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Book Title: Dreadnaught|
The author of the book: Jack Campbell
Edition: Titan Books
Date of issue: September 9th 2011
ISBN 13: 9780857681362
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 4.7
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Geary and the Fleet are back. With the War between the Syndicate and the Alliance finally over (thanks to Geary), our hero is hoping that he can finally catch some R&R. Unfortunately, forces are at work that are pushing him back into the far reaches of space. True, the war between the two human states is over, but the Syndicate worlds are descending into chaos with many star systems proclaiming their independence and Syndicate central government trying to maintain control. And, not to be overlooked, the Enigma race is still out there, lurking, just beyond the reach of human civilization.
These books capture the menace of the Enigma race very well. They are secretive, hidden, and possessing of technology beyond that of human understanding. That's exactly what I like to see in science fiction. An ominous mystery that needs to be unwrapped. What is the Enigma race? What happened to the humans who fell under Enigma control? How much of a threat are they? To answer these questions, Geary takes the fleet beyond the frontier of human space.
And the Enigma race really is done well. The author does not simply project human rationalizations on them. They are not Klingons or Vulcans. They are an alien race with an entirely different way of looking at things. This feels really authentic to me.
Finally, with these books I feel like a broken record. I like the mystery of the Enigma race. To be frank, I started the Beyond the Frontier books simply to find out who they are. I also like the inevitable space battles. The author has nailed combat at relativistic speeds. Of course, there are also things I don't like. The card board characters. The cheesy relationship between Geary and his Captain. These are really, really starting to get to me.
Three broadsides out of five.
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Read information about the authorJack Campbell is a pseudonym for American science fiction author John G. Hemry.
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John G. Hemry is an American author of military science fiction novels. Drawing on his experience as a retired United States Navy officer, he has written the Stark's War and Paul Sinclair series. Under the name Jack Campbell, he has written four volumes of the Lost Fleet series, and on his website names two more forthcoming volumes. He has also written over a dozen short stories, many published in Analog magazine, and a number of non-fiction works.
John G Hemry is a retired United States Navy officer. His father, Jack M. Hemry, also served in the navy and as John points out was a mustang. John grew up living in several places including Pensacola, San Diego, and Midway Island.
John graduated from Lyons High School in Lyons in 1974 then attended the US Naval Academy (Class of '78) where he was labeled 'the un-midshipman' by his roommates.
He lives in Maryland with his wife and three kids. His two eldest children are diagnosed as autistic and suffer from Neuro immune dysfunction syndrome (NIDS), an auto-immune ailment which causes their illness, but are progressing under treatment.
John is a member of the SFWA Musketeers whose motto reads: 'The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword, but the Wise Person Carries Both'.
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