The Lost Fleet by Jack Campbell
Beyond the Frontier: Dreadnaught

73%

7 Critic Reviews

Campbell combines the best parts of military SF and grand space opera to launch a new adventure series.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

View our feature on Jack Campbell's The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Dreadnaught.

The New York Times bestselling series that delivers "edge-of- your-seat combat" (Elizabeth Moon, author of the Vatta's War series).

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 the enmity of politicians convinced that a living hero can be a very inconvenient thing.

Geary knows that members of the military high command and the government question his loyalty to the Alliance and fear his staging a coup-so he can't help but wonder if the newly christened First Fleet is being deliberately sent to the far side of space on a suicide mission.

 

About Jack Campbell

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Jack Campbell graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis before serving with the surface fleet and in a variety of other assignments. He lives in Maryland.
 
Published April 26, 2011 by Ace. 449 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, War. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Lost Fleet
All: 7 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 1

Publishers Weekly

Good
on Mar 28 2011

Campbell combines the best parts of military SF and grand space opera to launch a new adventure series.

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Monsters and Critics

Good
on May 17 2011

Campbell is to be commended for another excellent addition to one of the best military science fiction series on the market.

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Starburst Magazine

Below average
Reviewed by Graeme Reynolds on Jan 15 2012

I was ready for a grand space opera with lots of military strategy, a little intrigue and lots of large scale battles in the inky void. What I got was bored. Very bored. Very quickly.

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The British Fantasy Society

Excellent
on Nov 30 2011

Campbell’s narrative is easy-flowing and absorbing from the outset. He manages to create a believable setting with ease and the story draws you in immediately.

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Geek Speak

Good
on Apr 28 2011

An invigorating return to the universe of Black Jack Geary and his ongoing political, emotional and military dramas.

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SciFi Online

Good
Reviewed by Charles Packer on Apr 11 2013

...once the ship set off it's not long before they are blowing the bejesus out of someone or other.

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Thinking About Books

Above average
Reviewed by David Marshall on Oct 01 2013

The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Dreadnaught delivers a thoughtful book on the politics of war and the management of the subsequent peace. What to do with standing armies has always been a headache. And I find myself recommending this to the broader SF community. This is not just military SF. Braces for strong reaction. It’s better than that!

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