Subtitled ""The autobiography of a Ktistec Machine,"" this takes place somewhere before time was official and it's about the personages who miscreated the world. From the beginning to the real beginning some billion years hence, this is a total mishmash but the reader can salvage some sanity in the words of the second coming: ""You have made it up Epikt, [Ktistec's nickname]. . . Wherever did you imagine all that stuff from?. . . There is some flaw in your make-up, Epikt."". . . or maybe just a screw loose.