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The Resource Machines like me : a novel, Ian McEwan, (electronic resource)

Machines like me : a novel, Ian McEwan, (electronic resource)

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Machines like me : a novel
Title
Machines like me
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ian McEwan
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Language
eng
Summary
New from Ian McEwan, Booker Prize winner and international bestselling author of Atonement and The Children Act 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' This provocative and thrilling tale warns against the power to invent things beyond our control
Summary
The National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Atonement presents the story of two lovers in an alternative 1980s London who construct a perfect synthetic human before finding themselves in a morally complex love triangle.
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Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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McEwan, Ian
Dewey number
823.914
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other
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Narrated by Steven Crossley
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  • Crossley, Steven
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  • Artificial intelligence
  • Love triangles
  • Students
  • Couples
  • Falkland Islands War, 1982
  • Secrets
  • Robots
  • Posthumanism
  • Humans
Target audience
adult
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Label
Machines like me : a novel, Ian McEwan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://williamsburgva.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781980032335
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  • Downloadable audio file
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (11 hr., 24 min.)
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
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9781980032335
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Z15316
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sound
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  • other
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other
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  • rbdZ15316
  • (OCoLC)1099556662
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires RBdigital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
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Label
Machines like me : a novel, Ian McEwan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://williamsburgva.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781980032335
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (11 hr., 24 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781980032335
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
Z15316
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • rbdZ15316
  • (OCoLC)1099556662
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires RBdigital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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