Dreadnaught (Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier Series #1)

Dreadnaught (Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier Series #1)

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by Jack Campbell
     
 

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The Alliance woke Captain John “Black Jack” Geary from cryogenic sleep to take command of the fleet in the century-long conflict against the Syndicate Worlds. Now, Admiral Geary’s victory has earned him the adoration of the people—and the enmity of politicians convinced that a living hero can be a very inconvenient thing…

The war

Overview

The Alliance woke Captain John “Black Jack” Geary from cryogenic sleep to take command of the fleet in the century-long conflict against the Syndicate Worlds. Now, Admiral Geary’s victory has earned him the adoration of the people—and the enmity of politicians convinced that a living hero can be a very inconvenient thing…

The war may be over, but Geary and his newly christened First Fleet have been ordered back into action to investigate the aliens occupying the far side of Syndic space and determine how much of a threat they represent to the Alliance. And while the Syndic Worlds are no longer united, individually they may be more dangerous than ever before.

Geary knows that members of the military high command and the government question his loyalty to the Alliance and fear him staging a coup—so he can’t help but wonder if the fleet is being deliberately sent on a suicide mission…

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“[Dreadnaught] delivers everything fans expect from Black Jack Geary and more.”Monsters & Critics “The story line is as always faster than the speed of light.”Alternative Worlds “Campbell combines the best parts of military SF and grand space opera to launch a new adventure series.” Publishers Weekly
eloquence reviews

“[Dreadnaught] delivers everything fans expect from Black Jack Geary and more.”
Monsters & Critics

“The story line is as always faster than the speed of light.”
Alternative Worlds

“Campbell combines the best parts of military SF and grand space opera to launch a new adventure series.”
Publishers Weekly

Monsters & Critics
[Dreadnaught] delivers everything fans expect from Black Jack Geary and more.
Alternative Worlds
The story line is as always faster than the speed of light.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937007492
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/24/2012
Series:
Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier Series, #1
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
123,044
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 4.10(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
“[Dreadnaught] delivers everything fans expect from Black Jack Geary and more.”Monsters & Critics “The story line is as always faster than the speed of light.”Alternative Worlds
“Campbell combines the best parts of military SF and grand space opera to launch a new adventure series.”
Publishers Weekly

Meet 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 lives with his family in Maryland.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
E-Books should NEVER cost more than a paperback!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
harstan More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree e books should be cheaper then the paperback. But i will say i enjoy the series.
2imagine More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed all of the series and can't wait for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The detail of fleet movement is believable
Drewano More than 1 year ago
Overall I was a bit disappointed in this book. My first complaint is that it’s listed as the first book in a series (The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier #1) but it’s really the continuation of another series so while it tried give the reader enough background on the characters I felt it came up a bit short in that respect (what’s up with the whole ancestor thing?). Second was for a sci-fi book the technology felt a bit bland. Where is the item(s) which makes me think “damn I hope I’m alive when they come up with that”? Third is that whole book is a bit slow. There are some action scenes and some high drama items but I felt for a space-military book it was overall a bit slow. All this considered it was a solid three stars then came my biggest pet peeve where the book doesn’t resolve anything at the end. I can’t stand it when I’ve felt like I’ve invested all this time (and money) into a book which is just meant to get me to buy the next one so sadly I had to bump it down to two stars. On the flip side it is well written and the story is interesting and I think would fit in great as part of the series just not on it’s own.
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vito More than 1 year ago
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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