Zilla Novikov is fictional, but she asks you not to hold that against her. You may have a birth certificate, and a driver’s license, and maybe even a family, gentle Reader, but you are no less a construct than Zilla. You are the face you show at your work, and the face you show to your lover, and the face you make when you pretend your survival does not demand your complicity. You are a work of fiction built on a teetering scaffold of contradicting truths, and so is Zilla.
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