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Dauntless (Lost Fleet Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

All Around Outstanding Story: Strong Science, Ideals, and Action

While military science fiction is not usually my favorite SCIFI genre, I have in recent years become fascinated with it. I think it is because authors like Jack Campbell write such authentic, captivating stories. Mr. Campbell captures the current tone of a nation's m...
While military science fiction is not usually my favorite SCIFI genre, I have in recent years become fascinated with it. I think it is because authors like Jack Campbell write such authentic, captivating stories. Mr. Campbell captures the current tone of a nation's military concerns, especially 'tradition'. Tradition isn't something that just pops up in the last generation, it is the bedrock of a civilization's moral standards, no matter how other people and countries act. The loss of history and the breakdown in tradition and the military rules of war make the strange actions of the Admiral and other characters plausible, even inevitable. One critical measure of a great book, especially a great SCIENCE fiction novel, is how easily the story flows. The Lost Fleet: Dauntless fits the bill nicely, as the reader enjoys the story without having to pause in the reading process. The author is very knowledgeable about the SCIENCE needed for the story. Jack Campbell's describes ship movements and tactical training in a most realistic manner. These scenarios draw the reader into the story to 'see' what was happening as the ships move through space and time. For instance, Jack Campbell's descriptions of the direction of the ships' movements as a blue or red shift was very impressive. The author explained the concept in a way that didn't intrude on the flow of the fast paced action narrative. It was part of the story. Also, the details of equipment, situations and people really pulls the reader into the story. Jack Campbell is a most thoughtful author who has written a compelling story that makes the reader a participant who looks forward to the next part of the journey home.

posted by Anonymous on July 16, 2007

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Most Helpful Critical Review

6 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

When you're in desperate need of a good military sci-fi series....

When you've wrapped up all the Harringtons that Weber has graced us with thus far.... When you've done marching upcountry... When Drake and Moon have captivated you with their high-powered tales of space adventure filled with really fascinating characters and you just...
When you've wrapped up all the Harringtons that Weber has graced us with thus far.... When you've done marching upcountry... When Drake and Moon have captivated you with their high-powered tales of space adventure filled with really fascinating characters and you just plain Need something new and exciting.... Don't get this piece of trash! The thing that got me was the Elizabeth Moon quote on the cover. I Love Moon. Hope she got a real good buck for saying anything good about this garbage. The whole semi-religious pseudo-indian ancestor cult thing is very annoying. And, oh yeah, an Admiral is just going to stop in the middle of an attack and just take his staff over to the enemy to negotiate an end to hostilities when they've been at war for over a hundred years!!!! Idiocy. And just for kicks he's going to leave command of his entire fleet to someone who has been in hibernation for a hundred years. Uh-huh. Yeah, I'm buying that one. If you can persuade yourself to suspend reality enough to get past these and other bits of utter nonsense, then by all means, you should read this schlock. If, on the other hand you want something good try re-reading Enders Game for the third or fourth time. At least it's worthy. Something that this will never be.

posted by Anonymous on May 30, 2007

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2014

    Leen

    The Transfer jogged in, wearing casual Dauntless attire. Her long Abnegation hair was in a ponytail.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2014

    eris

    "Huh?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2014

    Alexandra

    Walks in and looks around. "So this is Dauntless, huh?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Elliot

    She ignored Peter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2014

    Peter

    "Well we ill have to SEE about that." He shouted back, proud of his joke.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2014

    Cristina

    Rolled her eyes. "Please, no public affection." She says patting Tris on the back. [Plus... you need to have them meet each other and stuff first. They don't start dating untill later. And, later implies problems. This looks pretty calm to me.]

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    Celia

    *Continues stabbing.*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    Uriah

    Walks in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2014

    Hunter

    Sneeks in unseen watching from the shadows

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2014

    Tris

    Y

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2014

    Tobias

    "Because you pulled away."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    Annabeth to uriah

    Hey

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2014

    DAUNTLESS ROOMS

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    Posted April 4, 2014




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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2014

    Striking

    Awaits

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2013

    A good short story

    This is a good short story. I have read all six books in the series and think that if he had combined 2 or 3 books into one it would have been great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2013

    I have read a number of military sci fi series, but none comes c

    I have read a number of military sci fi series, but none comes close to the story detail and involving personal side to this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2013

    I'm pretty hard to please, but this one struck me right where I

    I'm pretty hard to please, but this one struck me right where I wanted. A great story and plenty of conflict not only with his enemy but on board ship. Real life issues that made it almost believable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Great Series!

    Big SciFi reader here. I read the whole series . . . twice. Fast paced, plenty of action, some intrigue and good character development for the most part. I thought maybe Tanya's and Rione's background could have been developed more. I also like how Black Jack Geary has to deal with many personality types, snakes included, just as in the corporate world. Would have been 5 stars because most of the books are about half the length of typical sci fi books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    This is where it begins. . . great space si fi!!

    This is a great series. I got so wrapped up in the story I had to read every book of this series and feel my time wrapped up in the story of "Black Jack" was so worth it. Having Navy ties, only Jack Campbell could write such believable battle scenes.

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