io9 Book Club Is In Session: Let's Talk About Station Eleven!

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Welcome to the monthly meeting of the io9 Book Club. This month, we’ve read Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Jump into comments to get started talking about it!


What is this io9 Book Club all about? We meet once a month to discuss a book we’ve all read together, and then we have an online chat with the author — see our past meetings here.

For those unfamiliar with the io9 book club, here’s how it works: You read the book. We create a special book club post on io9 when the meeting is in session. That would be the post you’re reading. Then everybody talks about the book in comments for a few days, starting right now.

We hope Mandel will be joining us soon to talk about the book. So, what did you think of The Mechanical?

In May, we’ll be reading The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu. We’ll be discussing it on July 7.


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Matt Sweeney

I thought it was OK. I just wish every review I read didn’t say it was about a band of post-apocalyptic traveling players.

Yes, there is an apocalypse. Yes, there is traveling. But there is precious little playing. If you were looking, as I was, for a story about theater folks who really believe the show *must* go on—similar to some of Orson Scott Card’s Folk of the Fringe stories— you will be disappointed.