Reading through this thread again is entertaining. I wonder if people solving the "ending" has caused him to reconsider how he will finish the book. It's probably hard for an old man like him to imagine a small group of people putting together the pieces and taking it to the community on the internet making it available to everyone interested. Hopefully he just sticks with it. Guess that's what happens when you drag ass for a decade and have a huge global fan base all talking to each other.