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Machines like me : and people like you / Ian McEwan.

Author/creator McEwan, Ian author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst United States edition.
Publication Info New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2019]
Copyright Notice ©2019
Description333 pages ; 22 cm
Abstract 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: What makes us human? Our outward deeds or our inner lives? Could a machine understand the human heart?
Issued in other formOnline version: McEwan, Ian, author. Machines like me First American edition. New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2019] 9780385545129
Genre/formPsychological fiction.
Genre/formAlternative histories (Fiction)
Genre/formPsychological fiction.
Genre/formAlternative histories (Fiction)
LCCN 2018055227
ISBN9780385545112 (hardcover)
ISBN0385545118 (hardcover)

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Joyner General Stacks PR6063 .C4 M33 2019 ✔ Available Place Hold