This book is the first in a trilogy.
This book is intended to be free for everyone for all time. As such it is licensed for reprint and adaption under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license. On January 1, 2039 it will be released into the public domain.
Content warning: This book covers adult subjects and is probably similar to content with an 18+ suggested age rating. If STEM isn’t your cup of tea, you should probably also skip this book. If, for whatever reason, you are frightened of clowns, don't worry! This book is clown-free (though there’s a couple parts with juggling (sorry)). If you're not sensitive to most adult story content and you want to avoid spoilers, just skip this next bit and go straight to the prologue. If you want some spoilers regarding the content of the book and/or trigger warnings, click on the relevant following sections: