Waiting on Wednesday – Join by Steve Toutonghi
Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon.
I love the sound of this one. It seems like it will post great questions, and has potential to be creepy as well. Really looking forward to it!
Author: Steve Toutonghi
Expected publication:April 19th 2016
Publisher: Soho Press
What if you could live multiple lives simultaneously, have constant, perfect companionship, and never die? That’s the promise of Join, a revolutionary technology that allows small groups of minds to unite, forming a single consciousness that experiences the world through multiple bodies. But as two best friends discover, the light of that miracle may be blinding the world to its horrors.
Chance and Leap are jolted out of their professional routines by a terrifying stranger—a remorseless killer who freely manipulates the networks that regulate life in the post-Join world. Their quest for answers—and survival—brings them from the networks and spire communities they’ve known to the scarred heart of an environmentally ravaged North American continent and an underground community of the “ferals” left behind by the rush of technology.
In the storytelling tradition of classic speculative fiction from writers like David Mitchell and Michael Chabon, Join offers a pulse-pounding story that poses the largest possible questions: How long can human life be sustained on our planet in the face of environmental catastrophe? What does it mean to be human, and what happens when humanity takes the next step in its evolution? If the individual mind becomes obsolete, what have we lost and gained, and what is still worth fighting for?
4 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday – Join by Steve Toutonghi”
Ohhhh wow! First of all, that cover? GORGEOUS. I really like it! The blurb sounds interesting too and could be something I’d enjoy. I added it to my TBR list and will keep an eye on it … April 2016 is still a bit to go. Oh well. Thanks for sharing this!
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Ok this sounds crazy and could be lots of fun. Cool cover, too! Thanks for the heads up:-)
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I agree: sounds like this will be posing a lot of questions to keep my mind turning while reading. I love those types of stores. Particularly sci-fi ones that raise the question about what it means to be human.
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Sounds more bizarro to me than truly creepy, but it’s a nice find! I’ll wait to see what you think of it before picking it up 🙂
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