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Machines like me : and people like you

McEwan, Ian (author.).

Available copies

  • 15 of 25 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.

Current holds

3 current holds with 25 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library McEw (Text) 33294002044477 Adult Fiction - Second Floor Volume hold Checked out 2019-09-04

Record details

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

Content descriptions

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 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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