Our Augustine - a serial

For about a year or so, I've been intending on publishing a serial I've been writing, which I've dubbed "Our Augustine." I think the prologue - which is what I'm releasing in conjunction with this blog post - should mostly explain itself, but to make a (mostly-unpublished!) not-so-long story short, I set out to answer this question: How would a society that truly does not believe in the concept of free will structure itself? How would it come to make decisions it considered ethical? I've tried to wrap up what I believe to be the answer in a reasonably-entertaining sci-fi war story, but you can be the judge of that yourself by reading the prologue here.

I'm licensing the text of the serial under the CC BY-SA-4.0 license; in the future, I'll try to embed the text of successive releases in the blog itself.