This preface, clearly written at some point much closer to the encyclopaedia’s conclusion than its first entry, frames the unknown author’s experiences of the impossible.
A General Sense of Unreality, or; A Unified Theory of the Impossible (A Preface)
The Exodus Immemorial
There are many times and places wherein humanity has fallen short, and not only short of our best, but short of meeting the most basic obligations we have to one another.
Where some gods may demand worship or sacrifice, obeisance or blind obedience, there are others whose appetites are whetted - and then sated - by excesses and indulgence.