This essay explores the melodramatic mode of Ian McEwan’s recent novel Machines Like Me in order to attest to the aptitude of the genre when reckoning with the increasing moral ambiguity involved in human-AI relations. While tracing the entanglements of Charlie, Miranda, and Adam, this essay contends that eeriness is one of the prominent affects that the protagonist experiences. Eeriness signifies the underlying anxiety of a human subject in the face of the (imminent) arrival of far-advanced artificial nonhumans. The recurring motif of adopting a child, and the ensuing feel of abortiveness in the novel merits critical attention, mainly because they illustrate the fragility of the pseudo family unit forged across the categorical species divide and blood ties. Equally importantly, the kind of justice suspended, thwarted, and served by the end of Machines Like Me emblematizes the intricately complex condition in which moral agents—human and artificial—exercise their right for judgment and collide with one another. Notable is McEwan’s success in framing the daunting task of establishing roboethics within the structure of melodrama. In doing so, McEwan, on the one hand, demonstrates formalistic affinities between speculative fiction and melodrama when creating the speculative reality. On the other, he reckons with the unknowable in human’s ethical coexistence with artificial intelligence.