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Machines like me and people like you

By: McEwan, Ian

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1787331660 / 9781787331662
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Science fiction
24 cm 305 pages
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**THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**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. 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? This provocative and thrilling tale warns of the power to invent things beyond our control. `This is new and exciting ground for McEwan, one of Britain's most consistently brilliant writers.' Esquire


1DBKESL London, Greater London, 3JJPN c 1980 to c 1990, FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FL Science fiction, FV Historical fiction

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