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Machines like me : a novel / Ian McEwan.

Machines like me : a novel

McEwan, Ian, author. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780385545112 : HRD
  • ISBN: 0385545118 : HRD
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2019]

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Summary, etc.: "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 loverswill 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 ofsynthetic 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: FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Psychological.
FICTION / Alternative History.
Genre: Alternative histories (Fiction).
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