Dramatis Personae 3: What’s in a Janne?

Janne is a homophone of Jane and Jayne and rhymes with cane and pain. It’s a name that started out as an acronym: Just Another Neural Network Experiment. After developing Black Grass, Hecker Van Horne and his team needed to figure out a way to control the blades so that they would maintain optimum orientation for absorption of radiation. It’s … Continue reading Dramatis Personae 3: What’s in a Janne?

Dramatis Personae Part Deux: ShaChri “Feral Daughter” Patel

Of all the characters in the book, Feral is the most fun to write. She’s American born of Indian parents. Parents who have become very Americanized, but still hold to some of their Hindu traditions and still speak with a bit of an accent. ShaChri’s mother, Puja, wanted very much for her daughter to grow … Continue reading Dramatis Personae Part Deux: ShaChri “Feral Daughter” Patel