This is the fifth version of Looking Through the Lens, significantly revised and expanded from the original. Some 40,000 words have been added or changed over the years, particularly in the first seven chapters. The story was greatly improved by the input of several editors, including pcb and TeNderLoin. In addition, the comments and suggestions of several anonymous readers are deeply appreciated. Finally, thank you to those readers who have taken the time to write with their comments on the story over the years.