According to the reference librarian at the Watertown Free Public Library:
“Thank you for donating your books. I have chosen to include The Kanawha Anomaly and Machine Feelings and Other Stories in our circulating Science Fiction collection. Titles added to our circulating collection will get the opportunity to go out. Materials in our circulating collection are subject to our collection development policy and over time we may evaluate whether the books should remain in our collection.
“Your other titles Helltown Chronicles, The Winship Affair, Uncontacted Frontier and The Allston Variant will be included in our Watertown Author collection. Titles in our Watertown Author collection will be retained. These books do not go out. If you would like to donate another copy of Kanawha Anomaly and/or Machine Feelings and Other Stories, we would be happy to add those titles to our Watertown Author collection as well.
The two were interrupted by the sound of an approaching car. It was situated just on the other side of the rise in the road ahead. They couldn’t see it yet, but judging by the sound of the engine, the driver was really gunning it. The car came upon them fast. The two quickly stepped off to the side of the road. Seconds later, a long, dark vehicle with only one working headlight crested the hill. Veering off the road, it headed directly for the two fifteen-year-olds.
The hearse struck Randy head-on. The impact threw him in the air and he landed almost twenty feet away. The same collision dealt Kyle only a glancing blow.
“Wh- Wha…?” When Kyle came to he saw an old, sinister-looking man standing over him. The man smiled an evil grin, and struck Kyle on the head with a club, knocking him unconscious again.