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The Resource Machines like me : a novel (Book on CD), Ian McEwan

Machines like me : a novel (Book on CD), Ian McEwan

Label
Machines like me : a novel (Book on CD)
Title
Machines like me
Title remainder
a novel (Book on CD)
Statement of responsibility
Ian McEwan
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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.
Theme
Tone
Character
Audio
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10780806
Cataloging source
MdPfRBL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McEwan, Ian
Dewey number
823.914
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Steven Crossley
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Crossley, Steven
  • Recorded Books, Inc
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Love triangles
  • Students
  • Couples
  • Falkland Islands War, 1982
  • Secrets
  • Robots
  • Posthumanism
  • Humans
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Machines like me : a novel (Book on CD), Ian McEwan
Link
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • In container (17 cm.)
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 sound discs (11 hr., 15 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781980032281
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C05589
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (MdPfRBL)rbcdC05589
  • (OCoLC)1089748480
  • 623411
  • 623411
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Machines like me : a novel (Book on CD), Ian McEwan
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • In container (17 cm.)
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 sound discs (11 hr., 15 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781980032281
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C05589
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (MdPfRBL)rbcdC05589
  • (OCoLC)1089748480
  • 623411
  • 623411
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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