Machines like me : and people like you / Ian McEwan.

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  • Data Source:DLC
  • LCCN:2018055227
  • ISBN:9780385545112 : $26.95
  • ISBN:0385545118 : $26.95
  • Cataloging Source:DLC eng rda DLC DLC
  • Authentication code:pcc
  • LC Call Number:PR6063.C4 M33 2019
  • :09657490
  • Dewey Decimal Classification Number:823/.914
  • Other Classification Number:FIC019000 FIC025000 FIC040000
  • Personal Author:McEwan, Ian,
  • Edition:First United States edition.
  • 264:New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2019]
  • Physical Description:333 pages ; 22 cm
  • 336:text txt rdacontent
  • 337:unmediated n rdamedia
  • 338:volume nc rdacarrier
  • 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"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Subject term:FICTION / Literary.
  • Subject term:FICTION / Psychological.
  • Subject term:FICTION / Alternative History.
  • Genre index term:Alternative histories (Fiction).
  • Additional Physical Form Entry:Online version: McEwan, Ian, author. Machines like me First American edition. New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2019] 9780385545129
  • :|b1
  • :MAY2019

Holdings

  • Branch: North Logan City Library
  • Material: Book
  • Call Number: FIC MCEWA
  • Copies: 1
  • Location: Adult Fiction