Copyright 2011 Patrick Reinken
This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
Copyright 2011 by Patrick Reinken (Smashwords edition)
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Cover photograph of the Mir diamond mine by Vladimir Artukhov. Cover photograph is licensed under and used pursuant to the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) license. At the time of use, the human-readable summary of the full legal license could be found at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en; the full legal license, including disclaimers of warranties, could be found at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode. The image was originally posted at Picasa Web Albums (http://picasaweb.google.com/knave2000/XpCCB#5257662700913048066) and was reviewed there on July 21, 2011, by Patrick Reinken, who confirmed that it was available under the above license on that date. As of the same date, the image additionally was posted on Wikimedia Commons, with identification and description of the same license (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Mir_mine_in_Yakutia.JPG). Use of the photograph does not and is not intended to implicitly or explicitly assert or imply any connection with, sponsorship of, or endorsement by the Original Author and Licensor.