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  1. Vertigo

    Shattered Spear by Jack Campbell

    Shattered Spear is the fourth book in Campbell’s Lost Stars series, a spinoff from his Lost Fleet series. Led by President Iceni and General Drakon, the Midway star system continues to consolidate its rebellion against the Syndicate Worlds. The threat of those Syndicate Worlds is compounded by...
  2. Vertigo

    Imperfect Sword by Jack Campbell

    This is Jack Campbell at his best. I thoroughly enjoyed this latest romp in his Lost Stars spin-off series. The characters are all fleshing out nicely – sympathetic and believable – the action, both space and planet based is fast, exciting and never too drawn out. In fact I think this is...
  3. Vertigo

    Perilous Shield by Jack Campbell

    Perilous Shield is Campbell’s second book in his Lost Stars spin off from the Lost Fleet series and, whilst it has several intersecting points with that series, is addressing almost completely different issues. Its foundation is the collapse of the Syndicate Worlds government and, though they do...
  4. Vertigo

    Tarnished Knight by Jack Campbell

    Though set in the same universe as his successful Lost Fleet series, Campbell has here produced something very different; where Lost Fleet was dominated by big fleet battles, the battles in Tarnished Knight are on a much smaller scale and the ground battles are every bit as important as the...
  5. Vertigo

    Leviathan by Jack Campbell

    Leviathan is the fifth and, I believe, the last in The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier series though Campbell has certainly left himself plenty of scope to return and continue with another chapter in the life of Black Jack Geary separate from the spin off Lost Stars series. Throughout the two...
  6. Brian G Turner

    Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier by Jack Campbell

    I really enjoyed the six books in Jack Campbell's original Lost Fleet series - good-paced reading, with a memorably clever insight on how the speed of light limits visual and communications readings. Geary was an easy first person character to follow, and there's good tension between...
  7. Vertigo

    Dreadnaught by Jack Campbell

    Dreadnought is the first book in Jack Campbell’s Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier series which follows on from his Lost Fleet series. This is intelligent military space opera written by an ex naval officer with the action is very much at the fleet level rather the individual level. Which is fine...
  8. portman

    The lost fleet

    As I mentioned in my introductions thread, I've not read any serious Sci-fi for years - nothing that've been able to get into at any rate. However, I was in my local Bookshop the other day and picked up a copy of Jack Campbell's 'Dauntless' - the first the the 'Lost fleet' series. I put away...
  9. Anthony G Williams

    The Lost Fleet: Dauntless by Jack Campbell

    I hadn't heard of Jack Campbell until I read a recent recommendation from the Classic Science Fiction discussion group, but I was intrigued that he was so highly rated as a writer of military SF, so I bought the first book of his Lost Fleet series, Dauntless, first published in 2006. The...
  10. Fishbowl Helmet

    Campbell's Lost Fleet: Idiocracy or Idiot Plot?

    Okay, on recent recommendations in another thread I started reading Jack Campbell's Lost Fleet series, starting with Dauntless. Minor spoilers of the first 20 or so pages. The main character Captain "Black Jack" Geary, was lost, floating around in a cryo pod for 100-years while a space war...
  11. Rodders

    Jack Campbell's Lost Fleet

    I couldn't see any posts on this, so i thought that i'd start one. I've seen these books about alot recently and have just finished the Dauntless. A very enjoyable book in my opinion. Sort of a cross between Battlestar Galactica and The Seafort saga. Anyone else have any thoughts? (I like the...
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