Thank you all for your words. They are much appreciated.
After some debate I have decided to go on with a Book Four, and have begun work on the first section. It will be a day or two more before that is ready to post, so I thank you for your patience.
Anyone want to take a guess as to the title of Book Four?
And no, it's not going to be "Sudden Deceleration." :D Though I did consider it...
Answers to individual comments I am posting along with the comments where they appear at the end of that last chapter. If anyone is finding this format cumbersome, I invite you to come over and join my forum where the story is also posted daily, and where the format is a bit friendlier for discussion: