Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Invincible

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Admiral John “Black Jack” Geary was revived from cryogenic sleep to lead the Alliance against the Syndicate Worlds. But his superiors question his loyalty to the regime. Now in command of the First Fleet, he is tasked with exploring the frontier beyond Syndic space, a mission he fears deliberately puts the fleet—and himself—in harm’s way...
 
An encounter with the alien enigmas confirms Geary’s fears. Attacked without warning, he orders ...

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Overview

Admiral John “Black Jack” Geary was revived from cryogenic sleep to lead the Alliance against the Syndicate Worlds. But his superiors question his loyalty to the regime. Now in command of the First Fleet, he is tasked with exploring the frontier beyond Syndic space, a mission he fears deliberately puts the fleet—and himself—in harm’s way...
 
An encounter with the alien enigmas confirms Geary’s fears. Attacked without warning, he orders the fleet to jump star systems—only to enter the crosshairs of another hostile alien armada. Ignoring the First Fleet’s peaceful communications, this species sends its ships into battle while it guards the exiting jump point with a fortress of incalculable power. Now Geary must find a way to reach the jump point without massive casualties—even though the enigmas could be waiting on the other side…

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Continuing the deep-space adventures of Admiral John "Black Jack" Geary and company (Beyond the Frontier: Dreadnaught, 2011, etc.). Having defeated--or at least fought to a standstill--the alien "enigmas" in the previous book, Geary has taken his battered fleet through hyperspace only to run headlong into a second hostile alien race. While attempting to unravel the politics behind the Alliance's orders that has brought him here, Geary must contend with a race that numbers in the tens of billions; worse, they have super-battleships vastly larger than anything he can bring to bear--and they have technology that can divert kinetic energy weapons. Another big problem for Geary and his captains is that their ships were built only for a limited operational lifetime, and that limit is rapidly being reached, with equipment failure an ever-present danger. Still waiting in the wings: a third star-faring alien race. Even if Geary can find some way to cope, the fleet is still a long way from home, with both the enigmas and the remnants of the Syndics between them and their destination. And when--if--they do get home, Geary isn't sure he can trust anyone in the Alliance. Campbell describes the battles--and there are plenty of them--clearly and precisely, but conveys no visceral sense of what it feels like to be in one. The tension racks up with never a hint that Geary feels it or that the good guys might actually lose. And along with some memorably intriguing aliens, the human characters are plentiful rather than highly developed. We're offered little hint of how any of this advanced technology might actually work. Maybe you have to read all the previous books. Absorbing rather than gripping, although neither series addicts nor newcomers will be disappointed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425256473
  • Publisher: Ace
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Series: Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier Series , #8
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 135,154
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack Campbell

“Jack Campbell” is the pen name of John G. Hemry, a retired naval officer who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis before serving with the surface fleet and in a variety of other assignments. He is the author of The Lost Fleet series as well as the Stark’s War series and the Paul Sinclair series. His short fiction appears frequently in Analog magazine. He lives with his indomitable wife and three children in Maryland.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2011

    This book is OVERPRICED for an E-book!

    E-Books should NEVER cost more than a paperback!

    15 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    I really want to read this book all his others were so good but

    I really want to read this book all his others were so good but i refuse to pay more for a nook book than a paper back ill just find a used copy

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    Ebooks

    I agree e books should be cheaper then the paperback. But i will say i enjoy the series.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 29, 2011

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    The Lost Fleet turns from military science fiction to Star Trekking Beyond the Frontier

    The war is over and the Alliance won thanks mostly due to the strong military leadership of Admiral John "Black Jack" Geary (see six books of The Lost Fleet Syndicate Worlds war). As his reward, the popular officer is assigned command and control of the newly commissioned First Fleet.

    However, the Alliance political leaders who were grateful to Geary for the tough war decisions do not want a popular war hero hanging amongst them. They order Geary and his First Fleet to enter into the far rim of Syndic space allegedly to investigate alien occupation. Geary understands though the combat with the Syndicate Worlds is over with the enemy shattered, entering the deepest sector is suicide. Making the mission even more perilous is his unit has been supplied with inferior equipment and orders that stifle accomplishment while increasing risk.

    With a great space rotation, The Lost Fleet turns from military science fiction to Star Trekking Beyond the Frontier. The story line is as always faster than the speed of light as hostilities remain extremely high even with the war over; as Black Jack's previous political supporters want him out of town. Jack Campbell creates a terrific unexpected spin to his great outer space saga as the formerly Lost Fleet now The First Fleet is sent by armchair leaders to die.

    Harriet Klausner

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    I havent read this yet

    I havent read this yet but i kinda hope everyone dies

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2011

    Lost Fleet is a great series

    I have enjoyed all of the series and can't wait for more.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2012

    I'm hooked!

    This book is a great read really intense! I could not put the book down, ended up going to bed t about 2am and had to go to work the next day. It was worth it! Just purchased the rest of the series. Looking forward to reading them all.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2013

    The first in a series that is "space opera" at its bes

    The first in a series that is "space opera" at its best.  Well-choreographed battles, thoughtfully drawn characters, and intriguing plot lines.  I didn't think they wrote 'em like this anymore; happily, I was wrong.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    $$$$$

    Have not even read it yet but have enjoyed the previous editions. TO MUCH MONEY FOR "E-BOOKS" So yea, buy the printed versions and you will save enough money to buy . . more books! That's what readers do B&N!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2012

    Great Series

    Great characters, plot, strategy, well written, engaging, couldn't put it down. Read the entire series in a few days.

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  • Posted December 27, 2011

    Outstanding reading for the sci fi series readers,book 7

    The series sets up a reality, sets up increasing obstacles for the Hero to overcome and is a good way to escape. This is book 7 and I eagerly await each one that comes out to see what "Black Jack" has to overcome. The battles are quite realistic for big space battles, not star warish, that at least keep maneuvering and most weapons tied to phnysics principles. Use of tactics is quite logical and realistic if thought about in real world tactics.

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

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    Continues a great series - worth checking out.

    I picked up the first book at the airport a number of years ago. I was hooked. A great concept and each book has gotten better.

    Now that the Lost Fleet is home they are called on to leave on a mission to better understand the aliens or is it all a political move by Senate leaders?

    Good character's have been developed through the series with some great battle scenes and human interaction. I can't wait to see what happens next.

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  • Posted July 1, 2011

    Awesome

    I picked up The Lost Fleet series on the advice of a book about writing science fiction and fantasy. It said to pick up something I wouldn't normally read and try it. I am forever grateful I did. This first in the follow on series is more than I was hoping for. The characters fit the world they are placed in. The action is awesome to read. The humor is great. I bought it online, waited,(impatiently) for it to arrive, and the only reason I put it down was when I went to church. Though I came home and finished reading it before going to bed. I have one complaint. It ended. Now I have to wait until the next one. I highly recommend this and the series that gave birth to this. You will not be disappointed.

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