#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
Mark L. Van Name, whom John Ringo has said is "going to be the guy to beat in the race to the top of SFdom," has worked in the high-tech industry for over 30 years and today runs a technology assessment company in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. A former Executive Vice President for Ziff Davis Media and a national technology columnist, he's published over a thousand computer-related articles and multiple science fiction stories in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including the Year's Best Science Fiction. A portion of Van Name's profits from the Jon and Lobo saga are dedicated to Falling Whistles, a fund for the rehabilitation of child soldiers.