Kali

Xenia A. Blackwell

Jyoti Mehta a.k.a. Kali, neural engineering student turned agitprop musician and would be goddess. Her musical career initially followed the standard trajectory – a mix of the current trend for ululating datahymns mixed with some positively archaic Bollywood influences, generating some fairly unlistenable nonsense, indistinguishable from that found in the majority of pulse bars of the trend-crazed urban centres of Mars. But when she decided she was the reincarnation of Kali, her popularity ascended like a space elevator car. I have no doubt that this was chiefly due to the two additional skynthetic arms she wore and her penchant for performing naked as the “primal mother” she affected to be, raising the hackles of our moral guardians.

Her death on stage generated much controversy, with lurid accusations of magic rituals and murder. My suggestion would be that if you rig your own illegal neural fan interface and create an open channel live on stage in the middle of Impact Central, you will naturally run the risk of having your brain explode and shower matter upon the front row.

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