Machines like me : and people like you / Ian McEwan.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Holdable?||Status||Due Date|
|Bowen Island Public Library||F McEW (Text)||30947000555603||Fiction||Volume hold||Checked out||2019-09-25|
- ISBN: 9780735278196
- Physical Description: 333 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First United States edition.
- Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2019.
- Copyright: ©2019
Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London. Britain has lost the Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power, and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. With Miranda's assistance, he co-designs Adam's personality. This near-perfect human is beautiful, strong, and clever--a love triangle soon forms. These three beings will confront a profound moral dilemma. Ian McEwan's subversive and entertaining new novel poses fundamental questions: What makes us human? Our outward deeds or our inner lives? Could a machine understand the human heart?
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