Character List

A growing list of names and terms used in the Pierre Jnr and Bumbly universe. WARNING: may contain clues to events within the books – so read first.

Abercrombie Pinter, Colonel

A retired Serviceman assigned as Services liaison to Peter Lazarus and his team; old; half-wired; large moustache of white and ginger; large eyebrows; blue eyes

Angelo, Max

Close advisor and old flame of Charlotte Betts

Applebent, Roger

A mid-level civic advisor; a guest on ‘The Corner’

Betts, Charlotte

Representative for psi tolerance and Citizenship Rights. Daughter of socialite Ellizabeth Betts.

Betts, Ellizabeth

Influential Citizen for Civilisation. Turned one hundred years old in 2160 CE before entering rejuvenation.

Campsey, James (Lieutenant)

Managing the operations in Busan but is allied to General Zim, seems like a bit of a tool

Cawthorne, Risom

young psi agent; tapper and bender both, but mostly a bender

Crozier, Quintan (Airman)

pilot of the squib taking Pinter to Busan. 33 yrs old. Pinter seconders him to be his personal aide

Diaz, Deshiel (Desh)

friend of Ben Harvey; low-level engineer, works maintenance for Frisco precinct; a bender/telekinetic; few years younger than Ben; bristly-faced, swarthy


the handle for a pretty vicious hakka, she’s like a seductress crossed with a Tasmanian Devil


deceased husband of Mali. (Manifestations)

Frost, Zach

lives in Tom and Lily’s orphanage in West; 13 years old; learns mathematics, crypto and languages and monitored by Miles Lizney.


lives in Tom and Lily’s orphanage

Gella, Prue

host of ‘The Corner’, a popular segment on the Weave


lives in Tom and Lily’s orphanage


this kid who lives in Mexica with his dad and his sick mother. They live off the gargantuan scrap mountains accumalated

Gregg, Lucius

a guest on the Corner; youngest member of the FutureFuture Club rejuvenation centre; proponent of the Laws of Diversity and many other crowd-science projects

Harvey family

Ben Harvey: a kinetic in West that flees with his family to the Cape.

Harvey, Freya: a mini-mogul in West, wife of Ben, mother of two, weak telepath.

Harvey, Bobby: son of Freya and Ben, telepath

Harvey, Molly: daughter of Freya and Ben, emerging kinetic


lives in Tom and Lily’s orphanage


had a dog name Poog

Kastonovich, Mary

mother of Pierre Junior. A registered psi now kept on the islands. Formerly a dancer. (The Hunt for Pierre Jnr)

Kay, Morritz

a big name in the world of personal technology, Kay leads a huge worldwide team who create wearable computing in the form of clothing, jewellery and other accessories; for those Citizens who don’t want to wear a symbiot

Lizney, Miles

a minor mentor, tutors a bunch of kids in West. Old guy, some kind of chronic medical condition

Li, Shen

Shen Li, inventor of symbiotic materials, was involved in the Terminus, spent his later years as a hermit in a deep shaft below Busan. Was briefly a mentor for Geof Ozenbach

La Gréle, Sevigny

psi fugitive, rumoured to be the leader of a psi underground movement


widow, wife of the late Eurosh; friends with artist and face-artist Morgan. (Manifestations)


Facemaker in Nijmegen, Europe. (Manifestations)

Oriolo, Janette

anti-psi lobbyist

Ortega, Milawi

sangoma (shaman), thinker, one of the founders of the World Union. Known for his seminal text What We Can See.

Ozenbach, Geof

the weaver initially assigned to the Pierre Jnr taskforce. He is bred; an incubator baby – ‘Born to be better, born to do good’; brought up in Yellowstone; Science was his mother and Services was his father; the zygote that he was would have been generations beyond the original sperm and egg; went to a Weaver ranch for his training; since age of 15 had been running assignments for ServicesPDP/Psionic Development Program or Project – have known of existence of psionic powers for 90 years.

Peter/Pete Lazarus

35 year-old telepathic fugitive. Volunteers himself to help Services find Pierre Jnr

Pierre Jnr

Pierre Sandro Junior is a child born of a psionic enhancement facility with seemingly unlimited powers. Father, Pierre Senior; mother Mary Kastonovich.

Pierre Snr

Pierre Sandro Senior, father of Pierre Jnr, was also part of the program. Sullivan was his male partner at time of Pierre Jnr’s birth.

Rush, Quaid

trend commentator, has his own studio and runs panel discussions

Schnell, Ramona

patron of the animal underclasses; has augmented hands of elongated four-knuckled blue claws

Shelley, Egon

one of the foremost scientists and technologists in the World Union. Three campuses operate under his leadership

Solomons, Gina

Gina Solomons – Citizen of Busan


young telepath who is restricted to the psi-islands

Tamsin Grey

a powerful psi who works for the Services tracking down and capturing unregistered psis. Around 30 years old; dark hair; black eyes

Watson, Amy

Charlotte Betts’s assistant

Westgate, Nigel

president of the Anti-Psi League

Zim, Zwybyck (General)

war veteran and founder of the World Union. Maintains a permanent position in the Primacy

Zucker, Bronwyn

‘Bron’ for short. Lives in Tom and Lily’s orphanage