History Literature / JasonWood

14th Jun '16 6:04:35 PM PaulA
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* OurMonstersAreDifferent: A standard of the series, including both OurVampiresAreDifferent and OurWerewolvesAreDifferent.

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* OurMonstersAreDifferent: A standard of the series, including both OurVampiresAreDifferent basilisks, vampires, and OurWerewolvesAreDifferent.werewolves.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: The Curse of vampirism was created in a long-ago time as a twisted mockery of the powers and weaknesses of the priests of an Earth goddess (for instance, they drank blood freely given by volunteers as a symbol of the interconnectedness of living things, were harmed by wood because it was once-but-no-longer living, and by sunlight because being so closely aligned with the Earth strained their connection to other powers). Jason learns all this when his FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire is revealed to be not a Curseborn vampire but the actual last priest of the goddess.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Werewolves are [[VoluntaryShapeshifting voluntary shapeshifters]] capable of perfectly imitating other human forms, and have several other non-standard abilities. They're powerful enough that even "the Great Demons" wouldn't lightly defy the will of the Werewolf King Virigar. Also, they devour souls. The narrator's FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire friend tells him:
-->"Their strength is immense, their cunning formidable, and their ability to shift shape, though confined to a wolflike predator on the one hand, is unlimited in the human range; they can be anyone at all. They do not fear night or day, nor does the phase of the moon have any effect on them. They also have a talent similar to my own to charm and cloud other minds... There is nothing I have seen ... that I fear more than the Werewolf King."
** Consider the last sentence of that quote in light of the fact that the speaker is five hundred thousand years old and has seen the Great Demons reshape the continents of Earth.
** On the other hand, they do have [[SilverHasMysticPowers a weakness against silver]].
16th Apr '16 9:31:24 AM PaulA
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The Jason Wood stories make up part of a multiverse that includes ''Literature/PhoenixRising''.

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The Jason Wood stories make up part of a multiverse that includes ''Literature/PhoenixRising''.
''Literature/TheBalancedSword''.



* TheMultiverse: the Jason Wood stories are set in an Earth similar to ours, but there is a severed connection to Zarathan, the world of ''Literature/PhoenixRising''.

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* TheMultiverse: the Jason Wood stories are set in an Earth similar to ours, but there is a severed connection to Zarathan, the world of ''Literature/PhoenixRising''.''Literature/TheBalancedSword''.



* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Werewolves, in this series, can take a variety of forms, and can imitate other people, down to their fingerprints ''and their DNA''.

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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Werewolves, in this series, can take a variety of forms, and can imitate other people, down to their fingerprints ''and their DNA''.
28th Nov '14 1:00:00 AM PaulA
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* BigRedButton: In "Bait and Switch", the emergency button that triggers the anti-werewolf measures is described as being bright red and twice as large as any other button on the control panel.
* CatapultNightmare: Jason has one in "Bait and Switch".
* CharacterNameAlias: The werewolf in "Bait and Switch" introduces himself as Cheney Lugosi, in homage to ''Film/{{The Wolf Man|1941}}'' (in which Lon Chaney, Jr stars as a man who becomes a werewolf after being bitten by another werewolf played by Creator/BelaLugosi).


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* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: "Wanda Beers, and don't make any jokes about her name unless you can figure out one she won't have heard a thousand times before."


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* SummationGathering: Used in "Bait and Switch".
28th Nov '14 12:16:36 AM PaulA
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A series of short stories by Creator/RykESpoor in which everyday hero Jason Wood battles mythological monsters with modern technical know-how. The first six stories are collected in ''Digital Knight'', published by Creator/BaenBooks, and are online as part of the Baen Free Library. Two more are available free from Spoor's blog. A greatly expanded and revised version of ''Digital Knight'', titled ''Paradigms Lost'', will be released in 2014.

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A series of short stories by Creator/RykESpoor in which everyday hero Jason Wood battles mythological monsters with modern technical know-how. The first six stories are collected originally appeared in ''Digital Knight'', published by Creator/BaenBooks, and are online as part of the Baen Free Library. Two Creator/BaenBooks in 2003. Three more are available free from Spoor's blog. A greatly expanded and revised version of ''Digital Knight'', titled online. ''Paradigms Lost'', will be released in 2014.
December 2014, incorporates greatly expanded and revised versions of the first eight stories.



# [[http://www.webscription.net/10.1125/Baen/074347161X/074347161X___1.htm Gone in a Flash]] (vampires)
# [[http://www.webscription.net/10.1125/Baen/074347161X/074347161X___2.htm Lawyers, Ghouls, and Mummies]] (exactly what it says on the tin)
# [[http://www.webscription.net/10.1125/Baen/074347161X/074347161X___3.htm Photo Finish]] (werewolves)
# [[http://www.webscription.net/10.1125/Baen/074347161X/074347161X___4.htm Viewed in a Harsh Light]] (TheReptilians)
# [[http://www.webscription.net/10.1125/Baen/074347161X/074347161X___5.htm Live and Let Spy]]
# [[http://www.webscription.net/10.1125/Baen/074347161X/074347161X___6.htm Mirror Image]] (basilisks)

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# [[http://www.webscription.net/10.1125/Baen/074347161X/074347161X___1.htm Gone in a Flash]] Flash (vampires)
# [[http://www.webscription.net/10.1125/Baen/074347161X/074347161X___2.htm Lawyers, Ghouls, and Mummies]] Mummies (exactly what it says on the tin)
# [[http://www.webscription.net/10.1125/Baen/074347161X/074347161X___3.htm Photo Finish]] Finish (werewolves)
# [[http://www.webscription.net/10.1125/Baen/074347161X/074347161X___4.htm Viewed in a Harsh Light]] Light (TheReptilians)
# [[http://www.webscription.net/10.1125/Baen/074347161X/074347161X___5.htm Live and Let Spy]]
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# [[http://www.webscription.net/10.1125/Baen/074347161X/074347161X___6.htm Mirror Image]] Image (basilisks)


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# [[http://www.baen.com/Bait_and_Switch.asp Bait and Switch]]
27th Nov '14 10:29:01 PM Bissek
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* InhumanableAlienRights: "Trial Run" establishes the legal precedent that non-humans have the same legal right to self-defense as humans - [[spoiler:and the same right to be prosecuted for acts of violence which do ''not'' fall under the legal definition of self-defense]].
13th Nov '14 7:41:00 PM Bissek
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* CourtroomEpisode: "Trial Run" has Jason defending a werewolf in court, mainly because he wants to establish the precedent that non-humans have rights. [[spoiler:After successfully proving that his client's killing a would-be rapist armed with a silver-alloy knife qualified as legitimate self-defense, he has her re-arrested for some unjustifiable killings she had committed.]]


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* IGaveMyWord: Werewolves take oaths made in the king's name ''very'' seriously... because anyone who breaks any such oath without Virigar's explicit permission will have to answer to him.
20th Sep '14 1:43:23 PM kjnoren
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The Jason Wood stories make up part of a multiverse that includes ''Literature/PhoenixRising''.
12th Sep '13 12:07:00 PM kjnoren
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* TheMultiverse: the Jason Wood stories are set in an Earth similar to ours, but there is a severed connection to Zarathan, the world of ''Literature/PhoenixRising''.
21st Aug '13 10:29:20 PM PaulA
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A series of short stories by Creator/RykESpoor in which everyday hero Jason Wood battles mythological monsters with modern technical know-how. The first six stories are collected in ''Digital Knight'', published by Creator/BaenBooks, and are online as part of the Baen Free Library. Two more are available free from Spoor's blog. A greatly expanded and revised version of ''Digital Knight', titled ''Paradigms Lost'', will be released in 2014.

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A series of short stories by Creator/RykESpoor in which everyday hero Jason Wood battles mythological monsters with modern technical know-how. The first six stories are collected in ''Digital Knight'', published by Creator/BaenBooks, and are online as part of the Baen Free Library. Two more are available free from Spoor's blog. A greatly expanded and revised version of ''Digital Knight', Knight'', titled ''Paradigms Lost'', will be released in 2014.
21st Aug '13 10:28:57 PM PaulA
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A series of short stories by Creator/RykESpoor in which everyday hero Jason Wood battles mythological monsters with modern technical know-how. The first six stories are collected in ''Digital Knight'', published by Creator/BaenBooks, and are online as part of the Baen Free Library. Two more are available free from Spoor's blog. A greatly expanded and revised version of ''Digital Knight', titled _Paradigms Lost_, will be released in 2014.

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A series of short stories by Creator/RykESpoor in which everyday hero Jason Wood battles mythological monsters with modern technical know-how. The first six stories are collected in ''Digital Knight'', published by Creator/BaenBooks, and are online as part of the Baen Free Library. Two more are available free from Spoor's blog. A greatly expanded and revised version of ''Digital Knight', titled _Paradigms Lost_, ''Paradigms Lost'', will be released in 2014.
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