How a Venn Diagram Overlaps Le Guin, Night Vale and Suburban Stockade

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.