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Joseph Fink created and co-writes the Welcome to Night Vale podcast, novel and touring live show. In his mid-twenties he started Commonplace Books, producing two collections of short works which he edited at his office job when his boss wasn't looking. He is from California but doesn't live there anymore. Jeffrey Cranor co-writes the hit podcast, novel and touring live show Welcome to Night Vale. He has also written more than one hundred short plays with the New York Neo-Futurists, co-wrote and co-performed a two-man show about time travel with Joseph, and collaborated with choreographer (also wife) Jillian Sweeney to create three full-length dance pieces. Jeffrey lives in New York State.
This is a novel that grew from a cult Podcast; Welcome to Night Vale. You don’t need to know the Podcast (I didn’t) to enjoy the book (I did, very much). Night Vale is like any small town in America. Or at least like any small town as seen by Kurt Vonnegut and Ray Bradbury. Or even by Thomas Pynchon or Stephen King in their more whimsical moments. We have the features of everyday life but we also have aliens, conspiracies, secrets and mysteries drawn from the woozy histories of every bit of off-beat American pop-culture you can think off. Always 19 Jackie Fierro and Diane Crayton are our main protagonists and they are as strong and endearing a pair as you could wish for to fight for your town against strangenesses and darknesses small and huge. Fink and Cranor are immensely knowing and they fling a lot at you but they are in control: much of the wild wonder comes in enticing brief references that add colour and delight without having to derail the story. This is like the X-Files or Stranger Things but not quite as dark. It’s a delight and I spent most of the book with a sappy grin on my face. It’s feel good but in a properly surreal way. What’s not to love? ~ Simon Spanton
From the New York Times bestselling authors of Welcome to Night Vale and It Devours! and the creators of the #1 podcast, comes a new novel set in the world of Night Vale and beyond. In the town of Night Vale, there's a faceless old woman who secretly lives in everyone's home, but no one knows how she got there or where she came from . . . until now. Told in a series of eerie flashbacks, the story of The Woman is revealed, as she guides, haunts and sabotages an unfortunate Night Vale resident named Craig. In the end, her dealings with Craig and her history in nineteenth century Europe will come together in the most unexpected and horrifying way. Part The Haunting of Hill House, part The Count of Monte Cristo, and 100% about a faceless old woman who secretly lives in your home.
From the authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the #1 podcast of the same name, comes a powerful new novel about two young people finding their place in the world, and the terrifying, toothy power of the Smiling God. Nilanjana Sikdar is an outsider to the town of Night Vale. Working for Carlos, the town's top scientist, she relies on fact and logic as her guiding principles. But all of that is put into question when Carlos gives her a special assignment investigating a mysterious rumbling in the desert wasteland outside of town. This investigation leads her to the Joyous Congregation of the Smiling God, and to Darryl, one of its most committed members. Caught between her beliefs in the ultimate power of science and her growing attraction to Darryl, she begins to suspect the Congregation is planning a ritual that could threaten the lives of everyone in town. Nilanjana and Darryl must search for common ground between their very different world views as they are faced with the Congregation's darkest and most terrible secret.
Der neue Roman aus Night Vale!Ein mysterises, Huser verschlingendes Erdbeben, das sich nach allen Regeln der Wissenschaft niemals htte ereignen drfen, und eine seltsame religise Sekte, deren Gott seine Glubigen zu verschlingen droht, halten die Bewohner von Night Vale in Atem. Nilanjana ist eine Auenseiterin in Night Vale, dem freundlichen Stdtchen mitten in der Wste. Sie arbeitet im Team von Carlos, dem angesehensten Naturwissenschaftler der Stadt. Eines Tages erhlt sie den Auftrag, die Ursache von seltsamen Geruschen, die aus der Wste kommen, herauszufinden. Haben diese etwas mit dem rtselhaften Erdbeben zu tun, das das Haus des Eigenbrtlers Larry Leroy gleichsam verschluckt hat? Bei ihren Nachforschungen stt Nilanjana auf eine religise Sekte mit Namen "e;Die Freudige Vereinigung des Lchelnden Gottes"e;, die ein schreckliches Geheimnis birgt. In Night Vale beginnt ein atemberaubender, vielleicht sogar tdlicher Kampf zwischen Wissenschaft, Glaube und religisem Eifer. "e;Witzig und brillant. Ich packe meine Sachen und wandere aus nach Night Vale."e;Ransom Riggs, Autor von Die Insel der besonderen Kinder
'Hypnotic' NEW YORK TIMES 'Incredible' BUZZFEED 'Brilliant' BOING BOING Downloaded over 100 million times in podcast form, Welcome to Night Vale is now yours to take home in print for the first time. Collecting such fan favourite episodes as 'A Blinking Light Up on the Mountain' and 'First Date', this volume contains the full second season of scripts for the #1 international bestselling podcast, with bonus material including: * Beautiful illustrations by series artist Jessica Hayworth to accompany each episode * Behind-the-scenes commentary from the New York Times bestselling authors * Guest essays by Night Vale performers and notable fans such as Cecil Baldwin (Cecil), Mara Wilson (The Faceless Old Woman), Hal Lublin (Steve Carlsberg) among others * The full script to Night Vale's sell-out live show, 'The Debate' The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe is an absolute must-have whether you're a fan of the podcast or discovering the wonderful world of Night Vale for the first time. (Don't miss Mostly Void, Partially Stars, featuring the very first year of podcast scripts, or Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel.)
'Incredible' BUZZFEED 'Addictive' GUARDIAN 'Hilarious' TIME OUT An international #1 iTunes bestselling podcast, with over 100 million downloads and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media... Night Vale is the town where every conspiracy theory you know is true. Yours to take home in print for the first time, Mostly Void, Partially Stars collects the first full season of Welcome to Night Vale scripts, with exclusive bonus material including: * Behind-the-scenes commentary from the New York Times bestselling authors * Never-before-seen illustrations accompanying each episode * Guest essays by Night Vale performers and notable fans, including Cecil Baldwin (Cecil) and Dylan Marron (Carlos) * The script to Night Vale's sell-out legendary first live show, 'Condos' Mostly Void, Partially Stars is an unmissable read, whether you're a long-time fan or discovering Night Vale for the very first time. (Don't miss The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe, featuring the second year of podcast scripts, or Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel.)
Night Vale, ein Stadtchen in der Wuste. Irgendwo in der Weite des amerikanischen Sudwestens. Geister, Engel, Aliens oder ein Haus, das nachdenkt, gehoren hier zum Alltag. Night Vale ist vollig anders als alle anderen Stadte, die Sie kennen - und doch seltsam vertraut. Jackie Fierro betreibt schon lange das rtliche Pfandhaus in Night Vale. Eines Tages verpfndet ein Fremder einen Zettel, auf dem in Bleistift die zwei Worte "e;King City"e; geschrieben stehen. Jackie hat sofort ein merkwrdiges Gefhl. Kaum ist er in Richtung Wste verschwunden, erinnert sich niemand an ihn - aber Jackie kann das Papier nicht mehr aus der Hand legen. Zusammen mit der alleinerziehenden Mutter eines jugendlichen Gestaltwandlers geht Jackie daran, das Rtsel von "e;King City"e; zu lsen. Ihr Weg fhrt die beiden in die Bibliothek von Night Vale, die allerdings noch kaum jemand wieder lebend verlassen hat ... "e;Mglicherweise das beste Buch, das ich in den letzten Jahren gelesen habe."e; Patrick Rothfuss
Located in a nameless desert somewhere in the great American Southwest, Night Vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens and government conspiracies are all commonplace parts of everyday life. It is here that the lives of two women, with two mysteries, will converge. Nineteen-year-old Night Vale pawn shop owner Jackie Fierro is given a paper marked 'KING CITY' by a mysterious man in a tan jacket. She can't seem to get the paper to leave her hand, and no one who meets this man can remember anything about him. Jackie is determined to uncover the mystery of King City before she herself unravels. Diane Crayton's son, Josh, is moody and also a shape shifter. And lately Diane's started to see her son's father everywhere she goes, looking the same as the day he left years earlier. Josh, looking different every time Diane sees him, shows a stronger and stronger interest in his estranged father, leading to a disaster Diane can see coming, even as she is helpless to prevent it. Diane's search to reconnect with her son and Jackie's search for her former routine life collide as they find themselves coming back to two words: 'KING CITY'. It is King City that holds the key to both of their mysteries, and their futures ...if they can ever find it.