Ellen Ullman is the author of The Bug, a New York Times Notable Book and runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the cult classic memoir Close to the Machine, based on her years as a rare female computer programmer in the early years of the personal computer era. She lives in San Francisco.
Life in Code
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
The never-more-necessary return of one of our most vital and eloquent voices on technology and culture, the author of the seminal Close to the Machine
The last twenty years have...
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
San Francisco, the 1970s. A disgraced professor takes an office in an old downtown building to plot his return. But he is distracted by the...
With a New Introduction by Mary Gaitskill
A PEN/Hemingway Award Finalist
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book
Ellen Ullman is a "rarity, a computer programmer with...
Close to the Machine
With a New Introduction by Jaron Lanier
A Salon Best Book of the Year
In 1997, the computer was still a relatively new tool---a sleek and unforgiving machine that was beyond...