Hanako's Heart - Tomek Piorkowski
Book One of the Kilesa Trilogy
By Tomek Piorkowski
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A note from the Author
This novel represents work done from late 2001 to late 2006, and I consider it, truth be
told, an unfinished work. This is the eigth draft/revision of the text. Yet after working it
over so many times over so many years, I have grown weary of it, and now I release it
onto the internet as is, after a year of ignoring it. I hope that any avid reader of science
fiction will enjoy it, if one is not put off by my frequents divings into surrealism (I have
perhaps been too much influenced by Philip K. Dick in this sense). Also, I hope the
reader will be forgiving of my many experiments in style, which perhaps make the novel
uneven in its reading, and the ludicrous amount of references, some of which may come
across as bizarre.
This work is released under a Creative Commons licence, and as such this work may be
freely distributed provided no payment is asked. In the unlikely event that someone may
want to make a derivative work (ie fan fiction), that someone is free to do so, again
provided that no payment is asked for in its distribution. The Corporate Universe may
still be fertile ground for many more stories.
Although this is the first part in a trilogy, it is unlikely that I shall ever write its sequels,
as other projects have long since overcome my desire to work on this 'Kilesa' trilogy;
however, the two sequels were meant to be sequels in the sense that they continued the
underlying philosophical and moral discussion, rather than being actual continuations of
the story. Thus in terms of story this novel is a complete whole.
I hope then, that five years of work has not been totally wasted, and that a few readers
will find merit in this little science fiction novel.
Part One - The Beating Core
"There are these three roots of unskilfulness. Greed as a root of unskilfulness, aversion
as a root of unskilfulness, delusion as a root of unskilfulness."
- The Lord Buddha (The Pali Canon, Itivuttaka III.1)