Ellen May Ngwethu

Imagined AI depiction of Ellen May Ngwethu from "The Cassini Division" by Ken MacLeod, encapsulating the essence of this iconic archetype of Hero in the narrative.
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Ellen May Ngwethu is a prominent character in the science fiction novel “The Cassini Division” by Ken MacLeod. She is a member of the Cassini Division, an organization dedicated to preventing the spread of dangerous visions. Ellen is depicted as a determined, intelligent, and complex individual who finds herself at the center of a conflict that could determine the future of humanity. Her character is deeply involved in the exploration of themes such as politics, artificial intelligence, and the consequences of technological advancement in a future where humanity has colonized the solar system.


[“They may be visions, or insights, or resonances of a whole human being on the other end of the universe.”,”I’m not your tool. I’m defending a society against terrorists.”,”What’s an old hand like me doing at the edge of known space?”]


Ellen is described as having dark hair, piercing brown eyes, and a strong, athletic build. She often wears the uniform of the Cassini Division, which consists of a sleek, form-fitting spacesuit.




Exceptional tactical and strategic skills, proficient in space combat and survival








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