Please welcome SFR author Cynthia Sax to the blog today! Cynthia has a great question for us…
What Is Your Cyborg Name?
by guest blogger, Cynthia Sax
Rage, the hero of my most recent SciFi romance Releasing Rage, is a hunky cyborg. Cyborgs are (normally) manufactured to be warriors. They’re viewed as weapons and are often given model numbers instead of names.
Rage’s model number, for example, is C899321. That is how his human masters refer to him.
That ISN’T how other cyborgs refer to him. The cyborgs have given themselves names. These names reflect something core about them. Rage is often angry, infuriated by the injustices against his kind. His buddy, Crash, tends to push the limits of his processors until they ‘crash.’ Intrepid is fearless. Green (I’ll be giving his story for free to newsletter subscribers in December) loves his plant, Windy.
I suspect Steel, the hero of Laurann Dohner’s Kissing Steel, is named that because he is so unbending, so unrelenting… until he meets his heroine. Einstein, the hero of Eve Langlais’ B785, is a science geek cyborg known for his intelligence.
Mina Carter, author of Lyon’s Price, one of my favorite cyborg SciFi romances, shares the thinking behind her hero’s name. “I named him Lyon because he’s a Leo class cyborg. All the classes were named for the signs of the zodiac.”
It’s fitting that cyborgs answer to both their model numbers and their given names. This suits their dual nature, the constant and extremely delicious conflict inside them between their machine sides and their human sides.
If you could give yourself a name that reflected one aspect of yourself, which name would you choose?
About Releasing Rage
Half Man. Half Machine. All Hers.
Rage, the Humanoid Alliance’s most primitive cyborg, has two goals–kill all of the humans on his battle station and escape to the Homeland. The warrior has seen the darkness in others and in himself. He believes that’s all he’s been programmed to experience.
Until he meets Joan.
Joan, the battle station’s first female engineer, has one goal–survive long enough to help the big sexy cyborg plotting to kill her. Rage might not trust her but he wants her. She sees the passion in his eyes, the caring in his battle-worn hands, the gruff emotion in his voice.
When Joan survives the unthinkable, Rage’s priorities are tested. Is there enough room in this cyborg’s heart for both love and revenge?
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About Cynthia Sax
USA Today bestselling author Cynthia Sax writes contemporary, SciFi and paranormal erotic romances. Her stories have been featured in Star Magazine, Real Time With Bill Maher, and numerous best of erotic romance top ten lists.
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9 thoughts on “What Is Your Cyborg Name? with Author Cynthia Sax”
Thank you so much for hosting me today! (big hugs) I look forward to hearing all of the cyborg names!
It looks like the naming is going on over on Facebook. So far I’ve seen:
K J Van Houten said “I think I’m choosing Violet — because I just dyed my hair sort of that colour and I’m liking it, lol.”
Ann Victor said “Book (because of my love of reading)”
I love Ann’s choice!
Those are all great cyborgs names. Yes, I’m stealing Ann’s Book for a future character. (evil grin)
My cyborg name would be Nutella because I’m bad for you and a little bit nutty. (grins)
I’m really not sure. Torn between Crazy-Pants and Moody. 😉
Both are great cyborg names (that I could use also)
Overload. As in ‘system overload’ because I try to process to much information at once. Or Tabs for “too many tabs open”.
I LOVE this cyborg name, Echo. I’m stealing it. (grins)
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