Paperback Machines like me : and people like you /
Publication year: 2020
Genre: Science fiction. lcsh
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1529111250 9781529111255 (pbk):
Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2019.
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.
Audience: Teen readers
Pages 305 pages ; 20 cm.