Saturday, May 16, 2015

Review of The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Dreadnought

Author:  Jack Campbell.
Title:  The Lost Fleet:  Beyond the Frontier:  Dreadnought.
Publisher:  Ace Science Fiction.
Copyright:  2011.
Pages:  368.
Price:  $7.99 (US).

Overview and Impressions:

The Lost Fleet:  Beyond the Frontier:  Dreadnought was the beginning of a new series for Jack Campbell.  It featured Admiral John "Black Jack" Geary leading a victorious Alliance fleet into unknown space to find out more about the alien "Enigma" amphibians.  There were political dealings and the occasional rescue of Alliance prisoners from Syndicate space as the fleet progressed through human space.  Geary's forces finally encountered the Enigma as they went beyond human space into the aliens' territory.  In one star system, the Alliance fleet rescues a group of human survivors the Enigma had captured and held captive inside a hollowed asteroid.  The book ends with Geary being confronted by another alien force protecting a jump way his fleet intended to use.

Dreadnought was a good read.  I started with The Lost Star series and worked my way back to The Lost Fleet:  Beyond the Frontier.  There was also the original The Lost Fleet series that started with Black Jack Geary being revived from a hundred year hypersleep in deep space.  The Alliance slowly lost a century long conflict to the Syndicate Worlds.  Until Geary intervenes and led the Alliance to victory.  How that happened is the story of The Lost Fleet...

Recommended for military science-fiction fans.

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