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Machines Like Me

By Ian McEwan

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Publication Date: March 3, 2020

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A gripping novel—set in a world parallel to our own—in which synthetic humans have become reality and quickly complicate matters of identity, life, and love: Machines Like Me is pure page-turning, thought-provoking Ian McEwan.

Set in an alternative 1982 London—where Britain has lost the Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power, and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence—Machines Like Me powerfully portrays two lovers who 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. The near-perfect human that emerges is beautiful, strong, and clever—and a love triangle soon forms. These three beings will soon 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.

Publication History: Talese hardcover, April 2019

About the Author

Ian McEwan is the bestselling author of seventeen books, including the novels Nutshell; The Children Act; Sweet Tooth; Solar, winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize; On Chesil Beach, short-listed for the Booker Prize; Saturday; Atonement, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the W. H. Smith Literary Award; The Comfort of Strangers and Black Dogs, both short-listed for the Booker Prize; Amsterdam, winner of the Booker Prize; and The Child in Time, winner of the Whitbread Award; as well as the story collections First Love, Last Rites, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, and In Between the Sheets.

Author Residence: Gloucestershire, UK

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 352 pages

Publisher: Anchor

Publication Date: March 3, 2020

ISBN: 9780525567035

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