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McEwan, Ian.

Machines like me / Ian McEwan. - 305 pages ; 24 cm.

"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." - Copac

9781787331662 (hbk.) :

GBB925103 bnb

019244509 Uk

Romance fiction.

Great Britain--History--20th century--Fiction.

Alternative histories (Fiction)

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