|Aesma and the Three Masters, Part I|
|Release||November 12, 2014|
|Next||Aesma and the Three Masters, Part II|
Aesma and the Three Masters, Part I is the first non-paginated offering of chapter four of Kill Six Billion Demons and the seventy-first offering altogether. It includes the first two passages from "Aesma and the Three Masters".
- Main article: Aesma and the Three Masters
When YISUN informs Aesma that she is not among his most powerful servants, Aesma seeks out the Master of space-time. Aesma soon discovers the Master, a god of epic proportions with knowledge of all physical objects. But when asked about the true shape of the universe, the Master of space-time scoffs and is unable to give an answer. Dissatisfied, Aesma expands her body to a size that surpasses all of reality and gets a glimpse of the Wheel. The Master then realizes he has been bested by a fool, and sinks in despair.
Weeping Aesma, also known as Ashma, rules ambition, greed, and self-sufficiency.
- Chronologically, this story occurs after "Prim Leaves Her Father's House" but before Psalms 10:26, since it references Hansa's death but alludes to the fact that Aesma has not been disfigured yet.
- In physics, the Planck length and the Angstrom refer to extraordinarily small units of length.
- The Master of space-time claims to know every object down to the last nano-angstrom, which would be equivalent to one billionth of one tenth-billionth of one meter.
- In Harlan Ellison's short story "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream", the famous quote from the villain AI about how much it hates humans also references the nano-angstrom: "If the word hate was engraved on each nanoangstrom of these hundreds of millions of miles [of circuits] it would not equal one one-billionth of the hate I feel for humans at this micro-instant. For you. Hate. Hate."