Tara, my soul mate and best critic.
Nancy, who got this project off to a great start.
Jill, who dotted my i's and made sure that everything made sense.
Kimberly, who held my feet to the fire on every line of code and made this book more standards-compliant.
Myrna and Debbie and Rick, who put the book together with great patience and made it look pretty.
Dad, Nancy, and Mom who made me who I am.
Uncle Johnny, for his unwavering support.
Pat and Red, my two biggest fans.
Thomas, who was always there when I needed help.
Heather, who gave me a chance when I needed it most.
Judy, Boyd, Dr. G and teachers everywhere who care. Keep up the good work.
Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll), for writing Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
John Tenniel, for his incredible illustrations of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman, and Carl Sagan whose writings inspire me every day.
The Dresden Dolls, BBC 6 Music, The Craig Charles Funk Show, Goldfrapp, The The, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Absentee, The Nails, Cake Metric, Client, Delerium, Dennis Leary, Shakespeare's Sister, Type-O Negative, Jonathan Coulton, Cracker, Danielle Dax, Nine Inch Nails, 8mm, KMFDM, Nizlopi, the Pogues, Ramones, New Model Army, Cocteau Twins, the Sisters of Mercy, the Smiths, Mojo Nixon, Bauhaus, Lady Tron, David Bowie, T. R ex, Bad Religion, Fischerspooner, This Mortal Coil, Rancid, Monty Python, Al Franken, the Dead Milkmen, New Order, Regina Spektor, The Sex Pistols, Dead Can Dance, Slice of Sci-Fi, and ZBS Studios (for Ruby) whose noise helped keep me from going insane while writing this book.