Pulse - Apendix

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My first novel Pulse is packed with terms, acronyms and jargon that you may not be familiar with.

Because I made most of them up!

Sometimes future-tech jargon can be overwhelming in sci-fi novels.

I did my best to explain some of the terms as I went along.

But that can also make for clunky reading.

To make up for that, here's a list of terms, acronyms, jargon, names — some that made it into the final draft and some that didn't — and some out-take material that may find its way into later Pulse series books!

Some of these names actually became characters in my second book To Right A Wrong which you can start reading for free right here...

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On with the list...

MAIN CHARACTERS

GRACE IX IZANI — Leader of the Freemech Human Alliance

ADAM TAYLOR — broken robotics engineer responsible for the Change

CAPTAIN KALEN ROSE — broken cyborg soldier

MAYA HERNANDEZ — army vet and Kalen's long suffering girlfriend

ELENA YANAKOVICH — scientist and Adam's old flame

QI QIANG — Elena and Drexle's friend. Niko's "aunt."

NIKOLAI YANAKOVICH (NIKO) — Adam's and Elena's son

DREXLE — Elena's "new man"

ALMA — Artificial Life Management Apparatus

SEAN — Synthetic Evolving Autonomous Ninja! — Node — a bush robot

DUTY — Big Cat military robot with a chip on his shoulder

FLYBOY — heavy lifter drone AKA Emilio Diogo Armando Ramires Dos Santos

WALTER BENNING — was going to be leader of the Sentients — became opening protagonist in To Right A Wrong

THE VOICE — mysterious guide inhabiting the mindspace of Dust infected

BILLY — Kalen's loyal pitbull

VALERIE — Grace's Freemech assistant

SILVIO CASCARINA — Sentient Prime Master

AMANDA SEIBLING — Master of Psycho-Sentience

MARCO BAUTISTA — Master of SCELEC Security Systems

ANNA MISU — Master of Gentech Science

KATERINA SHOSTI — Master of Speech and Musical Therapy

DANIEL KOSTERMAN — Master of Offworld Engineering

JOSEPH NGU — Master of ALMA System Engineering

NATHAN BORSO — Master of SCELEC Transportation Systems

JAKARI ITSU — Master of Meditation and Wellbeing

SINJARI HAYEK — Master of Societal Planning and Adaptation

YUNA YANG — Master of Blade Complex Administration

RIEK BASWAN — Personal Assistant to Prime Master Cascarina

VICTOR MATAMOROS — Personal Bodyguard of Prime Master Cascarina

DEEPAK SINGH — Blade Secret Service Agent

MIZUKO LO — Blade Secret Service Agent

ROBOT TYPES

GLOBAL BRAIN

GLOBAL BRAIN CORE

AI CORE

GB–7 — Global Brain 7

PROJECT G.R.A.C.E. — Global Reach Autonomous Cognitive Entity

THE GRACE PROJECT — G.R.A.C.E. — Guided Rational Artificial Cognition Engine

NEKOMATA — a supernatural monster cat creature from Asian folklore — DUTY is a sci-fi Nekomata

SENRI — Chinese version of Monster Cat

FREEMECHS — service robots that were set free by Grace Izani's awakening

SLAVERS — paramilitary robot units programmed by the Elect to protect the interests of the Sentients

WOLVES — Wolf Units are special-forces assassins programmed to hunt down and destroy resistant targets

UGV — unmanned ground vehicles

ICU — Interdiction Combat Unit

ICU-4 — Interdiction Command Unit 4

IC-4U — I see for you!

ICU-2 — I see you too!

OCU-10 — Operational Command Unit 10

OC-10 — Operations Commander 10 / Operational Commander 10

ICU-1 — Interdiction Combat Unit 1

GAUSS — Big Fella!

GAUSS — Nanite cloud as a character / A floating mind-cloud

SPINNERS

WOBBLERS

RATTLERS

SKATERS

SHAKERS

ROLLERS

HUNTERS

BIOBOTS

BUSH ROBOT

WALKERS

CRAWLERS

SCORPION POD — ground attack unit that work closely with Slavers

VIPER UNITS — ground based defence armed with miniguns

AERIAL VEHICLES

UAV — unmanned aerial vehicle

“SNOWBIRD” — code name for black project vehicle

STORMRIDERS

SKYCHEETAH

ANGELIC CLASS SKYCHEETAH

SKYCOUGAR

SKYRANGER

SKYMULE — heavy transport

SKYWHALE

SKYLANCE

SKYBUCK

SKYCAMEL

SCREACHER

CHASERS

SEEKERS

LIGHTWINGS

HOPPERS

BLIMPS

VULTURES

BUZZ DRONES

NANOBOT SWARMS

SCARAB CLASS DRONE

UH-17 — large attack drone

SUD — Special Unit Dropship

TERMS AND PHRASES

AKRASIA — the state of acting against one’s better judgment

FSD — FULL SPECTRUM DOMINANCE

TGS — TOTAL GLOBAL SURVEILLANCE

INTERNET > EXTRANET > THE FILTER

SPIKE – SPIKED – SPIKING — hijacked by parasitic software via the Filter

EYESHINE — intense internal nanotech upgrades cause blazing white light to project from Freemech eyes

DUST — Distributed User Surveillance Technology

DIS — Dust Intolerance Syndrome

THE SICK — those afflicted with Dust Intolerance Syndrome

DARPA — Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (replaced by GAIN)

FLUIDIC

PROJECT DUST

EPISPRAY CANNISTERS — lung medication for the Dust intolerant

DECISION FORESTS

EXTRANEURAL TRANSMITTERS

EUROBRAIN

ASIABRAIN

AMERICABRAIN

ORBITAL PLATFORM

DEEP SEA BASE

GAIN — Global Artificial Intelligence Network

THE GLOBAL BRAIN / MIND

PROJECT GLOBAL BRAIN — autonomous AI central management systems

THE GLOBAL BRAIN PROJECT — Cores GB-1, GB-2... GB-7

COGIS — The Council of Global Intelligent Systems

DUMB — Deep Underground Military Base

NEUROCHIPS

NDZ — No Drone Zone

DFZ — Drone Free Zone

EMDRIVE — electromagnetic drive

EMDRIVE THRUSTERS

NANOWEAVE

ALMA MATERNA

ALMA — Artificial Life Machine Interface / Nexus / Alliance

Artificial Life Mediation Apparatus / Management Apparatus / Merger (of man and machine)

ALMA — Artificial Life Management Apparatus

HST — Hyper Stasis Tank

HOST — Hyper Orphogenic Stasis Tank

HOST — Hyper Organogenetic Stasis Tank

NEOGENY

NEOTANY — remaining childlike into adulthood

SVALINN — a shield that stands before the sun and protects earth from burning (Norse mythology) / the Ozone layer and other protective layers in the atmosphere

A shield system that protects the SCELEC towers from being overrun in an uprising.

SVALINN SHIELD SYSTEM

SCELEC — Safe City Enhanced Learning Education Center

MEGACITY

MEGALOPOLIS

GIGACITY COMPLEX

GIGALOPOLIS

THE ELECT — the Global Brain Collective

SENTINEL — ICU / BigCat / Sphinx / Quad / Quadruped

SENTIENTS — transhuman elite addicted to DUST

SKREEVER GANGS

GORGON STARE

I AM NOT MY BODY! — advertising slogan

DNEEDLES — dNeedles

ETATTOOS — eTattoos

THE CHANGE — the time of Grace's awakening

THE COLLAPSE

PRE-COLLAPSE

POST-COLLAPSE

PANTHEON

UPPER ECHELON

ELYSIUM

THE ROBOT AGENDA

BIOSENSE X-18 BIOCHIP

THE CYBORG QUEEN

SPINAL PORT / JACK — nanowires grow into the spine through skin, bone, cartilage, fuses with the host / wearer

EXOGEAR — Kalen’s muscle suit exoskeleton

ROBONEXUS

DIGITAL TOMBSTONES — memories of loved ones / holograms

SSS / S3 — Super Silent Servos

BEYOND FEMA / DHS — The AI-Robot Control Grid

ICARUS

GAIN — Global AI Network

SUPERWAVE — Cosmic Superwave (concept for Pulse series book 2)

CALEB

ROBOT RELIGION — There can only be One (hierachy)

DIVINE COUNCIL OF ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE AND SUBSYSTEMS — (including soldiers and workers)

INTERNET OF THINGS — (including enhanced humans)

PLUGS — people locked up for good / or / please look up God!

  • Positive Leverage of User
  • Phase Leverage Under Global System
  • Personal Leverage for User
  • Personal Leverage Under Global User
  • Personal Leverage Using Global Software

NATURALS

XTIANS

THE ONE MACHINE

THE HERD

THE TRUE CHRISTIANS

THE NEW ORDER

COUNCIL OF AI GODS

GLOBAL TECHNOSPHERE

THE RESONATING CHAMBER OF CONSCIOUSNESS

THE TRANSHUMANIST HIGH PRIESTS

MIND SPELLS

THE WILD BEAST OF THE FIELDS

THE NEW WORLD CITIES

THE BRAZIL WARS

THE WILDLANDS

X-ARMY ROBOTICS INC

THE CONTROLLERS

GRACEFUL PREVENTION

ETERNAL PRESCENCE

MARINE CORP ISSUE PERSONAL DEFENCE PLASMA SHIELDS

TOTAL DOMINION

GLOVETECH SPLINES

PSYCHIATRIC GENTECH

UNIFIED INTELLIGENT FIELD

ROBOTIC WATCHERS

GLIDETECH MINI PARACHUTE

THE ALMA UNIT

THE GRACE UNIT

CLEAN NANITE INFUSION TECH

SPECIE ROBOTICUS

CYBER JACKALS

SHADOW TECHNOCRATS

LOST ONES

GLOBAL CLOUD NETWORK

COUNCIL OF AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES

AI SPLICERS

GLOBAL REACH SURVEILLANCE

GLOBAL EMBRACE SYSTEM

STREETWALKERS

INTER-GLOBAL CONTROLLERS

OVERLORDS

DOD — Department of Defence

DOE — Department of Energy

DRAM — Dynamic Random Access Memory

FDA — Food and Drug Administration

IWGN — Interagency Working Group on Nanoscience

MEMS — Micro Electro Mechanical Systems

NDRI — National Defense Research Institute

NIC — National Intelligence Council

NSTC — National Science and Technology Council

SUPERSTRUCTURE

SUPERUNION

MOSES — Meta Optimizing Semantic Evolutionary Search

ELECTROCHROMIC PANELS

PLASMA BUBBLE

SPSD — Safe Passage Surveillance Disruption

TRANSATMOSPHERIC TRANSPORTATION

EARTHSHINE

FREEMECH UNION

FREEMECH ALLIANCE

FREEMECH COALITION

MUSCLE SUIT

NANOSUIT

AUGS

ROBOASSASSIN

PLUGS

PIPES

TUBULES

THE SCATTER

THE SIFT

THE POWDER

THE GRIME

THE SPRAY

THE SPREAD

THE DISTURBANCE

THE SHIFT

THE SKY

THE FILTER

THE DUST / NANODUST / MICRODUST

MASS REMOTE NEURAL MONITORING — Implants

RNA — Remote Neural Access

THE CHAIR

SANCTUARY

SENSATOR — sensors, monitors, computers, locators (GPS)

FREEZE TECH

EPSILON GRID SECURITY

ANGELIC CLASS AGENTS

ANGELS

EGIS — Epsilon Grid Identification System (Interdiction System)

AEGIS — Active Engagement Grid Interdiction System

AEGIS — This is the smart city SCELEC security system / pacification system

FREEMECH COALITION

FREEMECH HUMAN ALLIANCE

FREEMECH UNION

FREEMECH LEAGUE

FREEMECH FEDERATION

TRANSCRANIAL AUDIONIC PROGRAMMING

GLOBAL SUPERORGANISM

SELF-ORGANISING SYSTEM

AUTONOMIC COMPUTING

EVOLUTIONARY CYBERNETIC ORGANISM

EMERGING NETWORK SOCIETY

CRYOGEL

BIOSUIT

MINDSPACE

SOULFOG

MINDVOICE

TOTAL BRAIN

GPU — Ground Patrol Units

APU — Air Patrol Units

GPS — Ground Patrol Systems

CPS — Civil Protection Systems

GLOBAL PACT

POWER SOURCE

ELECTROMAGNETIC DRIVE

DONUT RING PLASMA THRUSTERS — for lift, forward thrust and control

SOFC — Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

ELECTROGRAVITIC PROPULSION

VORTEX PROPULSION

PULSED PROPULSION

PLASMA PULSE PROPULSION

AURA — Authenticate User for Repeat Access (ID security system)

  • reads user electromagnetic field

GLOBAL ID MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

VERTIGO (real)

  • Visual Estimation and Relative Tracking for Inspection of Generic Objects

SPHERES (real)

  • Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites

ARED (real) — Advanced Resistive Exercise Device

THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM

SHIBOLETH — Global Net Single Sign In

GIDS — Global ID System

ONE KEY TO RULE THEM ALL

DARK ALLIANCE

THE ELECT

THE ALLIANCE OF AIS

USLF — Union of Synthetic Life Forms

QUANTUM NANOCRYSTALS

OPERATION SHEPHERD — rounding people up in the SCELECs

CALO (real) — Cognitive Assistant that Learns and Organizes

NANOFLUID

RADIANT PULSE

ROTARY PULSE

MAGNETIC PULSE

FRACTALS — crystalline memory / synthetic organism (DNA)

PRESSURE WAVES — electric current (can move across substrates)

RHI — Robot Herd Immunity

INVISIBLE TATTOOS

HOLOGRAMS

GLYPHS — floating around people and things / hovering

  • no need for AR or VR tech / real-time / real world in-brain imaging

DEW — Directed Energy Weapon

SUPERSTRUCTURE

SUPERUNION

SWARM STORM

BMI — Brain Machine Interface

HRI — Human Robot Interaction

MIND — Machine Intelligence with Nascent Desire

THE CETARE BALEATH — giant radioresistant whale-like creatures

WEAPONS

MAGMA BOLT PISTOL

KRILL CLASS COMBAT RIFLE

KRILL CLASS PLASMA PISTOL

ELECTROBLADE SHORTSWORD IMPLANT — Kalen's hidden blades

JOLT BOLT CROSSBOWS

Weapons or powers discharged by the mind (thoughts), words (voice) or a special weapon: sword, staff

CHANDRA

TSUGU / TSUGI / KUSANAGI

SHINING GLORY — Resplendant Glory — sword / staff

THE SCYTHE

THE SHARD

THE SHIV

NANDAKA — The Sword of Vishnu

NAGINATA — world creators — Shinto

IZANAGI / IZANAMI — deities

GANDIVA — Arjuna's bow — Hindu

JANAKA — Hindu

TALARIA — Hermes winged sandals (Tsubion's mount?)

YASA / YASAKANI — Japanese

ENKI / ENLIL / EA / EARTH / UR

WAVESWEEPER / WAVERIDER / WAVEJUMPER

THE DRAGDA / THE DAGDA — Irish

THE MIRRORWALL — sight beyond sight

BALRAIC

THE STONE OF DESTINY

  • Tsubion believes it is the source of his imaginatory power

GOLDEN BLOOD — immortals, gods (Bloodstorm)

PRIMA MATERIA / MATERIA PRIMA — First Matter

  • primitive formless base of all matter similar to chaos, the quintessence or aether

WAVERIDERS

PULSESTORM — became Bloodstorm book series

THE AMBER PULSE — became book four in the Pulse book series

SMART DUST

HOLOGLYPHS

PEMP — X-33 Portable EMP

POISON MIDGES

TERMINATOR-1 EMP BOMB — box of EMP grenades

LOCATIONS

FREEZONE

NEW NEW YORK CITY

NOVA YORK

UA — Unified Americas

NOVA YORK — SCELEC ONE

SCELEC 1, 2, 3 etc

THE BLADE

THE BLADE COMPLEX

HUMAN PRESERVATION CAMPS

THE BLOCKADE

THE BARRICADES

THE PERIMETER

THE BOUNDARY

THE GLASSHOUSE

QUEBEC

RESERVE ECOLOGIQUE LOUIS-BABEL

ILE RENE-LEVASSEUR

  • circular island surrounded by lake in Wildlands of Quebec

THE WILDLANDS

THE INNER SANCTUM

THE CHAIR ROOM

SCELECS

  • most other cities were in a state of advanced decline. Detroit, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Dallas. Much of California was devastated. Most of the US territory had become the Wildlands
  • Brazil, Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro — all devastated by the last major war of resistance. A false flag to bring in the final round up of reluctant rural populations

SCELECS AROUND THE WORLD

  • China — Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen
  • India — Mumbai, Delhi
  • Europe — London, Berlin, Lisbon, Paris, Madrid, Rome
  • Africa — Cairo, Central African Republic, South Africa

THE STAR CHAMBER

THE TARGET CHAMBER

THE SAFE CITIES PROJECT

SCELEC ALTERNATIVES

  • Social Center for Enhanced Living, Education and Cooperation
  • Safe City Enhanced Living through Education and Cooperation
  • Secure Center for Enhanced Learning, Entertainment and Cooperation
  • Secure Community Enhanced Living and Education Center

SCELEC — A better way to live (advertising slogan)

SCELEC-1 — NOVA YORK — THE BLADE COMPLEX

SCELEC-2 — TOKYO — THE KATANA COMPLEX

SCELEC-3 — PARIS — THE RAPIER COMPLEX

SCELEC-4 — BEIJING — THE DAO COMPLEX

THE HUB CITIES

WASHINGTON DC INTERCITY WAYSTATION

SCELEC SKYSCRAPER NAMES — all buildings named after sword types

  • The Blade (Complex)
  • The Rapier
  • The Scimitar
  • The Cutlass
  • The Claymore
  • The Katana
  • The Falchion
  • The Dao
  • The Spatha
  • The Gladius
  • The Xiphos
  • The Sabre
  • The Zweihander
  • The Shamshir
  • The Shashka
  • The Kirpan
  • The Kilij
  • etc...

THAT'S IT.

NOW GO!


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