Other than the physical hardware of my desktop computer system, I have no financial investment. All of my software is Free and Open Source. The following is a list of what I used to create the Multiplarity trilogy.
Kubuntu is an operating system built by a worldwide community of developers, testers, supporters and translators.
Kubuntu is a free, complete, and open-source alternative to Windows and Mac OS X which contains everything you need to work, play or share.
LibreOffice is a powerful office suite – its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity.
LibreOffice includes several applications that make it the most powerful Free and Open Source office suite on the market.
The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. It is free software, you can change its source code and distribute your changes.
Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done. You can further enhance your productivity with GIMP thanks to many customization options and 3rd party plugins.
Inkscape is a professional vector graphics editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It’s free and open source.
There are thousands of public-domain images available.
It should be noted that Wikipedia is ONLY useful for tertiary research. I use it for quick-reference, but any serious researcher should dig much deeper.
The massive one hundred and seventy six thousand word trilogy is available here: