What if you could live multiple lives simultaneously, have constant, perfect companionship, and never die?

Join, from Soho Press, at a BOOKSTORE in your area, or:


When Join arrived, it was hailed as a miracle: a technology that allowed individuals to unite their minds and live forever through multiple bodies.

Join is a searing, ballistic plunge into the mysteries of identity and mortality. Its ingenious core is revealed and amplified by high voltage suspense and murder. Delicious.”
— Katherine Dunn, author of Geek Love

— Scientific American

“Smart, imaginative extrapolation about technology and a deep curiosity about civilization and the human condition.”
— NPR.org

“A conceptual powerhouse, tapping into the core of our contemporary debates about technology.”
— Tor.com

“From the first page, Toutonghi launches us into a strange and fascinating new world, exploring ideas with nuance and verve. Strikingly original and deeply imaginative.”
— Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

“Set in a dystopian world full of dazzle and invention, Join is a subtle exploration of what the self is and what death means.”
— David Vann, author of Legend of a Suicide and Aquarium

“Challenging, surprising, shocking, and enlightening. An exciting addition to 21st century science fiction.”
— Robert Repino, author of Mort(e)

“Like … Ursula K. Le Guin, [Toutonghi] combines smart, imaginative extrapolation about technology and a deep curiosity about civilization and the human condition.”

“A heady sci-fi thriller about a world-altering technology—and its hidden costs… There’s a lot going on here, including a fascinating technology with far-reaching implications, and a lot of big philosophical questions about the nature of identity.”
Kirkus Reviews

“It’s the rarest of SF novels: a gripping concept delivered with compelling page-turning intensity.”
The Seattle Review of Books

Amazon Best Books of the Month, April 2016.


“Compelling, [presents] two radically differing visions of humanity’s future… intriguing and thought-provoking.”
Publishers Weekly

“First novelist Toutonghi builds a complicated and technology-heavy realm with ethical components relevant in today’s society… Enthusiasts of futuristic technology and sf writers such as Philip K. Dick will find this ambitious work thought provoking.”
Library Journal

“[A] thought-provoking debut… The dizzying complexity of [the Joins’] interactions are philosophical as well as dangerous and may determine the future of civilization and earth itself. Fans of literary speculative fiction will enjoy pondering the challenging issues and ideas posed by this assortment of perspectives.”

Join is a high-concept, immersive science fiction thriller… a compelling cautionary tale that explores ethics and selfhood.”
Shelf Awareness

Join is a deeply-relevant, humane work of speculative fiction. It takes a concept that’s ripped from today’s news headlines — the technology-enabled linkage of biological neural networks — and turns it into a great story. It’s a compelling book. Don’t miss it!”
— Peyton Marshall, author of Goodhouse