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Machines Like Me (Paperback)

Ian McEwan

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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 - but 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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Imprint: Jonathan Cape
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2019
Authors: Ian McEwan
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-1-78733-167-9
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Science fiction
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Historical fiction
LSN: 1-78733-167-9
Barcode: 9781787331679

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