Oddness at a new level: ‘Welcome to Night Vale’ now available in script form

Reviewed by Catherine Wiggins
Times-News correspondent 

   ”Welcome to Night Vale” has taken its oddness to a whole new level. In September, the writers released two script books for the podcast. Along with the entire script, readers get essays from the writers, Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink, and a few cast members like Cecil Baldwin who voices Cecil Palmer, the main voice of Night Vale.
The first book, “Mostly Void, Partially Stars,” begins with Episode One: Pilot. When Welcome to Night Vale first began, it had less than 500 listeners per episode now there are more than 1,000 listeners per episode and it is currently touring the world.
   The second book, “The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe,” starts on episode 26 and ends with a live show script. There are to be more script books released in the next two years.
With the help of artist Jessica Hayworth, “Mostly Void, Partially Stars” and “The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe” are illustrated wonderfully, giving readers a good idea of what Night Vale is like. With all podcasts, especially Welcome to Night Vale, some things need to be illustrated.
If you would love to relive the memories of Night Vale from the beginning, the books can be purchased at amazon.com or at area book stores. For more information about the podcast, look at Welcome to Night Vale’s website: www.welcometonightvale.com

Catherine Wiggins is a sophomore at Williams High School and a Teens & 20s writer.

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