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Machines Like Me

Machines Like Me (Paperback)

By McEwan, Ian

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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. Machines Like Me occurs in an alternativ...e 1980s London. 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 of the power to invent things beyond our control.
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ISBN 9781529111255
Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
Publisher Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781529111255
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Released 3 Mar 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By McEwan, Ian
Category Modern Fiction
Science Fiction
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 277g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress FICTION / Alternative History, FICTION / Science Fiction / Cyberpunk, Science fiction, Historical fiction, Great Britain - Fiction - History - 20th century
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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