I was privileged enough to read a draft of Pilot X. Let me start by saying that time travel story are always hit and miss for me. I love them when well executed but get bored very quickly when the conceit isn't well thought out or the concept is superficial. Pilot X is a fascinating exploration of post-time-travel societies. Leaning almost more towards being a study rather than a story, the world introduces a catalogue of interesting ideas. This isn't a character driven narrative but rather an elaborate thought experiment framed in a captivating story. In that way, Tom is a classicist when it comes to science fiction; whereas he uses the medium to ask brain-teasing 'what ifs' that leave you thinking well after you've turned the last page. Pilot X is no exception.