Preface to installment 4
VERSION: The current version of this installment is a work-in-progress draft. It's equivalent to the first alpha or beta release of a software product.
STYLE: The installments in this series are intentionally written as novellas, not novels. Accordingly, the stories don't have long tangents of character development, and the plot is fast-paced. Nonetheless, the key characters are intended to have depth and intrigue.
NAMES: The characters are fictional and have nothing to do with any real people who have similar names.
DISCLAIMER: This is fiction. Singularitive Ranch Inc, its authors, employees, and investors do not necessarily predict or advocate any of the concepts, actions, or plot lines in this story. Instead, this content is intended to be cogent, entertaining and thought-provoking.