Machines Like Me - Ian McEwan

Hardback - Very Good Condition

First Edition


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 takes place 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 synthetic humans and – with Miranda’s help – he designs Adam’s personality. The near-perfect human that emerges is beautiful, strong and clever. It isn’t long before a love triangle forms, and these three beings confront a profound moral dilemma.

In his subversive new novel, lan McEwan asks whether a machine can understand the human heart – or whether we are the ones who lack understanding.

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Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

In a very good condition. There are some marks to the dust jacket. See photos for more details.

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Weight 669 g
Dimensions 24 × 16.1 × 3.3 cm




Ian McEwan

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First Edition