30 May 2017
Now that the Kindle ebook of “Suburban Stockade” is out (on sale through June 10 at 99 cents, also on Kindle Unlimited), I was catching up on the backlog of “Welcome to Night Vale” episodes. One of Cecil Baldwin’s introductions could have come from Teresa’s introduction to “Suburban Stockade.”
“If you could press a button that would give you a great deal of money but it would cause someone in a distant part of the world to die, then you would have a good model for how our current economy works. Welcome to Night Vale.”
Full disclosure: Both Teresa and Night Vale were referring back to Ursula K. Le Guin’s short story “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas.”
It’s only a coincidence. At least I hope so.