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The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Dreadnaught (Lost Fleet Beyond/Frontier 1) Paperback – 9 Sep 2011

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (9 Sept. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857681362
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857681362
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,316 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The fleet action is what Campbell does really well, and in a way that no other SF writer has really captured. He takes account remarkably convincingly of the tactical effect the speed of light has on space warfare, the way it affects what you can see and allows you to hide your movements behind a time delay." --Book Geeks

About the Author

Jack Campbell is the pseudonym for John G. Hemry, a retired Naval officer and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. As Jack Campbell, he writes The Lost Fleet series of military science fiction novels. He also wrote the Stark's War and Paul Sinclair series under his real name.


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The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Dreadnaught (or simply Dreadnaught as I will refer to it from now on!) is the new book in Jack Campbell's Lost Fleet setting, although this book kicks off a new trilogy set after the events of the original six book series. To say that this book was a highly anticipated release would be a gross understatement, I imported it as soon as I could and cracked it open and plowed through it in barely a few days. I'm a huge fan of the series and I thoroughly enjoyed Dreadnaught, despite the few little problems I had with it.

The events of Victorious are just behind us, and Geary and Desjani are now married and have spent a whirlwind honeymoon on Desjani's home planet, despite the constant attempts of the government to get Geary back to answer their questions and accept new orders. But in the end they have to return for Geary to face his superiors and find out just what his new orders are, and it's not quite what he expected. With his promotion to Admiral he is given command of the fleet, plus some extra ships, and tasked with finding out more about the alien race on the other side of Syndic space, how far their borders extend and whether they can hold peaceful negotiations. Of course, things don't go as smoothly as hoped for Geary and his fleet...

Dreadnaught picks up about a month after Victorious and continues the events from that book pretty much uninterrupted. Some of the fleet are still eager to overthrow the government and put Geary in charge of everything, even with Geary not wanting this.
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The Lost Fleet Beyond the Frontier - Dreadnaught

To start with, this is a good read; Jack Campbell has mastered that bit.
However, not only does this book launch what's supposed to be a trilogy covering an unwanted extra mission, as Admiral Geary and his war-weary fleet are no sooner home from finally winning the century-old war against the Syndics (other humans) than they are dispatched on an armed reconnaisance of space controlled by the newly-discovered and hostile "Enigma" race of aliens; a political intrigue thread also sets up an obvious further trilogy or more about ominous political developments in the Fleet's home of the "Alliance" and its wartime allies. This is fine, this is interesting, but it is also half the book before the first Hell-lance is fired.

The other trouble is this: The Enigmas will destroy their own ships and even colonies, rather than have humans, or any other race, learn anything about them. In the preceeding six book series, where the Enigmas were initially a vaguely-sensed threat beyond the very active war that was being fought, the secrecy of the Enigmas added something. Once their space is entered, in huge force (albeit with worn-out ships) The relentless non-discovery of any useful information other than that the Enigma become more hostile the more you try to make friends, is a little disappointing. However, things do pick up in the final chapter, when Admiral Geary takes his fleet, with a large Enigma fleet apparently hot on its heels, through a jump point to another system, whose occupants have arrayed some truly stunning firepower which is promptly unleashed on anything at all entering from Enigma space.

This bodes somewhat better for the next book in the trilogy, which I anticipate reading as soon as it's available in a Kindle edition.
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I absolutely love this series and pretty much chain-read them all as quickly as possible and lent them to friends with gusto. However I found this new post-syndic war installment a little stilted, without much in the way of action. Campbell is the master at space battle descriptions and ratcheting up the tension throughout a book in between the engagements, but there just isn't enough of this in Dreadnaught by a long chalk. Instead we are treated to a lot of political shenanigans, but frankly the ensemble doesn't have the depth to pull these off with any degree narrative impetus. Campbell just isn't a John le Carre and should really stick to what he's truly good at. I feel terrible writing such a review when I have so thoroughly enjoyed the other Black-Jack Geary books but there you go, it was good whilst it lasted. I wonder what the Stark series is like?
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Good Price Offer on this series so I bought it and enjoyed re-reading it on Kindle. Let us hope that we can have the Series continue reasonably quickly,it would be good to see further developments as to the Human Political structures and also some progress as to the Aliens.
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Black Jack is a great character. He is good. He is honourable. He is humble. He is smart. Gosh - almost too good to be true! Can't help but love Black Jack the reluctant hero. He wants to believe in goodness and hold true to his faith in his ancestors. As I have read each of the books, I keep waiting for him to slip from all that goodness.
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First up, there is not a lot of point reading this if you have not read the original 6-book Lost Fleet series first: this is a sequel series, and cannot stand alone. If you have read Lost Fleet before, well, this is more of the same: a mixture of political intrigue and military sci-fi that works surprisingly well. It has no particular political axes to grind (cf Honor Harrington) and you get the feeling that stupid is more likely than "evil" on the political conflict side of the story.

As to the story itself...well, Black Jack is back, having won a century-old war, returned respect to the laws of war, and, as a result, having scared the pants off the current government of the Alliance, who fear a coup the military longs for and acceptable, if not desirable, to the public at large. Faced with that problem, and the unresolved issue of the Enigma alien race, Geary gets orders to take a fleet and scout out the alien situation, thereby killing two birds with one stone. Oh, and the ships are old and wearing out. And please divert over there and pick up a pile of troublesome VIP former prisoners of war, please.

The space battle action is a little light on here, to be honest, probably due to a need to create a little scene setting and explain exactly why we are doing this all over again. It's the curiosity of finding out more about the aliens that is all important, rather than obtaining military victories per se. Still, the book ends with a set-piece battle...literally, it stops on a cliffhanger as soon as its all over. The sequel, Invincible is out now in hardback and UK trade paper, and I assume the MMP is out in May 2013. For one, I cant wait.
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