The state of Caeles is an intriguing phenomenon that has emerged
sometime in the Earth's future. It is the very realization of a
sort of hellish heaven, for there is an entity that is much akin to
omnipotent, much akin to omniscient, and much akin to
omnibenevolent. However, these three characteristics are what make
it more threatening and more ominous, and its actions shed light on
the kind of distance and indifference such an entity would have
toward its adherents, which are, in this case, the 'citizens' of
Caeles: the not too distant descendants of Homo sapiens sapiens who
are called, under its lordship, Homo Subsidium. Its objectives are
solely its own; it cares little about those it utilizes to
accomplish those objectives, i.e., humanity. The technology the
world possesses at this time is beyond magical, and this entity,
being an innovative child of such technology and of certain beliefs
entwined in that technology's usage, is quite unlike any miracle
ever wished for. The book consists of narratives from a part of its
realm, and the narratives are a series of modest descriptions of
the powers it employs, the inhabitants it possesses, and the ends
it wants. The very abstraction of a passive observer who is, more
or less, unaffected by the 'surrounding' world is no longer valid
because of the entity's complete dominance of every stream of
information or consciousness it encounters or detects; hence, the
stories are told from a perspective that can be effectively called
nowhere, given that they could not be told, in any coherent form,
from anywhere else within Caeles. Enjoy the experiment in undesired
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