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Machines Like Me

Machines Like Me (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

By McEwan, Ian

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New from Ian McEwan, Booker Prize winner and international bestselling author of Atonement and The Children Act 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 br...eakthrough 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? This provocative and thrilling tale warns against the power to invent things beyond our control.
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ISBN 9780593152812
Released NZ 23 Apr 2019
Publisher Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
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ISBN-13 9780593152812
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House Large Print Publishing
Released 23 Apr 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By McEwan, Ian
Category Modern Fiction
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 231mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 823.914
Weight 431g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress London (England), Large type books, Man-woman relationships, Alternative histories (Fiction), Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade