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Machines like me : and people like you / Ian McEwan.

McEwan, Ian, (author.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Bowen Island Public Library.

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Bowen Island Public Library F McEW (Text) 30947000555603 Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-09-25

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780735278196 
  • Physical Description: 333 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First United States edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2019.

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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?
Subject: Artificial intelligence > Fiction.
Androids > Fiction.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) > Fiction.
London (England) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Alternative histories (Fiction).
Romance fiction.
Psychological fiction.

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