Machines like me and people like you

Machines like me and people like you
McEwan, Ian
  • Item Type: Book - MCEW
  • Published: 2019
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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?


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9781787331679 (paperback)

Personal Author:

McEwan, Ian,


Machines like me and people like you / Ian McEwan.

Variant title:

Machines like me

Publication Info:

London : Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Vintage, 2019.

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305 pages ; 24 cm

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Subject term:

Nineteen eighties--Fiction.

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Artificial intelligence--Fiction.

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Man-woman relationships--Fiction.

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Triangles (Interpersonal relations)--Fiction.

Geographic term:

London (England)--Fiction.

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Great Britain--History--20th century--Fiction.

Genre index term:

Alternative histories (Fiction).

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