Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen
mrissa

You've heard the moral of this story before.

I had a sudden and horrifying realization about the naming of the two male main characters in Thermionic Night. Our library sends out e-mail updates about what new books they've bought each month, and at the top of the nonfiction update, I read, "American Prometheus: the Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, by Kai Bird." Huh, I thought, I should probably read Oppie's bio before I revise Sampo.* And then I thought, though to be completist I should also get a bio of Edward oh shit.

Yes. My subconscious named the main male characters of my big ol' fantasy series after Oppenheimer and Teller. Which is totally not appropriate. Well, maybe a little bit appropriate. Well....

Damn.

You know how I keep telling you about how you can take the girl out of the lab but you can't take the lab out of the girl? And also how you shouldn't listen to writers because they don't know what they're talking about anyway? Yah. Well. That. Again.

*For those of you who have read Thermionic Night and may now be wondering: no, there is not a uranium nor a plutonium nor yet a hydrogen bomb in Sampo. It's thematic, arright?
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