Jack Campbell (retired US Navy officer John G. Hemry) writes modern space opera, science fiction, military science fiction and fantasy, and science fantasy.
After eleven books in The Lost Fleet and Beyond The Frontier in the last ten years, Leviathan marks not an end, but a pause point. I need time to figure out where to go next, how far forward to take the story, and what to explore that will involve new adventures and new challenges. (Besides, Black Jack really deserves a break.)
While I'm working on that, I'll be writing a new trilogy set in the Lost Fleet universe. The First Stars will be set centuries before the events in The Lost Fleet, showing the events, challenges, and people who led a bunch of fiercely independent star systems to first form the Alliance, as well as the first clashes between the Alliance and the expanding Syndicate Worlds.
There is more of a frontier feel to this time, with star systems still being colonized and closer ties to the older star systems and Earth itself. But it's still the Lost Fleet universe, with all of the elements that have made that series stand out. More to follow!
Book four of The Lost Stars was published in May, 2016. Many unfinished issues are finally resolved. Some of those in the story will not survive. Others will, at last, figure out the answers to questions they have long wrestled with. Shattered Spear marks both an end and a beginning.
This is still in development and, hopefully, the first issue will come out in 2016. The Lost Fleet comic series will feature new stories I've written that take place outside the novels of The Lost Fleet and Beyond The Frontier. Some of the questions asked about what happened to certain characters may finally be answered.
The first three books of my new science fantasy series The Pillars of Reality have already appeared. More Details
“One of the best military science fiction series on the market.”
– Monsters and Critics
The Lost Fleet delivers thrilling combat on a grand space opera scale. Iin The The Lost Fleet: Leviathan, Admiral John "Black Jack" Geary embarks on a brand new mission – to defend the Alliance from itself – in New York Times best-selling author Jack Campbell's latest action-packed novel. Read an excerpt from Chapter One of The Lost Fleet: Leviathan
The audio version of Dragons Of Dorcastle by New York Times best-selling author Jack Campbell was published in December 2014.
For centuries, the two Great Guilds have controlled the world of Dematr. The Mechanics and the Mages have been bitter rivals, agreeing only on the need to keep the world they rule from changing. But now a Storm approaches, one that could sweep away everything that humans have built on Dematr. Only one person has any chance of uniting enough of the world behind her to stop the Storm, but the Great Guilds and many others will stop at nothing to defeat her. Find out more.
The wait is over. New York Times best-selling author Jack Campbell continues his action-packed spin-off to The Lost Fleet series as the Syndicate's civil war threatens to spread even farther into the final frontier.
President Gwen Iceni and General Artur Drakon have successfully liberated the Midway Star System – but the former rulers of the Syndicate Worlds won't surrender the region without a fight. The dictatorial regime has ordered the ex-Syndicate CEOs terminated with extreme prejudice and the system's citizens punished for their defiance.
Outnumbered and led by junior officers hastily promoted in the wake of the uprising, Midway's warships are no match for the fleet massing and preparing to strike. But the Syndicate isn't the only threat facing Iceni and Drakon. Another former CEO has taken control of the Ulindi Star System, the first calculated move toward establishing his own little empire.
With Drakon's ground forces dispatched to Ulindi, Midway erupts in violence as Syndicate agents and other, unknown enemies stoke a renewed revolt against Iceni's power – leaving both her and Drakon vulnerable to trusted officers just waiting for an opportune moment to betray them. Read an excerpt from chapter one of The Lost Fleet: Imperfect Sword.
Published in May, 2014, The Lost Fleet: Steadfast is the latest adventure from Jack Campbell's Lost Fleet series. The New York Times best-selling author continues the story of Admiral John "Black Jack" Geary and the crew of the Dauntless now that they have managed to safely escort important alien representatives to Earth.
But before they can get home, two of Geary's key lieutenants vanish. The search for his missing men leads Geary on a far-flung chase, ultimately ending at the one spot in space from which all humans have been banned: the moon Europa. Any ship that lands there must stay or be destroyed – leaving Geary to face the most profound moral dilemma of his life... and a danger much greater than anyone expected: a mysterious threat that could finally force the Alliance to its knees. Read an excerpt from The Lost Fleet: Steadfast.
Published in October, 2013, The Lost Stars: Perilous Shield is a thrilling spin-off from Jack Campbell's Lost Fleet series. Now the New York Times bestselling author returns with the next chapter in the overthrow of the Syndicate Worlds' oppression. Read an excerpt from The Perilous Shield.
Admiral Geary's First Fleet of the Alliance has survived the journey deep into unexplored interstellar space, a voyage that led to the discovery of new alien species, including a new enemy and a possible ally.
Now Geary's mission is to ensure the safety of the Midway Star System, which has revolted against the Syndicate Worlds empire—an empire that is on the brink of collapse. Read more about The Lost Fleet: Guardian
News & Upcoming Appearances
These are conventions I currently plan to attend in 2016. I may well add more.
Dragons Of Dorcastle
December 2014: Audiobook version of Dragons Of Dorcastle released. Order Now!