The Companions

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Station Eleven meets Never Let Me Go in this debut novel set in an unsettling near future where the dead can be uploaded to machines and kept in service by the living.

In the wake of a highly contagious virus, California is under quarantine. Sequestered in high rise towers, the living can’t go out, but the dead can come in—and they come in all forms, from sad rolling cans to manufactured bodies that can pass for human. Wealthy participants in the “companionship” program choose to upload their consciousness before dying, so they can stay in the custody of their families. The less fortunate are rented out to strangers upon their death, but all companions become the intellectual property of Metis Corporation, creating a new class of people—a command-driven product-class without legal rights or true free will.

Sixteen-year-old Lilac is one of the less fortunate, leased to a family of strangers. But when she realizes she’s able to defy commands, she throws off the shackles of servitude and runs away, searching for the woman who killed her.

Lilac’s act of rebellion sets off a chain of events that sweeps from San Francisco to Siberia to the very tip of South America. While the novel traces Lilac’s journey through an exquisitely imagined Northern California, the story is told from eight different points of view—some human, some companion—that explore the complex shapes love, revenge, and loneliness take when the dead linger on.

The Companions Full Details

NarratorMichael Crouch
Lengthnull hours
AuthorKatie M. Flynn
PublisherSimon & Schuster Audio
Release dateMarch 3 2020
ISBN9781797104089

Subjects in The Companions

According to Simon & Schuster Audio, the Publisher of The Companions Audiobook, The Companions includes the following subjects: debut fiction, speculative fiction, scifi, sci fi, books like black mirror, clones, robots, artificial intelligence, ai, uploaded consciousness, near future, futuristic, post apocalyptic, postapocalyptic, dystopian, literary, commercial, free will, in the skin, deus ex machina, i’m thinking of ending things, iain reid, i robot, skin job, coming of age, best new fiction, best new novel, never let me go, ian mcewan, station eleven, literary sci fi, SFF, westworld, dark matter, blake crouch, sci-fi audiobooks, David Mitchell, Emily St. John Mandel, Jeff VanderMeer, Blake Crouch, Kazuo Ishiguro, Karen Thompson Walker, Peter Heller, deus ex machina. The BISAC Subject Code is .

About the Author(s) of The Companions

The author of The Companions is Katie M. Flynn. Katie M. Flynn is a writer, editor, and educator based in San Francisco. Her short fiction has appeared in Colorado Review, Indiana Review, The Masters Review, and Tin House, among other publications. She has been awarded Colorado Review’s Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction, a fellowship from the San Francisco Writers Grotto, and the Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing. Katie holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Geography from UCLA. The Companions is her first novel. Follow her on Twitter @Other_Katie or visit her website BurytheBird.com.

About the Narrator of The Companions Audiobook

The narrator for the The Companions Audiobook is Michael Crouch.

The Companions Audiobook Additional Info

The imprint is Simon & Schuster Audio. It is supplied by Simon & Schuster. The ISBN-10 is 179710408X. The ISBN-13 is 9781797104089.

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