9781787331679

Machines Like Me

Ian McEwan


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ISBN: 9781787331679
Published: April 2019

Price: $32.99

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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 alternative 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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  • Format:
  • ISBN: 9781787331679
  • Published: April 2019
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Width (mm): 153
  • Height (mm): 234
  • Depth (mm): 23
  • Weight (g): 390

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