Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier (Beyond the Frontier #1)
The Alliance woke Captain John "Black Jack" Geary from cryogenic sleep to take command of the fleet in the century-long conflict against the Syndicate Worlds. Now Fleet Admiral Geary's victory has earned him the adoration of the people-and th...more
Dreadnought is a book I would describe as being basically slightly disappointing. Now the copy I read was lent to me by a friend and to be honest I would probably take an even less favorable view if I'd actually forked over money for it.
The original series I found to have a few problems (at least one book too long in my opinion) but basically enjoyable. Dreadnought picks up right where the Lost Fleet left off and opens very well. The Alliance is victorious in a generatio...more
I was drawn back to the new book Dreadnaught, as I quite enjoyed the overall series of the Lost Fleet. The story of Dreadnaught happens almost right after the first series end, with Black Jack Geary heading back with the fleet to discover more about the enigma aliens.
This book did not focus on gigantic interstellar battles like the previous one...more
As was the case with his previous series, once I started reading the book, I couldn't put it down. This series is SciFi Military reading candy at it best.
So, what do I like about it? Well, besides interesting characters, an intriguing mystery and well-...more
But now the Alliance is beginning to unravel, the government is trying to drastically cut back on military spending -- and the politicians are understandably worried that Geary may go all Caesar on them. So they bundle him up with his loya...more
‘Dreadnaught’ finds Geary promoted to Fleet Admiral with the adoration of the people and the mistrust and suspicion of politicians who are convinced that a liv...more
At the end of the previous series, our hero, 'Black Jack' Geary, has successfully lead the fleet to victory over the Syndics, but also over the aliens who had been manipulating both sides of the 100 year long war. So what's a successful admiral to do now? (Besides marry Capt Tanya Desjani, that is).
The government of the Alliance is scared to death of Geary--he is sooo popular that he could easily stage a co...more
Jack Campbell continues his space opera series with the seventh book in the series. John "Black Jack" Geary has successfully defeated the Syndic worlds as an Alliance commander. Now, he is going to seek out the aliens who supported the Syndics. This is classic space opera. Black Jack is the hero out of time, a common theme in science fiction. He was awoken out of frozen sleep after 100 years to lead the Alliance to victory. This them...more
Having returned to Earth the politicians had to do something with Black Jack Geary because he was just too powerful after this triumphant return with what remained of th...more
It's true that there isn't so much action here as we saw in the first series. The great battles involving fleets of ships aren't so common here (though we do have some conflict with the "alien" race mostly in the last third of the book). I think I'm interested...more
5 Stars--the book had a profound impact on me. It touched me on some special level and lingered with me long after I'd finished reading it.
4 Stars--I loved this book. If I don't own it, I will buy it so I can read it again and again.
3 Stars--I enjoyed the book but may have had an issue or two with it.
2 Stars--I had more than a few issues with it.
1 Stars--I hated it.
WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
The Alliance woke Captain John "Black Jack" Geary from cryogenic sleep to take command of the fl...more
Geary and Desjani are married. One would think that there is room for a little more emotion - yet they apparently still have separate staterooms, and never, never...more
So at the end Victorious, and likely...more
Thankfully, I was hugely disappointed :) This was just as good as the previous books, and in some ways, better. There was not nearly as much explicit space battle tactics explained in painful detail. Whoohoo!
Geary is still Geary and dealing with a government that doesn't want him, balancing those who hate him, love him, want...more
All of the main characters, that survived the previous books, are back in this new story, complete with most of the same feelings and animosities about the other characters. A couple of new additions are made during the course of the book, but they're...more
Beyond the Frontier series - The Alliance woke Captain John "Black Jack" Geary from cryogenic sleep to take command of the fleet in the conflict against the Syndicate Worlds. Now Geary's victory has earned him the adoration of the people-and the enmity of politicians convinced that a living hero can be...more
Then, before I knew it, I was 5 books into the series in less than a month, waiting for the 6th to come out.
This book is, I suppose, the 7th.
It follows the career of John 'Black Jack' Geary, as he finds himself, after a major adventure, being sent on another adventure. Hard to keep from putting spoilers in there, but that should sum up.. pretty much every sequel there is...
The books are m...more
Of course, now I have to buy the next in the series. Which I would have...more
For Geary and his familiar side-kicks, confronting the Enigma race proves difficult. The Enigmas are secretive and go out of their way to prevent the Alliance Fleet f...more
This series used to be famous for having no character description at all. You never find out what anyone is supposed to look like. This book breaks that...more
Campbell creates an interesting set of challenges for Geary at the beginning of this new series, but the pace is somewhat slower...more
Still, once the action gets going, it's a nice read. This story shows more of an epic sweep than his previous novels, taking us through the murly political landscape of the Alliance, into the Darwinian political remna...more
This book continues the Lost Fleet series as it describes, (view spoiler)[ beyond the frontier with the 'Enigma Race' and into their territory. Due to the addition of a new species, new areas of space, and changes to the fleet, it brings new angles and interest to the series and the...more
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John G. Hemry is an American author of military science fiction novels. Drawing on his experience as a retired United States Navy officer, he has written the Stark's War and Paul Sinclair series....more
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'I had something earlier. Is that a Yanika Babiya?'
'No. It’s . . .' She squinted at the label. 'Spicy chicken curry.'
'A chicken curry ration bar? How are they?'
Taking a small bite, Desjani chewed slowly, pretending not to be aware that everyone on the bridge was watching her instead of staring at the representation of the alien hypernet gate. 'It’s definitely got curry in it. Spicy, not so much. Some of the other stuff tastes like chicken.'
'That doesn’t narrow it down too much, does it?' Geary said.
'Every kind of meat in a ration bar tastes like chicken, Captain,' Lieutenant Castries suggested. 'Except the chicken.'
'You’re right, Lieutenant,' Desjani said. 'Real chicken in ration bars tastes like, what, mutton?'
'Ham,' Yuon tossed in. 'Bad ham.'
'So this can’t be chicken because it tastes like chicken,' Desjani concluded.”