We could rip off our masks. My own name is on the title page. And yours? We could meet, have a conversation, exchange messages. But the point, surely, is to exchange masks, not rip them off. You too have something to offer no doubt, and as long as it's entertaining and of some interest ... There are things I'd like to know:
The Architectural Plans for Babel.
The Music to which the walls of Babel rose in the air.
Intelligent Conjecture on the true identity of The Black Piglet.
The Graffiti inscribed on the bricks of Babel.
What Skis or Motorbikes Sol and Shy used for surfing the sand dunes - a plausible design.
Bedtime Conversations between Cinders and the Prince.
The Contents of Verity's File of Intelligent Questions .
A Transcript of anything at all Charity ever said.
Altitude's Aspirations. (Who was Altitude? Her friendships and relationships and what finally became of her.)
Surprise me with something I didn't know I liked. On my part I promise to read anything readable. After all, that was the extent of your commitment. If it's good - my judgment - I am now exercising your prerogatives - I'll have a word with the publishers, get them to include it, try for payment. We're on the same side - more or less.