This first chapter of Omasters sets the stage for all that follows. Ironically, the effect of vast islands of garbage and debris floating in the oceans, a present-day problem in 2017, plays a major role in Kurt's fiction of 1975. "The MIS' DONA suckled projects in cetacean interspecies communication, psychoastronomy, and an ongoing sea-skimming operation. Gobbling up masses of off-shore sewage, oil spills, floating Styrofoam, throw-aways and the waste of contributing continents, the MIS' DONA's mission was much like that of a vulture, jackal or shark...." Kurt and Clifford Barney created a work of genius, and you get to read it right here. (For an additional chapter, click here).