Chapter three of the third Inscrutable Machine book. This is all you're getting until it's finished and published, so make this last! I'm hoping that rather than satisfying you, it will make you crave the rest of the story. I chose these three chapters because they're sort of the book's 'part one', setting up what the book will be about - as much as that ever works with my books.
The Very Long Third Chapter
Enjoy. You do enjoy reading these, right? I'm enjoying writing them. I'll admit it - this whole chapter was a hoot to write.