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Time in a Jon Lobo book “My Sister My Self” the short story which introduced Jon Moore      One Jump Ahead Jon Moore wanted only to relax on the pristine planet of Macken but Macken was the secret battleground of two megacorporations both determined to control the local jump gate and the riches of an undeveloped world Finding allies and enemies among terrorist groups and elite mercenaries gun runners and the only kind of government possible on a frontier short on rules and long on riches Jon and Lobo fight to a climax with a corporate army that can't afford to leave any witnesses Exotic settings fast action real tech mechanically enhanced animals and a beautiful woman I had already read the two novels in this volume so I was in it for the two short stories and Mark s essay commentaries on his work Most of the essay commentaries were pretty much identical to what he says when he speaks in public man he must get tired of saying it over and over again but the two stories were new to me and good The first My Sister My Self gave some nice background and was surprisingly sweet I had my doubts about the second Lobo Actually which I had heard Mark talk about as being a Christmas story about Lobo a futuristic invincible self aware tank After reading Card s War of Gifts I am wary of futuristic Christmas tales but this one I enjoyed and actually found uite touching Go Mark

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Jump Gate Twist

The First Two Novels One Jump Ahead and Slanted Jack in the Popular Jon Lobo SF Adventure Series Plus the Short Story Which Began the Series and More All in One Moderately Priced Volume with a New Cover Treatment “Van Name has created a hero worth at least a dozen novels I want this to be a series I want to read a new one every year” Orson Scott Card      Jon Moore A nanotech enhanced warrior who wants nothing than a uiet life and a way back to his strange home world Lobo An AI enhanced Predator Class Assault Vehicle a mobile fortress euipped for any environment from the seabed to interstellar space TWO WOLVES IN A GALAXY OF LARGER PREDATORS       For the first An origins novel in which Jon and Lobo meet a seuel involving an elaborate con and a couple of background filling short stories The premise and plot are pretty ingenious there are leavening dashes of humor and except that the author goes on too long with ruminations and has Jon flashing rage so often that it gets repetitive the storytelling is suitably paced What really sets this series apart from the general run of actionthrillers is Jon who unless I m reading into his character than the author intends starts out mentally retarded and profoundly emotionally retarded and is healed of the first but not the second There s really a feeling in his narrative that his intellectual brain operates on one level while kinda like the Incredible Hulk his emotions are only barely under control One might wonder how he could live for 150 or so years without developing a little maturity but the contrast does add intriguing nuances to the stories I did think that the aforementioned repetitiveness took the edge off and so will wait a while before deciding whether to read seuels and preuels

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Who's as deadly as a cobra Slanted Jack The job looked simple enough  Jon agreed to help a con man a friend from a part of his past he’d rather forget protect a very special young boy  But the deal didn’t stay simple as each move Jon and Lobo made resulted in danger and enemies The best con man Jon’s ever known a ruthless gang boss a heavily armed group of religious fanatics a beautiful woman with a mysterious agenda and an interstellar government out to clean up a dangerous frontier world rush together toward an explosive climax and Jon and Lobo are caught in the middle Plus new introductions by the author making this a package that every Jon Lobo fan will want to bu The short stories are fun but don t actually add much to the series The history that Jon and Lobo fans are so eager for can be found in books 3 Lobo and 4 Jon much than in these very short stories I still love the novels that are features in this collection though If you haven t read them and you like fast paced heist style sci fi give it a try


9 thoughts on “Jump Gate Twist

  1. says:

    35 stars It took me a while to warm to Jon I liked Lobo immediatelyJon was wily and I wasn't sure about him But after the first book and reading the short story about Jon and Jennie he was my buddy Anyway this is

  2. says:

    Full disclosure I have met the author Mark Van Name in a professional setting The company with which I am employed has a working relationship with his company Principled Technologies I received a copy of Jump Gate Twist as a gift after meeting with him and the company's other founder Bill Catchings Prior to our meeting I had no knowledge of Mr Van Name and prior to receiving this book I was not aware that he was a published science fiction

  3. says:

    An origins novel in which Jon and Lobo meet a seuel involving an elaborate con and a couple of background filling short stories The premise and plot are pretty ingenious there are leavening dashes of humor and except that the author goes on too long with ruminations and has Jon flashing rage so often that it gets repetitive the storytelling is suitably paced What really sets this series apart from the general r

  4. says:

    I had already read the two novels in this volume so I was in it for the two short stories and Mark's essay commentaries on his work Most of the essay commentaries were pretty much identical to what he says when he speaks in public man he must get tired of saying it over and over again but the two stories were new to me and good The first My Sister My Self gave some nice background and was surprisingly sweet I h

  5. says:

    I liked this book now that I've actually had the chance to go back and read itSaying I read it is a bit deceiving really What I read w

  6. says:

    I had already read the first two Jon and Lobo books and enjoyed them well enough I bought this one for the extras several essays and several short storiesThe best of a very good bunch is Lobo's Christmas story Set in the time before Jon and Lobo hooked up it is sweet and sentimental and very very clever For the sentimental among you keep the tissues handy

  7. says:

    The short stories are fun but don't actually add much to the series The history that Jon and Lobo fans are so eager for can be found in books 3 Lobo and 4 Jon much than in these very short stories I still love the novels that are features in this collection though If you haven't read them and you like fast paced heist style sci fi give it a try

  8. says:

    Just not my thing If you like sentient tanks with a tendency to pout and a protagonist who's pretty sure he's better than everyone else and in some ways really is plus enjoy the first person point of view then you'll probably like this book as much as I didn't

  9. says:

    Fantastic Series I love Lobo

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