John G. Hemry alias Jack Campbell (Author)

John G. Hemry "Jack Campbell" from "Science Fiction Changes Everything?" Reiter's Books I have been following Jack Campbell’s Lost Fleet Series since about 2006. Lost fleet is coming to an end next month and a new begining in a new series Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier. He also have a contract for another series in the same universe called Phoenix Stars.

Now I want to check out the other material he has written, there is a JAG in space series, Paul Sinclair and Stark’s War about a professional soldier.

He writes pretty straight forward enjoyable military science fiction with better than average characterization.

Pseudonyms

  • Jack Campbell
  • J. G. Hemry
  • John Hemry

Series

Lost Fleet

The Alliance has been fighting the Syndics for a century – and losing badly. Now its fleet is crippled and stranded in enemy territory. Their only hope is a man who’s emerged from a century-long hibernation to find he had been heroically idealized beyond belief . Captain John “Black Jack” Geary’s legendary exploits are known to every schoolchild. Revered for his heroic “last stand” in the early days of the war, he was presumed dead. But a century later, Geary miraculously returns from survival hibernation and reluctantly takes command of the Alliance fleet as it faces annihilation by the Syndics. Appalled by the hero-worship around him, Geary is nevertheless a man who will do his duty. And he knows that bringing the stolen Syndic hypernet key safely home is the Alliance’s one chance to win the war. But to do that, Geary will have to live up to the impossibly heroic “Black Jack” legend.

  1. Dauntless
  2. Fearless
  3. Courageous
  4. Valiant
  5. Relentless
  6. Victorious (April 2010)

Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier

New series(2010) that follows Black Jack and his companions after the events in Victorious. I expect that will deal with the mysterious aliens.

The Phoenix Stars

New series (2010) set in formerly Syndic star system as the people there cope with the ongoing collapse of the Syndic Worlds

Links

  • Once I started on this series, I was hooked. Book 6 comes out in just a couple of weeks; I can’t wait! In fact, I emailed the author to tell him so, and he was a great guy to talk to. He even agreed to do an interview! But he’s notoriously tight-lipped over the origin of the “Black Jack” moniker…

  • Once I started on this series, I was hooked. Book 6 comes out in just a couple of weeks; I can’t wait! In fact, I emailed the author to tell him so, and he was a great guy to talk to. He even agreed to do an interview! But he’s notoriously tight-lipped over the origin of the “Black Jack” moniker…

  • What a great finale! John (aka Jack) has lost none of his wonderful touch crafting story, plot and characters. His characters’ voices are unique as is the galaxy he has created. Fast moving, with stunning detail makes the Alliance vs. Syndic vs. Alien universe believable and downright fun. A great summer, fall, winter or spring read. As an alternative, listen to Christian Rummel’s magnificent audio book performance. Cheers! Jamie

  • What a great finale! John (aka Jack) has lost none of his wonderful touch crafting story, plot and characters. His characters’ voices are unique as is the galaxy he has created. Fast moving, with stunning detail makes the Alliance vs. Syndic vs. Alien universe believable and downright fun. A great summer, fall, winter or spring read. As an alternative, listen to Christian Rummel’s magnificent audio book performance. Cheers! Jamie

  • I forgot to mention how much I enjoyed John’s comments at the beginning of each book. Since I listen to the audio book versions, it’s great to hear the author’s thoughts in his voice. Well done!

    Cheers! Jamie

  • I forgot to mention how much I enjoyed John’s comments at the beginning of each book. Since I listen to the audio book versions, it’s great to hear the author’s thoughts in his voice. Well done!

    Cheers! Jamie

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