Since last update, this has happened:
Machine of Death got a very positive review by award-winning SF author Jeff VanderMeer on Omnivoracious, the official Amazon blog. That's, like, mind-boggling. I've got books he's written in my bookshelf.
I've also found MoD mentioned on German and apparently Croatian blogs, but I'm not linking to them in case they say something nasty.
Regular blogging to resume as soon as my head stops spinning.