It Devours!: A Welcome to Night Vale Novel

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Harper Perennial
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6.2 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

Joseph Fink is the creator of the Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn't Dead podcasts, and the New York Times bestselling author of Welcome to Night Vale, It Devours!, and The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home (all written with Jeffrey Cranor), and Alice Isn't Dead. He is also the author of the middle-grade novel, The Halloween Moon. He and his wife, Meg Bashwiner, have written the memoir The First Ten Years. They live together in the Hudson River Valley.

Jeffrey Cranor cowrites the Welcome to Night Vale and Within the Wires podcasts. He also cocreates theater and dance pieces with choreographer/wife Jillian Sweeney. They live in New York.


"Fans will find it refreshing to see Night Vale from different perspectives . . . but knowledge of the podcast isn't required to follow the story. This unusual experiment in format-shifting works surprisingly well."--Publishers Weekly
"If art exists to make the stone stony, Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor exist to ask how the stone got there, and why is it shaped like a crocodile, and what strange and creeping threat will it eventually be used to smash."--Patricia Lockwoood, author of Priestdaddy
"Everything Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor touch turns to gold, which then turns to gold dust, which then finds its way into every corner of your heart and never leaves--no matter how much you may want it to."--Jonny Sun, author of everyone's a aliebn when ur a aliebn too
"It Devours! is an extremely worthy addition to the saga of Night Vale. Witty and well-crafted, it perfectly captures the odd town and its wonderfully strange, sometimes unsettling inhabitants."--Charles Soule, New York Times bestselling author of Death of Wolverine, She-Hulk, and The Oracle Year: A Novel
"It Devours! is different from other mystery novels. It is as captivating and light as any mystery novel can be but explores one of the most complex issues: the conflict between science and reason on the one hand and, on the other hand, religion and cult."--Washington Book Review
"With a gripping mystery, a very smartly built world (a place similar to our own world but at the same time distinctly other), and a cast of offbeat characters, the novel is a welcome addition to any library's SF shelf."--Booklist
"A lively romp in a bizarre world [and] a thoughtful, touching examination of how science and religion might coexist both in Night Vale and beyond."
"[A] smart exploration of the divide--and overlap--of science and religion. . .. a thrilling adventure and a fascinating argument that science and belief aren't necessarily mutually exclusive."
"It Devours! is a fun, fast-paced novel full of off-the-wall humor. The characters' struggles to find consensus in their opposing viewpoints keep the novel grounded amid the otherworldly antics."--Yakima Herald
"Very clever.... With a gripping mystery, a very smartly built world (a place similar to our own world but at the same time distinctly other), and a cast of offbeat characters, the novel is a welcome addition."--Booklist
"Thought-provoking . . . The relationship between science and religion is satisfyingly explored with humor and insight. Readers need not be familiar with the podcast or the previous book to enjoy this work, but fans will appreciate the cameos from well-known Night Vale residents."--Publishers Weekly
“A mysterious, must-read exploration of the Great Unknowns, with a touch of Carl Sagan and Agatha Christie.”--No Source
"Will be a delight for fans but also features a funny but nuanced story about the chasm between faith and science. . . . A confident supernatural comedy from writers who can turn from laughter to tears on a dime."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)