In Artificial Absolutes, the chapters told primarily from Devin's point of view have their titles taken from the text of the chapter (a short excerpt). In Synthetic Illusions, the chapters told primarily from Jane's point of use have this title convention.
The chapter featuring Sarah was the first one written, and was originally intended as a prologue.
Jane's brief reference to "blue magic" refers to the Blue Fairy of Pinocchio.
Ines Valentin made her first, brief appearance in the nightclub scene in Artificial Absolutes.
Agent Elon Adesina of the Intelligence and Security Agency of the Republic of Kydera (ISARK), a figure from Devin's past, was originally created for Artificial Absolutes, but her role was reduced during rewrites and eventually cut altogether.
The author, publisher, and cover artist spent weeks looking for an appropriate cover model for Adam. Ten iterations of the cover were needed before the right Adam was found.
Sarah's producer, Alexi, is named after European pop singer Alexi Armandsen, also known as Project A-Star, who recorded the theme song for Artificial Absolutes.
Joanna Schnurman, the author's roommate during the writing of this book and a professional opera singer/voice teacher, has a cameo as the singer in Mek's bar.