From best-selling author James Lovegrove comes SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE THINKING ENGINE, a new novel from Titan Books taking place in 1895. In Oxford’s newly built extension to the University Galleries, Professor Quantock has put the finishing touches to a wondrous computational device which, he claims, is capable of analytical thought to rival that of the cleverest men alive. Indeed, his so-called Thinking Engine seems equal to Sherlock Holmes himself in its deductive powers.
Never one to turn down a challenge, Holmes finds himself going head-to-cog against this new contraption. As man and machine vie for supremacy, it becomes clear that the Thinking Engine has its own agenda. For your enjoyment, here are the novel’s foreword, written by one Dr. John Watson, and Lovegrove’s first chapter.