"There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers." ~ Richard Feynman
I hope you enjoyed this rough cut of Minerva. For your convenience, the entire draft is available in PDF form here. Please let your friends and acquaintances know about it if they might be interested.
And now down to business: If any person or group PayPal's me an advance of $50,000, then I will sign a contract promising to deliver the full-length sequel to Minerva within three years from the date of initial payment. Upon delivery of the final manuscript, I will receive an additional $450,000. Included with the manuscript will be all rights to the sequel, as well as a promise by me to discuss the sequel with no one except those I may consult for technical/stylistic suggestions.