Children No More

Children No More

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by Mark L. Van Name
     
 

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#4 in the popular Jon and Lobo military science fiction series. A nanotechnology-enhanced space warrior must save an army of innocent children who have been brainwashed to serve as a deadly army for interplanetary military attacks.

Military SF with an adventurous flourish – Mark Van Name notches a thoughtful and hard-hitting #4 entry in his Jon and Lobo

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#4 in the popular Jon and Lobo military science fiction series. A nanotechnology-enhanced space warrior must save an army of innocent children who have been brainwashed to serve as a deadly army for interplanetary military attacks.

Military SF with an adventurous flourish – Mark Van Name notches a thoughtful and hard-hitting #4 entry in his Jon and Lobo saga.

Jon Moore: nanotech-enhanced, fight-weary soldier-of-fortune. Assault vehicle Lobo: formerly scrap-heaped A.I.-equipped intelligence and weapons platform (spaceship-sized!) of enormous destructive potential. Hard lessons have forged their friendship into a powerful alliance. Now Moore confronts his own dark past in the form of a band of child soldiers raised to war. He remembers because he was once one of them. Now his dilemma: to save the children from their own deadly conditioning. To do so, he may have to lose the battle – and even put his own life on the line without even Lobo to protect him.

Note: buying this book can help save a child in war. The author is donating all of his proceeds from the sale of this book to Falling Whistles to help rehabilitate children in war. To learn more, visit fallingwhistles.com or childrennomore.com.

About Mark Van Name:
“Just when I was thinking science fiction might be over, Mark Van Name proves that there are still smart, exciting, emotional sci-fi stories to be told.” –Orson Scott Card on Mark Van Name’s One Jump Ahead.

“He’s going to be the guy to beat in the race to the top of SFdom.” –John Ringo, best-selling creator of the Posleen War series.

About the Jon and Lobo series:
“…an undeniable page-turner…highly entertaining.” – Publishers Weekly on Mark L. Van Name’s Slanted Jack

“Many twists and turns…outstanding action.” –Midwest Book Review on Mark L. Van Name’s One Jump Ahead

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The fourth installment of Van Name's SF series featuring nano-enhanced mercenary Jon Moore and sentient assault vehicle Lobo is deeper and more thought-provoking than its predecessors. When a friend asks Jon and Lobo to help her in a mission to free abducted children that are being forcibly turned into soldiers, the heroic duo agrees - but the seemingly straightforward mission gets complicated quickly. Jon is reunited with an old love interest, and the planetary government makes some unethical resolutions. Seeing the psychological aftermath of the abused kids brings Jon back to his own childhood and the horror he endured. While the Jon and Lobo series is still powered by breakneck pacing and military-nuanced action and adventure, this latest volume marks a clear evolution; Van Name's focus on character development, backstory, and the reintegration of some past characters makes for a much more cerebral - and enriching - read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439134535
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
06/28/2011
Series:
Jon & Lobo Series, #4
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
475,730
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Mark L. Van Name is the creator of the popular Jon & Lobo”series of groundbreaking military and adventure SF thrillers and a renown short story writer whose works frequently appear in year’s best anthologies. He’s a former Executive Vice President for Ziff Davis Media and a national technology columnist.

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Children No More 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book out of the series. A well crafted story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago