Overview - "One of the best military science fiction series on the market," ( Monsters and Critics ) The Lost Fleet delivers thrilling combat on a grand space opera scale. Now, Admiral John "Black Jack" Geary embarks on a brand new mission--to defend the Alliance from itself--in New York Times bestselling author Jack Campbell's latest action-packed novel... Read more...
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"One of the best military science fiction series on the market," (Monsters and Critics) The Lost Fleet delivers thrilling combat on a grand space opera scale. Now, Admiral John "Black Jack" Geary embarks on a brand new mission--to defend the Alliance from itself--in New York Times bestselling author Jack Campbell's latest action-packed novel...
Two Syndicate World star systems have fallen prey to a mysterious fleet of warships--a fleet controlled entirely by artificial intelligence--that is now targeting Alliance space. The warships are no mystery to Geary. They were developed by his government to ensure security, but malfunctioned. If the Syndics learn the truth, the war with the Alliance will resume with a vengeance.
As the government attempts to conceal the existence of the A.I. warships--and its role in their creation--Geary pursues them, treading a fine line between mutiny and obedience. But it soon becomes clear that his fleet is no match for the firepower of the machine-piloted armada.
With the help of the Dancer species of aliens, Geary has tracked the A.I. ships to their secret base in the supposedly mythical Unity Alternate star system where his fleet, the last hope of the Alliance's future, will end the conflict at any cost...
- ISBN-13: 9780425260548
- ISBN-10: 0425260542
- Publisher: Ace Books
- Publish Date: May 2015
- Page Count: 323
- Dimensions: 1 x 6.5 x 9.25 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
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Campbell’s fifth SF novel in the Beyond the Frontier branch of the Lost Fleet series (after Steadfast) is a well-written military SF story that never gets snagged on its complex backstory. John “Black Jack” Geary was thawed out after a century of cryonic preservation to help lead the interstellar Alliance to victory over the Syndicate. Peace never lasts, however, and now Geary’s fleet must face some mysterious AI-controlled ships patterned after the Black Jack of legend. To complicate matters, malware attacks are used to disrupt communications among Geary’s ships, and human spies further undermine trust. Teaming up with the alien Dancers, Geary and his forces move against their enemies and take the story into space-opera territory. Campbell fully understands the implications of 3-D combat in space, including the orbital mechanics and vast distances involved, without ever succumbing to a dry recitation of mathematics. Military intelligence may be an oxymoron to some, but this novel demonstrates that intelligent military SF is entirely possible. Agent: Joshua Bilmes, JABberwocky. (May)