The Story Network Book Club

Steve Petty, Isaiah Petty, Mason Gish, and Benjamin Lawrence read and discuss various books. Mostly Science Fiction with a dollop of other genres in there too.

  • 031 | Castle in the Air

    This week Steve, Isaiah, and Mason read Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones

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  • 030 | The Art of Racing in the Rain

    This week Isaiah and Mason read The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

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  • 029 |Life of Pi

    This week Steve and Tanner discuss Life of Pi by Yann Martel

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  • 28 | The Tombs of Atuan

    This week Steve, Isaiah, Tanner, and Mason discuss The Tombs of Atuan, the second book in Ursula K Le Guin’s Earthsea Cycle

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    Next week we will be reading Life of Pi by Yann Martel

  • 27 | Sphere

    After long delay, Steve, Isaiah, and Mason discuss Sphere by Michael Crichton

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    Next week we will be reading book two of Ursula K Le Guin’s Earthsea Cycle ; The Tombs of Atuan

  • 26 | The Yiddish Policemen's Union

    This episode Steve, Isaiah, and Tanner kick off 2020 with The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
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    Next week we will at long last discuss Sphere by Michael Crichton

  • 25 | Jurassic Park

    This episode Steve, Isaiah, and Jason take joy in reading Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton for The Story Network Book Club’s 2019 Christmas special!
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    Next week we will at long last discuss Sphere by Michael Crichton

  • 24 | The Left Hand of Darkness

    This episode Steve and Isaiah read The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
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    Next week will be our Christmas special, Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park

  • Bonus | The Egg

    This episode Steve, Isaiah, and Mason read The Egg by Andy Weir
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    We’ll be back next week with The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

  • 23 | Slaughterhouse Five

    This episode Steve and Isaiah discuss Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
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    We’ll be back next week with Sphere by Michael Crichton

  • 22 | Epic

    This episode Steve and Mason discuss Epic by Conor Kostick
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    We’ll be back next Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

  • 021 | Non-Stop

    This episode Steve and Isaiah discuss Non-Stop by Brian Aldiss
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    We’ll be back next Epic by Conor Kostick

  • 020 | Hexarchate Stories

    This episode Steve, Isaiah, and Mason discuss Hexarchate Stories by Yoon Ha Lee
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    We’ll be back next Tuesday with Non-Stop by Brian Aldiss

  • 019 |The Shining

    The Story Network 2019 Halloween countdown has been a fun ride folks but the big day has arrived! On this special holiday episode Steve and Isaiah discuss Stephen King’s The Shining

    We’ll be back tomorrow with our last spooky short stories in our buildup to Stephen King’s The Shining releasing on Halloween morning.

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    We will return this Tuesday November 5th with Yoon Ha Lee’s Hexarchate Stories, a short story collection expanding on the Machinery of Empires series [and for the moment the last in Machineries of Empires universe].

  • Halloween 2019 Special | Call of Cathulu

    This episode Steve and Mason wrap up The Story Network 2019 Halloween countdown with The Call of Cathulu by H.P. Lovecraft

    We’ll be back tomorrow with our last spooky short stories in our buildup to Stephen King’s The Shining releasing on Halloween morning.

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    Tune in tomorrow [Halloween!] for the conclusion of The Story Network 2019 Halloween Countdown with a discussion of The Shinning by Stephen King

    We will return with Tuesday November 5th with Yoon Ha Lee’s Hexarchate Stories, a short story collection expanding on the Machinery of Empires series [and for the moment the last in Machineries of Empires universe].

  • Halloween 2019 Special | Apt Pupil

    This episode Steve, Isaiah, and Jason continue The Story Network 2019 Halloween countdown with Apt Pupil by Stephen King

    We’ll be back tomorrow with our last spooky short stories in our buildup to Stephen King’s The Shining releasing on Halloween morning.

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    The 2019 Halloween lineup:Wednesday 30th : The Call of Cathulu by H.P. Lovecraft

    Thursday 31st : The Shinning by Stephen KingAfter [Halloween!]

    We will return with Tuesday November 5th with Yoon Ha Lee’s Hexarchate Stories, a short story collection expanding on the Machinery of Empires series.

  • Halloween 2019 Special | I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream

    This episode Steve, Isaiah, and Jason meet for day four of our 2019 Halloween countdown with I Have no Mouth and I must Scream by Harlan Ellison

    We’ll be back (the next 3), tomorrow(s) with more spooky short stories in our buildup to Stephen King’s The Shining releasing on Halloween morning.

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    The 2019 Halloween lineup:

    Tuesday 29th : Apt Pupil by Stephen King

    Wednesday 30th : The Call of Cathulu by H.P. Lovecraft

    Thursday 31st : The Shinning by Stephen KingAfter Halloween

    We will return with Tuesday November 5th with Yoon Ha Lee’s Hexarchate Stories, a short story collection expanding on the Machinery of Empires series.

  • Halloween 2019 Special | Spirals

    This episode Steve, Isaiah, and Mason make it to day three of our 2019 Halloween countdown with Spirals by Junji Ito [and our first manga/graphic novel of the podcast]

    We’ll be back (the next 4), tomorrow(s) with more spooky short stories in our buildup to Stephen King’s The Shining releasing on Halloween morning.

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    The 2019 Halloween lineup:

    Monday 28th : I Have no Mouth and I must Scream by Harlan Ellison

    Tuesday 29th : Apt Pupil by Stephen King

    Wednesday 30th : The Call of Cathulu by H.P. Lovecraft

    Thursday 31st : The Shinning by Stephen KingAfter Halloween

    We will return to our regularly scheduled programing on Tuesday November 5th with Yoon Ha Lee’s Hexarchate Stories, a short story collection expanding on the Machinery of Empires series.

  • Halloween 2019 Special | Born of Man and Woman

    This episode Steve, Isaiah, and Mason survive till day two of our 2019 Halloween countdown with Born of Man and Woman by Richard Matheson

    We’ll be back (the next 4), tomorrow(s) with more spooky short stories in our buildup to Stephen King’s The Shining releasing on Halloween morning.

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    The 2019 Halloween lineup:

    Sunday 27th : Spirals by Junji Ito

    Monday 28th : I Have no Mouth and I must Scream by Harlan Ellison

    Tuesday 29th : Apt Pupil by Stephen King

    Wednesday 30th : The Call of Cathulu by H.P. Lovecraft

    Thursday 31st : The Shinning by Stephen KingAfter Halloween

    We will return with Tuesday November 5th with Yoon Ha Lee’s Hexarchate Stories, a short story collection expanding on the Machinery of Empires series.

  • Halloween 2019 Special | That Only A Mother

    This episode Steve, Isaiah, and Mason kick off our 2019 Halloween countdown with Judith Merill’s That Only a Mother.
    We’ll be back (the next 5), tomorrow(s) with more spooky short stories in our buildup to Stephen King’s The Shining releasing on Halloween morning.

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    The 2019 Halloween lineup:

    Saturday 26th : Born of Man and Woman by Richard Matheson

    Sunday 27th : Spirals by Junji Ito

    Monday 28th : I Have no Mouth and I must Scream by Harlan Ellison

    Tuesday 29th : Apt Pupil by Stephen King

    Wednesday 30th : The Call of Cathulu by H.P. Lovecraft

    Thursday 31st : The Shinning by Stephen King

    After Halloween we will return with Tuesday November 5th with Yoon Ha Lee’s Hexarchate Stories, a short story collection expanding on the Machinery of Empires series.

  • 018 | Howl’s Moving Castle

    This episode Steve, Isaiah, and Mason discuss Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

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    Next week is our week long Halloween Special! We’ll be releasing mini-sodes every day from Friday the 25th through Wednesday the 30th and ending with The Shinning by Stephen King on Halloween night (well actually morning, but that sounds less spooky).

    Friday 25th : That Only a Mother by Judith Merill

    Saturday 26th : Born of Man and Woman by Richard Matheson

    Sunday 27th : Spirals by Junji Ito

    Monday 28th : I Have no Mouth and I must Scream by Harlan Ellison

    Tuesday 29th : Apt Pupil by Stephen King

    Wednesday 30th : The Call of Cathulu by H.P. Lovecraft

    Thursday 31st : The Shinning by Stephen King

  • 017 | Reaper Man

    This episode Steve, Isaiah, Tanner, and Mason discuss Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett

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    Next week’s book : Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

  • 016 | Revenant Gun

    This episode Steve, Isaiah, Tanner, and Mason discuss Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee [Machineries of Empire, Book 3/3]

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    Next week’s book : Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett

  • 015 | Raven Stratagem

    his episode Steve, Isaiah, and Mason discuss Raven Stratagem [Machineries of Empire, Book 2]

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    Next week’s book : Relevant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee [Machineries of Empire, Book 3]

  • 014 | Way Station

    This episode Steve, Isaiah, and Mason discuss Way Station by Clifford D. Simak

    The first edition cover

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    Next week’s book : Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee [Machineries of Empire, Book 2]

  • 013 | A Wizard of Earthsea

    This episode Steve, Isaiah, Tanner, and Mason discuss A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

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    Next week’s book : Way Station by Clifford D. Simak

  • 012 | The Space Merchants


    This episode Steve, Isaiah, and Tanner discuss The Space Merchants by Cyril M. Kornbluth and Frederik Pohl

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    Next week’s book : A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin



  • 011 | Fahrenheit 451

    This episode Steve, Isaiah, and Nash discuss Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

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    Next week’s book : The Space Merchants by Cyril M. Kornbluth and Frederik Pohl

  • 010 | The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

    This episode Steve and Isaiah discuss The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein

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    Next week’s book : Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

  • 009 | The Word for World is Forest

    Steve, Ben, and Isaiah discuss The Word for World is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin

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    Next week’s book : The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein

  • 008 | How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia

    Isaiah, Nash, and Steve discuss How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid

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    Next week’s book : The Word For World Is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin

  • 007 | Dragon Pearl

    Isaiah and Steve discuss Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

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    Next week’s book : How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid

  • 006 | Neuromancer

    Isaiah, Mason, and Steve discuss Neuromancer by William Gibson.

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    Next week’s book : Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

  • 005 | The Great Train Robbery

    Isaiah, Mason, and Steve discuss The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton.

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    Next week’s book : Neuromancer by William Gibson

  • 004 | The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy

    Isaiah, Mason, and Steve discuss The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

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    Next week’s book : The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton

  • 003 | Ninefox Gambit

    Isaiah, Mason, and Steven discuss Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee [Machineries of Empire, Book 1]

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    Next week’s book : The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams

  • 002 | Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep

    Steve, Isaiah, and Ben discuss Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick.

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    Next week’s book : Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee

  • 001 | The Alchemist

    Steve Petty, Isaiah Petty, and Mason Gish Discuss The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

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    Next week’s book : Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick