JON-29

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A futuristic story of a genetically enhanced human by the name of JON-29, he has been raised by his Mother a highly advanced war machine, JON is an armored tank diver who lives only for war, but when his Mother is destroyed in battle with the enemy he must leave the confines of his steel home and try to survive in the harsh Outlands.

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About Gary Mark Lee

Gary Mark Lee was born in Pasadena California in 1947; he graduated high school then went into the entertainment field. He worked for many special effects companies in the mid 1908’s then went into the theme park design business, he has worked for the Walt Disney Company, Warner Brothers and Universal Studio’s and others.

Gary doesn't consider himself a writer but more of a story teller, "Nomads of the Gods" is his first effort at writing a full length novel.

Recently he has posted his second epic book "Nomads, The Fallen God" the book continues the saga of Arn and Andra and the tribe of the Almadra, this time the travel to the forest of the East and there face new dangers.

He and his wife live comfortably in the Riverside area of Southern California and enjoy watching old movies and having friends over to enjoy their extensive backyard where Gary has constructed a full size version of the Nautilus submarine from the Disney movie “Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea”.

Gary has written a number of movies scripts and short stories, all the illustrations in his books were done by him, Nomads of the Gods is the first in a three part trilogy, the second part, "Nomads the Fallen God" is now available for reading.

"JON-29" is as fast moving sci-fi adventure set in the far future, first in a series about the adventures of JON-29 and KT-7. warriors that fight for their lives against Scavengers and other dangers of their war torn world.

"The Golden Hall" is a very short collection of adventure and fantasy poems that he hopes you will like.

"COLOSSUS" is a science fiction short story set in the far distant future about an ancient robot and the strange series of events that take place was the sun rises.

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Reviews

Review by: James Jenkins on June 19, 2014 :
Not super fantastic, or super bad. But a better than average combination of SciFi, Military and Romance.
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Review by: Dave Soloman on Jan. 14, 2014 :
this would make a great movie, great action and a solid story line, yes there are some typo's but I can get over that because I loved the interaction between Jon-29 and KT-7, lets hope there will be more of their story to come.
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Review by: Etruscan on Nov. 26, 2013 :
Gary Lee is a great writer with a fantastic fantasy. I have read both Nomads of the Gods and this book. I like them so much that I am willing to forgive & forget the spelling/typo errors.
As a retired police sergeant that had to read, fix and approve dozens of daily reports I am used to the mistakes and typo.

I am looking forward to the next John-29/KT-7 adventures. But first Gary Lee needs to write the last Nomads' trilogy book.
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Review by: vincent ross on Oct. 15, 2013 :
I would have liked to finish reading the story.. looked quite interesting, and I believe it probably tells a good tale. However, I was unable to get past the typo/spelling errors. One reviewer called it a "few typo's"... a "few" typos is what I found on the first two pages. A multitude of typos would be more accurate to describe the entire book... and they seriously detract/distract when trying to read it. "Typo's" is being generous... since it is probably not a typo when the author spells inhabitants as "inhabitance" numerous times.

basest not basis
wastelands not wastland
calm not clam

These typos I found in two minutes of scanning back over what I had read, and there were numerous others

Then there are sentences which are rather disjointed sounding, and one has to pause to figure out what was meant... "“Very good” the Commandant smiled as he rubbed the stump of his leg. “But it does not victory yet”.".... wut?

Apparently a good story line, but it breaks the rhythm of the reading. Once or twice is one thing, but not when it is once or twice per page. I suggest finding a good proof-reader and stop relying on spell-check. Spell-check does not know when the word is supposed to be "calm" rather than the properly spelled name of a mollusk, nor does it know when the word "they" should have been "the".. And do not even get me started on the punctuation. Proper use of a comma is important. It is the difference between "Let's Eat, Grandpa!" and "Lets eat Grandpa!".

A few typos? I found one of these errors in virtually every other sentence.

All of these errors and more were in the first 6 pages alone... I got no further than that.
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Review by: RJDavis on Oct. 09, 2013 :
The other reviewers seem to have hit all the points I wanted to so I'll just say it was a great read and hope to see more like this one, I also think it would be a really good video game.
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Review by: Ben Franks on Sep. 19, 2013 :
I wanted to finish this book along with the other book by the author "Nomads of the Gods" both are very good, this one is much shorter and moved along very well, JON-29 is a very unique hero, and KT-7 is a worthy companion, once I started the book I didn't want to stop, a few typos here and there but not enough to hurt.

It reminded me of a video game, lots of action and different landscapes, but unlike a video game it had real emotion between JON and his "Mother" I really felt sorry for the metal machine in the end.

I recommend this book for anyone who like a good fun read about a harsh future and those who try to live in it, I hope there is more to come?
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Review by: Ken Smith on Aug. 14, 2013 :
I caught a few typo's here and there but that's fine with me, the story was really fun and I loved KT-7! and I got a kick out of the way Fixer and Gripper interacted, great fun, JON-29 and MOTHER was also very interesting, the author made me feel like the mechanical Mother was a real person and not just a machine.

This would make an outstanding video game, great story and plenty of action.
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Review by: Margaret Whitesell on July 15, 2013 :
GREAT! fast moving and had a wonderful female lead character, KT-7 is my kind of gal, strong and brave and knows what she wants and how to get it, JON-29 was also wonderful, the "Mother" machine was very original and I just loved the way the story moved along.
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Review by: Robert Johnson on July 11, 2013 :
I read the authors other novel "Nomads of the Gods" and I loved it so I wanted to see what else the author had for me and JON-29 didn't let me down. a really fun story, fast moving with lots of action and great characters, I loved the interaction between JON and MOTHER, and KT-7 was one heck of a tuff lady, hope their are more Tales from the Outlands.
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Review by: Adam Thorn on June 21, 2013 :
Talented writer. Story is richly detailed. I enjoyed it.
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Review by: Sebrena Ward on June 20, 2013 :
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!
A wonderful fast moving sci-fi adventure. The substance is very good. Even with the errors, I'm hooked. I hope there will be more TALES of the OUTLANDS.
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Review by: Jim Stinson on June 20, 2013 :
This has great potential, but the total lack of even simple editing made it unreadable: vocabulary howlers, sentences broken as if by sudden sinkholes, tense shifts within paragraphs that CLEARLY have nothing to do with style.... A shame, because the substance is very good here. If the author will pull it, rework it, proof it, and re post it, it'll be a sure winner.
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Review by: Bob Markus on June 19, 2013 :
A wonderful fast moving sci-fi adventure, I really loved the strange relationship between JON-29 and his “Mother” the writer made is seem so real as if it was a flesh and blood mother and not one made of computers and steel. I also loved the female warrior KT-7, she was on tuff lady and showed Jon how to survive in the post-war world, she could hold her own against mutants and whatever seemed to come along.
I also like the mechanical arm Gripper, and the talk between him and the Pigman was very funny, I think that this would make a really great little movie and I hope that the writer will do more stories about these two.

Thanks for everything…….Bob.
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