Fans of the podcast Welcome to Night Vale – and its associated tie-in novels – will be excited to learn that cocreator Joseph Fink has recently published another Night Vale–adjacent novel: Alice Isn’t Dead.
As with 2015’s “Welcome to Night Vale”, you don’t need to already be a fan of the well-loved podcast to enjoy or understand “It Devours!” – though fans will definitely be the ones who appreciate the novel most.
Last year’s novel “Welcome to Night Vale” introduced the cult hit podcast to a whole new audience (not to mention giving devoted fans a longer narrative to chew on). Now, two volumes of episode transcripts (along with special new bonus material) have also been released in print. “Mostly Void, Partially Stars” and “The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe” collect episodes from the first and second year of the podcast’s existence.
Jackie and Diane share a similar problem – a man who no one seems to remember has left them both with an ominous message: a note that simply reads KING CITY that they can’t get rid of no matter how hard they try. They both find that this message is interrupting their lives in ways that are unable to be ignored, as Jackie begins to wonder about her past (and why she doesn’t age), and Diane tries to prevent her son from getting too curious about his absent father. Eventually they realize that they might have to work together to get to the bottom of KING CITY and get everything back to normal (or at least normal for Night Vale).