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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# [[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)
# [[http://seawasp.livejournal.com/77356.html Shadow of Fear]] (things that go bump in the night)
# [[http://seawasp.livejournal.com/93705.html Trial Run]]
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!!Tropes in the Jason Wood series:

* BigBad: Virigar, the Werewolf King
* FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire: [[spoiler:Verne Domingo]] in "Gone in a Flash" and [[spoiler:Father Jonathan Turner]] in "Live and Let Spy".
* HorrifyingTheHorror: Even other monsters are terrified of Virigar.
* ImmuneToBullets: Pretty much every kind of supernatural menace. Lampshaded in "Mirror Image":
-->"I should have known, I should have known, you can ''never'' kill a monster with bullets, never, it's in the friggin' Monster Union Rules!"
* JustToyingWithThem: In "Trial Run", Virigar explicitly says he could kill Jason any time he likes, but that would be "unamusing".
* MagicalDatabase: Jason Wood is told that he can't find out stuff about vampires from a nice cross-indexed database somewhere, so he sets out to create one himself.
* 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''.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Virigar, of Jason Wood. There are occasions when the only thing keeping Jason alive is the fact that Virigar is the monster that other monsters have nightmares about.
* OurMonstersAreDifferent: A standard of the series, including both OurVampiresAreDifferent and OurWerewolvesAreDifferent.
* PatchworkStory: ''Digital Knight''
* PlayfulHacker: "The Jammer"
* PostModernMagik: The series is all about this.
* TheReptilians: In "Viewed in a Harsh Light".
* SilverBullet: Jason Wood makes some silver bullets first to fight a vampire (which didn't work) and then a werewolf (which did). He ran out of silver bullets while fighting the werewolf king, and was forced to improvise.
* SpotTheImpostor: Jason finds himself having to distinguish between his FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire and a werewolf doppelganger. [[spoiler:Having discovered by this point that silver bullets work on werewolves but not vampires, he [[KillUsBoth just shoots both of them]].]]
* ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight: In "Shadow of Fear"
* TheTimeOfMyths: In the backstory of the series; most of the supernatural stuff Jason encounters is connected to it one way or another, and some of the creatures are old enough to have personally been part of it.
* UnfazedEveryman: Jason Wood.
* TheUnmasquedWorld: After the 'Morgantown Incident' in "Photo Finish", everybody knows about the [[spoiler:werewolves]]. Other parts of the {{Masquerade}} also pass into public knowledge as the series progresses.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Werewolves, in this series, can take a variety of forms, and can imitate other people, down to their fingerprints ''and their DNA''.