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This is Neil Martinsen-Burrell's novel project for NaNoWriMo 2013/2016 <>.

This content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) license It is open source and may be adapted for use by others, but those adaptations may not be used commercially, and they also must be made available under these same license terms.

How it works

This book is written using a static blog generator called Jekyll. Each chapter is treated like a blog post and all of the posts together make up the book. Each post is written in plain-text and then Jekyll does the work of making an HTML website from the plain text posts.

The HTML site is actually compiled and published by GitHub using their GitHub Pages. Initially conceived as a way for software projects to publish documentation, GitHub Pages use Jekyll to compile a special branch of a software project and publish the resulting site on In the case of this book project, there is no software project to go with it and it purely consists of the documentation branch.

Read it now

To read the compiled HTML version of the book, go to