunday, November 13, 2011

What a coincidence - Alan Turing & Alan Garner

I just learned that one of my favourite authors as a child, Alan Garner who wrote The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, a magical fantasy story (think Harry Potter crossed with The Lord of the Rings) was a friend of Alan Turing. They used to run together in Manchester. He writes a nice piece in the Guardian stating that Turing was his hero.