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Day 18: S.H.A.N.E. vs M.U.T.S.

I already focused on the antagonist and protagonist in a previous post.  Those were for the first trilogy.  For my second trilogy it focuses on the team of special forces members, M.U.T.S. dealing with the threat of S.H.A.N.E..


The M.U.T.S. (Military Underground Tactical Specialists) came to me one night in a dream.  When I woke the next day I thought to myself, “why not have a special black ops team that consists of specialists from each of our armed services?”  It made sense as I’ve respect for those heros (Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, & Coast Guard)… (later on we include a police officer and of course there is a civilian aspect).  In book 1, the team is introduced as a unit that has worked together a while.  By the time they become known in the fourth book, I figured I’d merge them into something that was more along the lines of saving the world rather than running small threat operations.  I use the term “small” loosely of course.  It is pretty much them against the antagonist of the Pandora’s Chaos Trilogy.


S.H.A.N.E. (Special Human And Network Entity) was my perception of the evolution of technology.  This “character” quite literally started from a human brain and upgraded to the point where it no longer needed a human to operate it.  It became a sentient creature that saw the flaw in human logic.  In the first trilogy we see the evolution of SHANE, while in the second we see its purpose become clear, and that isn’t something great for humanity.


PANDORA’S CHAOS TRILOGY and its prequel THE EDEN’S ORDER TRILOGY are available through links on the right in multiple formats, so be sure to follow the conflict and the evolution of it there.