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

Machines like me : and people like you

McEwan, Ian, author. (Author).

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  • 3 copies at Grand Rapids Public Library

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    0 current holds with 6 total copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main Fiction McEwan (Text) 31307024178420 Express Checked out 07/06/2019
Main Fiction McEwan (Text) 31307024178438 New Checked out 07/10/2019
Seymour Fiction McEwan (Text) 31307024178412 New Available -
West Leonard Fiction McEwan (Text) 31307024178446 New Checked out 06/25/2019
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385545112
  • ISBN: 0385545118
  • 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? This provocative and thrilling tale warns against the power to invent things beyond our control"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Artificial intelligence > Fiction.
London (England) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
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