A lot of people deserve thanks for the many kindnesses they showed me while I was working on this novel. Hopefully I already delivered those in person, though, so here’s just a quick list of folks I’d like to appreciate in print. Many doubly extra-special thanks to:
…Jesus, for your constant faithfulness and ever-present help.
…my wife and children, for your continual support and love, for being so generous, and for being the very best thing ever.
…Marc Gascoigne, Lee Harris, Mike Underwood, Caroline Lambe, and everyone else at Angry Robot for all their patience, hard work, and tireless devotion to global domination.
…all the friends and family who picked up my first novel and said things like “Wow, I can’t believe you wrote this!” or “This is, like, actually a real book!”. These comments were all far better than “Yeah, it seems like something you’d write.”
…all of the readers out there who took the time to send me kind words of encouragement, which I often re-read in the wee hours of the morning to keep me going. Feel free to send more. Frequently.