Thomas Edward M had a plan to pause his Slumberland work and travel to a job interview, but that plan gets canceled by a fresh batch of raging storms over the island. In the meantime, Thomas agrees to meet with longtime resident Lorde Logan, and give her copies of all the oral history recordings he's made so far. Lorde contributes her own tale, involving a close encounter with the Sandy Specter, long ago.
At a career crossroads in Slumberland, Thomas reflects on his early days as a freelance sound man. In New York City, seeking a mentor, young Thomas tracks down famed radio journalist Silas Tranzam. Thomas becomes his intern and begins a short but memorable stint assisting the brilliant but unconventional Tranzam. This trip down memory lane dredges up a shocking memory from Thomas's past, thanks to a sound recording recovered by Tranzam's niece, Lima.
Thomas returns to the Community Dome and confronts a young woman named Lima Tranzam. She's traveled to Slumberland with a cassette tape that contains jarring revelations from Thomas's past.
Thomas is flustered from discovering a strange woman sharing his temporary home. Since the house belongs to Oskar, Thomas calls him up and demands to know what's going on.
Long ago, town founder Coyote carved a coded message into a rock. Determined to finish recording the story of that carved message, Thomas arrives at the town's Sip Zip Café. Owner Skip is full of caffeine and ready to tell the tale using a photo slide show!
Thomas needs a respite from his weird misadventures. The Supper Shack sounds like a good place to grab a bite. But Thomas is roped into a lively chat by Stella Pierce, the local pilot. Stella and Thomas have only spoken over radio, now it's time for a proper introduction and a beer.
In desperate need of healthy cell phone signal, Thomas rides with Rupert back to the time capsule. Rupert and his team work to widen the Community Garden's hatchway into the capsule. Meanwhile, Thomas phones a mentor from his past.
Thomas revives from the session with Alva Two that went very awry. Now it's time to learn much more about the woman once known as Simsala Del Becha.
In the middle of summer, Slumberland celebrates the winter holidays! A recording that Thomas discarded is presented to spread the holiday spirit. Come on down, the supper shack is decorated, frosty mugs are served and knit hats are required.
Dec 18, 2019
Alva Two runs out of journal entries written by his father, the late Alva One. However, within the pages of the journal books, Alva does come across an ominous entry written in jagged black ink.
Oct 21, 2019