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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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10762644
Cataloging source
TEFBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McEwan, Ian
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6063.C4
LC item number
M33 2019b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Androids
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Artificial intelligence
  • London (England)
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
24 cm.
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
380 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593152812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1083529420
  • (OCoLC)1083529420
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
24 cm.
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
380 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593152812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1083529420
  • (OCoLC)1083529420

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