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

McEwan, Ian, (author.).

Available copies

  • 14 of 25 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Chetwynd Public Library.

Current holds

3 current holds with 25 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Chetwynd Public Library FIC MCE (Text) 35222001024255 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Beaver Valley Public Library F MCE (Text) 35144000201546 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Castlegar Public Library FIC MCE (Text) 35146002135465 Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-09-03
Creston Public Library FIC MCE (Text) 35140100049306 New Books Display Volume hold Reshelving -
Dawson Creek Municipal Public Library F MCE (Text) DCL166635 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Elkford Public Library FC MCE (Text) 35170000433227 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-09-04
Fernie Heritage Library FIC McE (Text) 35136000554734 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Hazelton Public Library Fic (Text) 35154000137624 Adult Fiction, Bookshelves Main Floor Volume hold Available -
Houston Public Library F MCE (Text) 35150001729450 New Books Volume hold Checked out 2019-09-07
Kaslo and District Public Library AF MCE (Text) 35134000428504 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-09-03
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780735278196 
  • Physical Description: 333 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First United States edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2019.

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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?
Subject: Artificial intelligence > Fiction.
Androids > Fiction.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) > Fiction.
London (England) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Alternative histories (Fiction).
Romance fiction.
Psychological fiction.

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