Machines Like Me

Title:   Machines Like Me
Author:   McEwan Ian
Publisher:   Jonathan Cape Edition:  2019 Binding: Paperback
APN:   9781787331679 or ISBN(1787331679)
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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 Mirandas assistance, he co-designs Adams 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 McEwans 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.

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