Cosmopolitan Predators! appears in Aethernet Magazine
Billy Bunyan: teenage boy living in the skin of the Rock with his two fundamentalist fathers. Billy has a radio hidden behind his locker which he uses to listen to the spaceships that pass by outside. If his fathers ever find out he will be in big trouble…
Chelio: had his neocortex altered so that he can be friends with many, many people. He knows everyone on Eunomia and has slept with about half of them. So far.
The young man: wants to be the man with no name. He insists he’s not an assassin, even those he’s carrying several intelligent, high cachet weapons, and despite the fact he’s already killed two people.
Eli: legendary invincible soldier. He wants to be left alone to search the libraries on Eunomia for a particular book.
Mary-Ann Hodgson: naive new arrival on Eunomia Everyone exploited her back on earth, does she really expect things to be better on the Rock?
Jenny Solzhe: knows Mary-Ann from back on Earth (and has a tattoo just like hers). Very intelligent – she’s up to something.
Cosmo Lyttleton: devastatingly attractive, breathlessly charming and frighteningly intelligent. Ebony skin, a chiseled jaw and eyes so dark you can see your own reflection in them, eyes in which you could watch your own eyes melt as you lose your heart to him… He’s the new head of Buziness
Piper #320: engineer. She wants to get the job done properly, unlike most of her colleagues…
Graham Ian Stains: not really worth knowing. Don’t bother remembering his name.
Damon Masterson: The Open Source Detective. He’s interested in the young man, but why…?
Otis Memphis: Teenager. Earns money incubating viruses in his body
Lisa Mortis: Professional Gambler
Szent-Gyorgi: One of the second tranche. Owns a cafe in the Zoshull district
The Backpack: Former Security AI working in a jetpack. Saving money to buy a ship to inhabit.
The Founding Family
Lipton Mercedes: Buziness
Brandy Marsalis: Zoshull
Mary Kenton: Civics
McConnel Hudson: Engineering
Josephine “Farmer Joe” Daniau-Beauchene Wong: Agropower
The Seventh Founder: Doesn’t exist. Never has existed.