Children No More (Jon & Lobo #4)
Military SF with an adventurous flourish – Mark Van Name’s 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 frien...more
I say the book is hard and heavy because that's h...more
I've done this book a disservice by not getting my review out faster. I read this book in about a day and a half, but I was attempting to get the word out about it via various methods and neglected this venue.
As I've stated in my reviews before...more
Fourth in the series of novels featuring Jon Moore and his companion, the sentient PCAV (Predator-Class Assault Vehicle) named Lobo, ‘Children No More’ begins with a series of disturbing holographic messages. They sent to Jon by a former colleague, Alyssa Lim. She has a job for him...more
As with the other ones in the series, the book is well written. The dialog (bickering) between Jon and Lobo can be quite entertaining although sometimes a wee bit tiring. It could have been a really good book.
Unfortunately it suffers, at least from my point of view, from the same fault as the previous books. Jon have these powerful nano-m...more
The main theme in this book is chi...more
I don’t read a lot of military sci-fi, but I guess Children No More is classifiable as military sci-fi. However, it approaches the genre from an entirely fresh, and more serious, point of view. The protagonist, Jon Moore, is a psychologically scarred professional soldier and mercenary recruited by an old comr...more
This book embraces issues we are facing in our world today.
At times it is sad, others it's confronting. What would you do if faced with the same decisions as Jon are Lobo in this book ?
Well written, reveals more of Jon's past, revealing why he makes certain choices in his life
As the author allows you to know more about his main characters, you find them more endearing and understand what drives them
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I remembered, but the last thing I wanted was social coaching from a killing machine. Jon”