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ImaginoTransferenceDevice Books may look like nothing more than words on a page from the Outland, but they are actually an infinitely complex Imaginotransference technology that interfaces the writer's imagination with the characters and plots so that it will make sense in the reader's mind - odd inky squiggles into pictures and emotions. (see Book operating systems.

ImaginoTransferenceRecordingDevice A machine used to write books in the sub-basements of The Great Library, the ITRD resembles a large horn (typically eight foot across and made of brass) attached to a polished mahogany mixing board a little like a church organ but with many more stops and levers. As the story is enacted in front of the collecting horn, the actions, dialogue, humour, pathos, etc, are collected, mixed by specially trained imaginators and transmitted as raw data to Text Grand Central where the wordsmiths hammer it into readable storycode. Once done it is beamed direct to the author's pen or typewriter, and from there through a live footnoterphone link back to the ImaginoTransferenceRecordingDevice as plain text. The page is read and if all is well, it is added to the manuscript and the characters move on. The beauty of the system is that the author never suspects a thing - they think they do all the work.

Insider Trading. Slang term for Internal Narrative Manipulation. Illegal since 1932 and contrary to item B17(g) of the Narrative Continuity Code, this self engineered plot fluctuation is so widespread within the BookWorld that it is dealt with on a discretionary basis to enable it to be enforced at all. Small manipulation such as dialogue violations are generally ignored, but larger unlicensed plot adjustments are aggressively investigated. The most publicised flaunting of these rules was by Heathcliff when he burned down Wuthering Heights. Fined and sentenced to 150 hours community service within Green Eggs and Ham, Heathcliff was just one of many high profile cases that Jurisfiction were prosecuting at that time.