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Hannah Payne has devoted her life to her church and family, but when she is accused of murdering her unborn child and turned into a Chrome, transplanted into a new body that matches the color classification of her crime--red for murder--and left in a bare room where cameras broadcast her every move to the public for their entertainment, Hannah vows to protect the identity of her child's father, a public figure who would be ruined if their affair is...
"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...
"An imaginative, feminist, and brilliantly relevant-to-today retelling of Orwell's 1984, from the point of view of Winston Smith's lover, Julia, by critically acclaimed novelist Sandra Newman. Julia Worthing is a mechanic who works in the Fiction Department at the Ministry of Truth. Its 1984, and Britain--now called Airstrip One--has long been absorbed into the larger trans-Atlantic nation of Oceania. Oceania has been at war for as long as anyone...