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The Resource Machines like me : and people like you, Ian McEwan

Machines like me : and people like you, Ian McEwan

Label
Machines like me : and people like you
Title
Machines like me
Title remainder
and people like you
Statement of responsibility
Ian McEwan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
The National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Atonement presents the story of two lovers in an alternative 1980s London who construct a perfect synthetic human before finding themselves in a morally complex love triangle.
Theme
Tone
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10762644
Cataloging source
DLC
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McEwan, Ian
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6063.C4
LC item number
M33 2019
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Artificial intelligence
  • Love triangles
  • Students
  • Couples
  • Falkland Islands War, 1982
  • Secrets
  • Robots
  • Posthumanism
  • Humans
Target audience
adult
Label
Machines like me : and people like you, Ian McEwan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780385545112
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018055227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Machines like me : and people like you, Ian McEwan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780385545112
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018055227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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