I finished the essay-introduction for The Machine Level on 10 October. Here it is with some inset images. The latter images, excepting perhaps for Andy Taylor's fine image, above, will not be included in the printed version. Some of the text as used for this web introduction will be omitted from the final printed version as well.
Special Note! Kyrinn Eis (aka TIMESHADOWS) and I are also sculpting a fantasy-sf adventure which I am quite excited about as it includes a very unique creation of mine called the Whools and incorporates her intense and imaginative writing in a shared plot we devised. Not sure as yet who we might publish that one through when finished. But for now, the MACHINE LEVEL!
Prelude: In Dragon Magazine #17 James Ward penned an article entitled, "BOREDOM AND THE AVERAGE D&D DUNGEON." Here is the reverse-highlighted extract wherein he reveals some details on the Machine Level: