Storypunks Salon and Reading Room

Where we discuss steampunk, cyberpunk, dieselpunk, and all the rest!

Plus, we also have a book club and discuss punk-related reads. In 2019 we’re starting with foundational classics in each genre. Learn more about the punk genres you love or dive into a new one!

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SCHEDULE (tentative):

Here are our reading aspirations based on when we’ll be discussing each book in a Facebook Live session every other Monday night at 8 p.m. Central:

  • April 22, 2019 Ecopunk/Solarpunk – The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • May 6, 2019 – Steampunk – Morlock Night by K.W. Jeter
  • May 20, 2019 Cyberpunk – Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
  • June 3, 2019Dieselpunk – Pirate Utopia by Bruce Sterling
  • June 17, 2019 Steampunk – The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
  • July 1, 2019Cyberpunk – The Girl Who Was Plugged In by James Tiptree, Jr. AKA Alice Sheldon
  • July 15, 2019Ecopunk/Solarpunk – Zodiak by Neal Stephenson
  • July 29, 2019 – Steampunk – Homunculus by James Blaylock
  • August 12, 2019 Cyberpunk – Synners by Pat Cadigan
  • August 26, 2019Dieselpunk – Empire State by Adam Christopher
  • September 9, 2019Steampunk – The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling
  • September 23, 2019Cyberpunk – Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan

Plus . . . the Off-season: Less Talk, More Reading!

The Storypunks Podcast runs April to September which means we’re off-season October to March. But we’ll chat about these longer series (23 books total!) when we return, so keep reading!

  • April 2020 – Off-season Steampunk Super Read: The Oswald Bastable series by Michael Morcock: Warlord of the Air, Land Leviathan, and The Steel Tsar
  • April 2020 – Off-season Cyberpunk Super Read: The Order of Sprawl series by William GibsonNeuromancer, Count Zero, and Mona Lisa Overdrive
  • April 2020 – Off-season Dieselpunk Super Read: The Johannes Cabal series (yup, all 9 books!) by Jonathan L. Howard The Necromancer, The Detective, The Fear Institute, Johannes Cabal and the Blustery Day, Exeunt Demon King, The Brothers Cabal, Ourboros Ouzo, A Long Spoon, and The Fall of the House of Cabal
  • April 2020 – Off-season Ecopunk/Solarpunk Super Read: The Hainish Cycle (yup, all 7 or so books, plus several short stories if you have time for them!) by Ursula K. Le Guin Worlds of Exile and Illusion (aka Rocannon’s World, City of Illusions, etc.? I’m still researching and sorting this out!), The Word for World is Forest, The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia, A Fisherman of the Inland Sea, Four Ways to Forgiveness, The Telling, and The Birthday of the World and Other Stories (plus several short stories).

Join our biweekly-ish reading and discussion schedule and by this time next year, you’ll be 35 punk books smarter! Listen in. Chime in. Pick and choose. It’s totally up to you.

Storypunks Podcast Host Cindy Grigg

How will you do it?!

Well, naturally you don’t have to read every book, but also:

CONSIDER AUDIOBOOKS! LISTEN TO SAMPLES TO SEE IF IT’S RIGHT FOR YOU.

Get our full list of recommended listens and a discount code (click below).

It just might upstyle (or resurrect!) your reading habit.

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Check out our reading schedule. Our book club and forum explores steampunk, dieselpunk, cyberpunk, ecopunk, solarpunk, and all the other punks. Come join the Storypunks Salon!