In his new novel, Machines Like Me 
 Ian McEwan uses science fiction and counter-factual history to speculate about 
the coming of artificial intelligence and its effect on human relations.  The 
opening page introduces a pivotal character, "Sir Alan Turing, war hero and 
presiding genius of the digital age.”  

The evening with McEwan will be largely conversation with me, based on written 
questions from the audience, along with some readings from the new book.

[NOTE:  The event is at a different and larger venue, the Sydney Goldstein 
Theater, just a block from our usual SFJazz.  Thus seating starts at 6:30pm.]

"Machines Like Me" Ian McEwan, Sydney Goldstein Theater, Hayes Valley, San 
Francisco, 6:30pm, Saturday May 4. The show starts promptly at 7:30pm.

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