Book Launch

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

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“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

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.

A native of Seattle and Soldotna, Alaska, Steve Toutonghi studied fiction and poetry while completing a BA in Anthropology at Stanford. After pursuing a variety of interests including an acting internship at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, work as an IT systems manager, and teaching English in a public school in Japan, he began a career in technology that led him from Silicon Valley back to Seattle. Join is his first novel.

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Event date: 
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 7:00pm
1811 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109-2850