Mostly Void, Partially Stars

Mostly Void Partially Stars From the authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the creators of the international podcast of the same name comes a collection of episodes from Season One of their

  • Title: Mostly Void, Partially Stars
  • Author: Joseph Fink Jeffrey Cranor
  • ISBN: 9780062468611
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mostly Void, Partially Stars

    From the authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the creators of the 1 international podcast of the same name, comes a collection of episodes from Season One of their hit podcast, featuring an introduction by the authors, behind the scenes commentary, and original illustrations.In June of 2012, the creators of Welcome to Night Vale beganFrom the authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the creators of the 1 international podcast of the same name, comes a collection of episodes from Season One of their hit podcast, featuring an introduction by the authors, behind the scenes commentary, and original illustrations.In June of 2012, the creators of Welcome to Night Vale began airing twice weekly podcasts By the anniversary show a year later, the fanbase had exploded, vaulting the podcast into the 1 spot on iTunes Since then, its popularity has grown by epic proportions, hitting than 100 million downloads, and Night Vale has expanded to a successful live multi cast international touring stage show and a New York Times bestselling novel Now the first two seasons are available as books, offering an entertaining reading experience and a valuable reference guide to past episodes.Mostly Void, Partially Stars introduces us to Night Vale, a town in the American Southwest where every conspiracy theory is true, and to the strange but friendly people who live there.Mostly Void, Partially Stars features an introduction by creator and co writer Joseph Fink, behind the scenes commentary and guest introductions by performers from the podcast and notable fans, including Cecil Baldwin Cecil , Dylan Marron Carlos , and Kevin R Free Kevin among others Also included is the full script from the first Welcome to Night Vale live show, Condos Beautiful illustrations by series artist Jessica Hayworth accompany each episode.Mostly Void, Partially Stars is an absolute must have whether you re a fan of the podcast or discovering for the first time the wonderful world of Night Vale.

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    1. Jessica Healy

      Instead of a review, just imagine me grinning. Manically. Until it seems like I should really stop grinning now. Until you're kind of uncomfortable. Until you back away slowly.

    2. Stacee

      This is perfect for anyone who has just found the podcast like me! as well as anyone who has been a long time listener. I loved getting the brief commentary chapters before each episode and the illustrations were and added bonus. **Huge thanks to Harper Perennial for sending me the arcs**

    3. Abby

      Honestly, a written format of the Night Vale podcasts seemed pretty dull before I picked it up. They're definitely meant to be listened to, not to be read. But I found myself enjoying getting to relive every moment. There's also fantastic bonus content before each episode with a short dialogue from the creators and contributors. Interesting and fun all around. I can even hear Cecil's voice with the narration.

    4. Angela

      This is the most I have ever debated with myself on a book rating, and in the end I took a coward’s way out and chose the middle option. This is a 5-star book. This is a 1-star book. I really do not know what to do with it.On one hand: The entire first year of Welcome to Night Vale is contained in these pages. WtNV is a phenomenal podcast about a very strange desert town where every conspiracy theory ever is just another normal day. I once saw it described as “Lovecraft, Stephen King and Nei [...]

    5. Tim

      Hey you. Yeah, you there. The one whose eyes happened to come across this review… are you a Welcome to Night Vale fan? If not, go away. This book isn’t for you! This is a Night Vale book for Night Vale people! No, I don’t care that Joseph Fink, one of the writers of Night Vale, says in his introduction that the book is for you even if you’re not already a fan. It’s not. Go away.I’ll wait.*Looks around carefully.* Are all the non-fans gone? Good. The meeting is next Thursday, on the t [...]

    6. Sraah

      I listened to the podcast while reading and the explanations and introductions before each episode were a lot of fun to read, made it even better. Welcome To Night Vale is a special thing.

    7. Hannah (fullybookedreviews)

      And listeners: Night Vale is an ancient place, full of history and secrets, as we were reminded today. But it is also a place of the present moment, full of life, and of us. If you can hear my voice, speaking live, then you know: We are not history yet. We are happening now, How miraculous is that?Utterly bizarre yet somehow surprisingly profound and interspersed with philosophical gems , this collection is a must for fans of the podcast. I basically read this entire thing with the gloriously de [...]

    8. Erenik Dujaka

      I thought this book would bring new stories but it only contains season 1 podcast transcripts. "The desert seems vast, even endless, and yet scientists tell us that somewhere, even now, there is snow.WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE."

    9. jodie

      “We understand the lights. We understand the lights above the Arby’s. We understand so much. But the sky behind those lights, mostly void, partially stars, that sky reminds us: We don’t understand even more.” This was such a good compilation of the Night Vale podcasts! It's strange reading it and not actually listening to it, but the mood and atmosphere is still really obvious throughout. There are some beautiful illustrations too and each podcast opens with a small note talking about th [...]

    10. Alex Telander

      For perhaps the first time in history a couple of books have been created, written and brought together for every single conceivable type of fan, but you’ll have to read to the end of this review to find out exactly how. I am talking of Mostly Void, Partially Stars and The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe that collect all the episodes for season one (the former) and season two (the latter) of one of the most popular podcast shows in history. I am talking, of course, about Welcome to Night V [...]

    11. R.

      Welcome to Night ValeCelebrity news for Night Vale. Actress and bon vivant Helen Hunt will be at the local Book n' Burn this Friday at 3 a.m. to sign copies of her biography. Movie fans and literature lovers alike should take note that it might be an impostor. We've been fooled before. Lord, how we've been fooled before.In related news, the library has announced in a series of chalk drawings in dark alleys that it will be adding three new books to its catalog. Yes. That's right, three brand new [...]

    12. Mark

      Have you ever listened to a podcast?Depending on whether you have or not, you may (or may not) know that Welcome to Night Vale is one of the podcasting phenomena of recent years. It has an estimated 400 000 listeners to each twice-monthly podcast, and over 100 million downloads on iTunes.What Night Vale does is effectively dip into the world of the serial thriller. It deliberately echoes the old radio shows of the 1930’s and 40’s, though it is set in a contemporary world. Like Lights Out, Su [...]

    13. **✿❀ Maki ❀✿**

      I'll be honest - even if this had been just a collection of the scripts, I still would have loved this book.The best way to appreciate this podcast is by listening to Cecil Baldwin's wonderful performances. But - at least for me - sometimes lines or information end up slipping through the cracks when you're just listening. I can't really just listen to something - it's why I don't do audio books. When I watch movies, I need to be doing something else in order to focus on the movie. And I know th [...]

    14. Angharad (Two Book Thieves)

      Only a quick review. Welcome to Night Vale started off as a podcast that still continues to this day. It is narrated by radio-presenter Cecil, who tells us the goings on in his strange town, Night Vale. There is Cecil himself and his Desert Bluffs doppelgänger, Carlos, the beautiful scientist who Cecil immediately falls in love with, Old Woman Josie who lives with angels, the Dog Park that no dog or person should enter or they will face the wrath of the mysterious hooded figures. It is filled w [...]

    15. Amy (Other Amy)

      *Review under construction*My obsession, let me share it with you! They are releasing the scripts for the episodes as books, so now I have a place to park some notes on the first two seasons of WTNV's community radio broadcast. Right now I'm just pulling together the episode descriptions, with the intent to add links to the weather and put in the proverb for each episode (often my own favorite part of the show). Once the book is out, I will add comments on the extras, and begin my relisten of th [...]

    16. Leah Rachel

      I first fell in love with Welcome to Night Vale in spring 2013. I loved the dog park, I loved Carlos’ perfect hair, I loved the tiny city marching up from the bowels of a small-town bowling alley. There was just one problem: I have never been good at listening to podcasts. I don’t enjoy it. I’m an anxious person, and I need to multi-task: I need to be doing something with my hands as I listen. It’s why I love reading and walking so much. So after around 10 episodes of dedicated listening [...]

    17. Emily

      I adored this book, but unfortunately I can't really recommend it to anyone who isn't already a fan of Night Vale. Not for pretentious annoying fan reasons, God forbid, but purely because part of the series's true potentially hypnotic charm is the narration, the music and the overall amazing production value.However, as a fan wanting to relive the charm and content of the podcast, but not necessarily having time to listen to each episode again, this was as perfect as Carlos.Sometimes hilarious, [...]

    18. Drucilla

      So this is basically just the scripts from the show, but it's still Welcome to Night Vale! The behind-the-scenes intros was cool. Some were better than others, though. However, I would still recommend the podcast over this. Hearing the actor's voices makes all the difference, but this is a nice thing to have on your shelf if you're a Night Vale fan.

    19. Ea Solinas

      Ah, Night Vale. A town of mystery. A town of magic. A town like Twin Peaks with a heavy dose of H. P. Lovecraft and a dash of X-Files. A town full of "mysterious sights that definitely no one saw and strange thoughts that in no way occurred to anyone, because all of us are normal, and to be otherwise would make us outcasts from our own community. Remember: if you see something, say nothing, and drink to forget."That Night Vale. If you've ever heard Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor's brilliant "Wel [...]

    20. Mart

      Time is like wax, dripping from a candle flame. In the moment, it is molten and falling, with the capability to transform into any shape. Then the moment passes, and the wax hits the tabletop, and solidifies into the shape it will always be. It becomes the past, a solid, single record of what happened, still holding in its wild curves and contours the potential of every shape it could have held. It is impossible not to think of all the wild forms that wax now will never take.I love Night Vale an [...]

    21. Melissa

      I love Night Vale so much I almost want to live there - murderous librarians, menacing secret agencies, World Government helicopters and ever-looming menace be damned.I first started listening to the podcast around the time the second season was ending, introduced by the great Tumblr boom that swept the show to the top of the iTunes charts. Since then, I've attended both UK tours (and have tickets for the third next month), penciled the 1st and 15th of every month into my diary so as to never mi [...]

    22. Pierce Haver

      Mostly Void, Partially Stars by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor is a science fiction mystery book, although it fits in neither of those categories. It introduces us to Night Vale, a town in the American Southwest where every conspiracy theory is true. In this seemingly normal town. This book is impossible to put down once you get trapped in the daily news reports of this strangely real town. Although the book is presented in the form of news broadcasts given by an ordinary man, there is an underl [...]

    23. Kimmy

      (From pingwings)I’m a big fan of the Welcome to Night Vale podcast. I love the mix of humour and horror elements (my favourite podcast episodes are always the creepier ones). I have the novel that came out last year, as well as two awesome framed posters. I even got to see a live show a couple of years ago when they came to Ottawa.So when I heard that there were two books coming out this year that were the scripts of the episodes from the podcast, I pre-ordered right away! Mostly Void, Partial [...]

    24. Lia Ung

      I just love everything about this. I thought it would be weird reading but it wasn't, it was still just as amazing as always. Also really loved the illustrations.

    25. Carey Gibbons

      I love Welcome to Night Vale. This was going to be a five star rating anyway, but I especially enjoyed reading the intros to every chapter. Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink do a great job of giving glimpses of the thought process behind WTNV without dispelling any of the magic of their creation. I also enjoyed Jessica Heyworth's original artwork.I can't recommend enough listening to WTNV even if you don't like weird and creepy things. Because this is a podcast that tells a story that transcends we [...]

    26. Daken Howlett

      Leggere questa raccolta mi ha fatto ricordare i motivi per cui ero rimasto affascinato dal mondo di welcome to nightvale,la qualità della scrittura dei primi episodi del podcast è straordinaria,il mix di commedia e horror è perfettamente calibrato per ricreare la straordinaria efficacia dei maestri dell'horror americano moderno come Poe e Lovecraft,dove ogni evento e oggetto mondano e banale nasconde un lato oscuro e decadente,e ogni piccolo evento e ogni persona apparentemente ordinaria può [...]

    27. Amy Mckee

      I would love to give this five stars as I love the night vale podcast so much and have been following it for years now. I think it's a great idea to print it in another median and I like the idea very much. I loved the illustrations, especially the planet lit by no sun, would love to buy it and have it in my room somewhere. I think the illustrations and the behind the scenes stuff made up for the lack of voices, I didn't really notice how much Cecil made the story until I read it like this and I [...]

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