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Machines Like Me

Machines Like Me
  

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ISBN 9781980034438
Barcode 9781980034438
Published 23 April 2019 by Recorded Books
Format Audio CD/Audio
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Author(s) By McEwan, Ian
Narrator Crossley, Steven
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ISBN-13 9781980034438
ISBN-10 1980034435
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Recorded Books
Imprint Recorded Books
Publication Date 23 April 2019
Publication Country
Format Audio CD/Audio
Author(s) By McEwan, Ian
Narrator Crossley, Steven
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Modern Fiction
Science Fiction
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 140mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 227g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Science fiction, London (England), Psychological fiction, Triangles (Interpersonal relations), Man-woman relationships
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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 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? This provocative and thrilling tale warns against the power to invent things beyond our control.

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Author's Bio

Ian McEwan is the bestselling author of seventeen books, including the novels Nutshell; The Children Act; Sweet Tooth; Solar, winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize; On Chesil Beach; Saturday; Atonement, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the W. H. Smith Literary Award; The Comfort of Strangers and Black Dogs, both short-listed for the Booker Prize; Amsterdam, winner of the Booker Prize; and The Child in Time, winner of the Whitbread Award; as well as the story collections First Love, Last Rites, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, and In Between the Sheets.

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