Here's what E.C.Marshall has learned about real life: it's often hard and, when it's not hard, it's usually boring. What's the best (legally available) medicine for relieving the pain of reality? Escapist fiction. And what's the best type of escapist fiction? The kind that doesn't cost any money. Novels like, oh, say, E.C.'s Diablo Sky. It will take your mind off your woes for a few hours without costing you a penny.