A Man Lays Dying was the ninth and final story in The Book of the Peace. It acted as a short coda to the book, tying together story threads from the previous story, The End of the Beginning, and the first story, The Ugly Spirit.
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- Lalussu was inspired to create the scenario by The Yagé Letters.
- A Man Lays Dying was accompanied in the author-curated Spotify playlist by the song The Western Lands by William S. Burroughs and Bill Laswell.
- Lalussu mentions the Nambiro that came to Burroughs from Dust. (PROSE: The Ugly Spirit, The End of the Beginning, And To Dust We Shall Return)
- Lalussu tells Burroughs that Faction Paradox defeated the Nambiro. (PROSE: The End of the Beginning)