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This is part one of the diptych. Wanita Dewasa transfers from Enceladus Colony 17, under an ocean moon of Saturn where she was born, to Asteroid Colony 23 when just sixteen years old. Now a grown woman eleven years later, she and Yappy, the artificial intelligence for the colony, work as a team to keep the place humming smoothly. Except that Wanita may be a mass murderer with Yappy’s help; she isn’t sure. Meanwhile, Zoro struggles with whether to become a killer as he transitions from male to a female while working on a dying farm on the outskirts of a town that failed to sprawl onto even a second street. Hele, living in a mansion in a big city, enjoys the comfort of her certainty and wealth; as she says, “I couldn’t kill them. I’m not a monster.” Wait, what? “Sometimes people, sometimes even places, aren’t always what they seem,” says Yappy to Wanita. The mystery unfolds without a detective to unravel clues. Everything means something, maybe just not what you think. Good guys are bad; bad guys are good. Rather than solving a murder, the murders aid in solving the mystery. No animals were harmed making this story, but there sure are some sick puppies in it.