Machines Like Me

Provocative and moving, Machines Like Me explores whether a machine can ever truly understand the human heart. ‘Funny, thought-provoking and politically acute...’ Sunday Times ‘Dazzling’ Guardian ‘An unsettling examination of the ...

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473567793

Category: Fiction

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**Number One Sunday Times Bestseller** 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 – and soon a love triangle forms, which leads Charlie, Miranda and Adam to a profound moral dilemma. Can you design the perfect partner? What makes us human? Our outward deeds or our inner lives? Provocative and moving, Machines Like Me explores whether a machine can ever truly understand the human heart. ‘Funny, thought-provoking and politically acute...’ Sunday Times ‘Dazzling’ Guardian ‘An unsettling examination of the human condition. Bold, clever’ Sunday Telegraph

The Cockroach

Kafka meets The Thick Of It in a bitingly funny new political satire from Ian McEwan That morning, Jim Sams, clever but by no means profound, woke from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a gigantic creature.

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473577918

Category: Fiction

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Kafka meets The Thick Of It in a bitingly funny new political satire from Ian McEwan That morning, Jim Sams, clever but by no means profound, woke from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a gigantic creature. Jim Sams has undergone a metamorphosis. In his previous life he was ignored or loathed, but in his new incarnation he is the most powerful man in Britain – and it is his mission to carry out the will of the people. Nothing must get in his way: not the opposition, nor the dissenters within his own party. Not even the rules of parliamentary democracy. With trademark intelligence, insight and scabrous humour, Ian McEwan pays tribute to Franz Kafka’s most famous work to engage with a world turned on its head.

Novels originally Published in Lippincott s Monthly Magazine 1886 1894

But I do love you , and if I don't tell you how glad and grateful I am , it is because I
haven't command of the whole dictionary ! " She held me to her heart , —a fervent
strain I can feel about me now . ... creaking old machine like myself . ” Rosalie ...

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Lippincott s Monthly Magazine

But I do love you , and if I don't tell you how glad and grateful I am , it is because I
haven't command of the whole ... Run away , now , and be as happy as you
deserve to be for your loving - kindness for a creaking old machine like myself .

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Science

In this eye-opening collection, Ian McEwan looks back at the history of scientific discovery from Darwin to Dawkins as well as exploring, with brilliant originality, what a future with AI and climate change could hold for us.

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473570891

Category: Art

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‘This is a history of intellectual courage, hard work, occasional inspiration and every conceivable form of human failing. It is also an extended invitation to wonder, to pleasure’ How far have we come in our understanding of the world around us? In this eye-opening collection, Ian McEwan looks back at the history of scientific discovery from Darwin to Dawkins as well as exploring, with brilliant originality, what a future with AI and climate change could hold for us. Selected from Solar, Enduring Love, Machines Like Me VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis 'Great Ideas' series: Religion by Karen Armstrong Art by Simon Schama

Obzor

They seized ours too and whirled it around like a toy . ... We were
undernourished , the machines exhausted father ' s strength and in the evening
he would come back home tired and weak . ... You ' ll start working with machines
, like me .

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Basic Studies in Science Discovering Our World

How is your body like a machine ? RE 1 . What does your body use to ... I need
something to make me go , and I can get it myself . I can run myself . I can repair
myself . There are millions of machines like me . What am I ? It took the boys and
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Author: Wilbur L. Beauchamp, Mary Melrose Williams, Glenn O. Blough

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A Bastard Like Me

Autobiography of Australias first Aboriginal university graduate.

Author: Charles Perkins

Publisher: Sydney, Australia : U. Smith

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Category: Aboriginal Australians

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Autobiography of Australias first Aboriginal university graduate.

In Between the Sheets

Whether these are the written transcripts of dreams or deadly accurate maps of the tremor zones of our psyche, all seven stories in this collection implicate us in the most fearful ways imaginable. “His stories are complex and his prose, ...

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 0795301693

Category: Fiction

Page: 147

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Darkly brilliant short fiction by the New York Times-bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of Machines Like Me and Atonement. A two-timing pornographer becomes the unwilling object in the fantasies of one of his victims. A jaded millionaire buys himself the perfect mistress and plunges into a hell of jealousy and despair. Over the course of a weekend, a guilt-ridden father with his teenage daughter discovers the depths of his own blundering innocence. Whether these are the written transcripts of dreams or deadly accurate maps of the tremor zones of our psyche, all seven stories in this collection implicate us in the most fearful ways imaginable. “His stories are complex and his prose, like Orwell’s, is as clear as windowpane… McEwan’s comic edge gives these stories a moral force. They are not meant simply to shock and horrify middle-class readers. Rather, like all good satire, they seek to unmask hypocrisy and cruelty.”—The Washington Post Book World

Penguin Readers Level 7 The Children Act ELT Graded Reader

The longer text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, introducing future perfect simple, mixed conditionals, past perfect continuous, mixed conditionals, more complex passive forms and modals for deduction in the past.

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241534461

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises, the print edition also includes instructions to access supporting material online. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary. The Children Act, a Level 7 Reader, is B2 in the CEFR framework. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, introducing future perfect simple, mixed conditionals, past perfect continuous, mixed conditionals, more complex passive forms and modals for deduction in the past. Visit the Penguin Readers website Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock online resources including a digital book, audio edition, lesson plans and answer keys.

If You re Not Yet Like Me

I'll use that word again: Extraordinary. This little book is the real deal.

Author: Edan Lepucki

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ISBN: 9780982034873

Category: Interpersonal relations

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ADVANCE PRAISE "Why, when I was reading this extraordinary--no other word for it--novella, did I start thinking of Henry James? Thinking, specifically, of his adventures in human desire, cruelty, and perversity as found in The Turn of the Screw, The Portrait of a Lady, and other works of highly civilized terror. Lepucki's work is very much of the here and now--funny, smart, sardonic, and fully sexed--but she goes at her subject with the same flaying relentlessness as H. James. I'll use that word again: Extraordinary. This little book is the real deal." -Ben Fountain, author of "Brief Encounters With Che Guevara" "Edan Lepucki's sly, smart novella is never quite a love story-in fact, rarely has the edict 'only connect' seemed more difficult to enact than among her small tribe of underachievers. Sex, however, retains its reliable consequences. And therein lies the beauty and the gut punch of this sneaky, deft book." -Michelle Huneven, author of "Blame" "If You're Not Like Yet Like Me tells quite a few damn good jokes before it decides to twist your heart apart. Gracefully written, barbed and biting; a touching meditation on the mistakes we make before meeting the ones who truly deserve our love." -Victor LaValle, author of "Big Machine" ABOUT THE AUTHOR Edan Lepucki is a graduate of Oberlin College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her short fiction has been published in the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Narrative Magazine, Meridian, and FiveChapters, among other publications, and she is the winner of the 2009 James D. Phelan Award. She is a staff writer for The Millions and lives in Los Angeles, California, where she was born and raised.

Love me little love me long

Not at home , ma'am , ' repeated Henry like a vocal machine . My name is Wilson
, young man , ' said she persuasively , and her amazon's voice was mellow and
womanly spite of her coal - scuttle full of fieldpoppies . “ I am her nurse , and I ...

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The Comfort of Strangers

A twisted relationship between two couples reaches a terrible climax in this novel by the New York Times-bestselling author of Machines Like Me. Colin and Mary are lovers on holiday in Italy, their relationship becoming increasingly ...

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 0795303696

Category: Fiction

Page: 115

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A twisted relationship between two couples reaches a terrible climax in this novel by the New York Times-bestselling author of Machines Like Me. Colin and Mary are lovers on holiday in Italy, their relationship becoming increasingly problematic as they become increasingly alienated from one and other. They move from place to place in this foreign land but seemingly without aim or purpose, seemingly bored and without attachment. Then they meet a man named Robert and his disabled wife, Caroline. Colin and Mary seem happy for the diversion—happy to meet another couple that takes their focus off of each other for a while. But things become strange when they attempt to leave: Robert and Caroline insist that they stay with them for a while longer. While Mary and Colin do rediscover an erotic attraction to each other during this time, they also find that their relationship with Robert and Caroline is taking a dreadful and horrific turn, in this “fine novel” by the Booker Prize-winning author of Saturday and On Chesil Beach (New Statesman). “McEwan perfectly captures the thrill of travel when one is divorced from familiar surroundings and the chance of something unusual and out-of-character seems possible. Of course, this being a McEwan fiction, the possibility is a brutal truth about how people find love in extreme ways.”—The Daily Beast

Prose Patterns

myself, for someone to push and shove this way and that; an intelligent lever that
walks up to the job in the morning; ... And they—they, the Controllers, the Bosses
—can hire a subtle machine like me for a few dollars a week, enough to buy me ...

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Herald of Gospel Liberty

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Making Medical Choices

appliances , such as dialysis machines . ... Gay began a new way of life —
hooking herself up to a dialysis machine three times a week . ... If she gives me a
kidney and her remaining one fails , poor thing would end up on a machine like
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Author: Jane Stein

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The central theme of this book is that technological advances in medicine have created a multitude of choices for each individual -- choices that can influence how we live and die. These choices are difficult ones, and the book provides a better understanding of the issues. Thus, the implications of each choice become clearer. Such decisions remain inherently very difficult and personal. Thoughtful, compassionate societies must consider these difficult problems. Can we develop mechanisms to assist in the medical choices that will inevitably take place throughout each individual's life? Jane Stein makes a stimulating effort to clarify these subjects in this book. She calls to attention problems we would prefer to avoid, touches the untouchable, and in so doing contributes to a constructive debate on the future of human life. - Preface.

The Cornell Journal of Social Relations

If you assume that man is something like a machine , that assumption is , in a way
, not an assumption alone . It is sort of an invitation and a prescription to man to
be in the world in ways that mimic a machine . Man seems to me to be a very ...

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He came and asked me if I would run this machine for that day and I told him that
I didn't think I could run the machine because my mother didn't allow me to run
anything; no machine like that. He said, well, I should just run it for that one day
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Sketches in Lavender Blue and Green

A common love of sport drew the two men together . Most of us improve upon
closer knowledge , and so they came to ... He ' s a good fellow — not a mere
money - grubbing machine like me . ” And a week later Sennett , sitting alone with
Edith ...

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American Studies

I do sometimes send students to museums in our region ; it would be good , I
suppose , to go over to the collection ahead of ... Like me , she thought the
machine far too primitive to be practically useful in most classroom situations , but
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