Jack Campbell (retired US Navy officer John G. Hemry) writes modern space opera, science fiction, military science fiction and fantasy.
John is a featured speaker at LonCon 3 in London, England, August 12-16.
John was the co-guest of honor and a speaker at Bubonicon 46 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, August 1-3.
Friday, August 1
6 pm: Opening Ceremonies
7:30 pm: Panel - Robin and Tonto: The Sidekick Mythos
Saturday, August 2
10 am: Panel - Secret History vs. Alternate History: Splitting Hairs
12 pm: Presentation - Everything I Needed To Know About Quantum Physics I Learned From The Three Stooges
2 pm: Panel - Sidekick and Minion Cliché's and Comic Relief
4 pm: Discussion - 55 Minutes with John Hemry / Jack Campbell
5:20 pm: Mass Autographing Session
Sunday, August 3
11 am: Co-Guests of Honor Presentation
3:30 pm: Panel - She's My Tardis, Except She's A Woman
Tuesday, August 12
12.30 pm: Signing at Waterstones Edinburgh West End, 128 Princes Street, London
6.30 pm: (ticketed) Talk at Waterstones Glasgow Sauchiehall Street
Wednesday, August 13
12.30 pm: Signing at Waterstones Liverpool One
6.30 pm: (ticketed) Talk at Waterstones Manchester Deansgate Loncon 3
Thursday, August 14
5 pm - 5:30 pm: Reading
Friday, August 15
3 pm: Literary Beer
Saturday, August 16
10 am - 11 am: Autographing 4 - Jack Campbell
12 pm - 1:30 pm: Panel: Where Is The Young Adult Humor? Much of what we see on the YA shelves is dour, grimy and deadly. Why is that? Where can we find the lighter side of young adult fiction? Which authors should we look to for a satisfying happy ending or a good belly laugh?
7 pm - 8 pm: Panel: The Education and Training of a Young Protagonist – Kids have to go to school, whether it's a modern day educational institution or the school of hard knocks in a futuristic dystopia. How is education treated in science fiction? What might a futuristic classroom look like? What are some great examples of how education and training have been used by other authors?
Just 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 Exclusive Preview of The Lost Fleet: Steadfast.
His Lost Fleet series follows "Black Jack" Geary, a reluctant hero who fought a desperate last stand against overwhelming odds. In The Lost Stars series, former leaders of the Syndicate Worlds defeated by Black Jack try to rebuild something better from the ruins of that interstellar empire.
In the Stark's War series, micro-management and politics have grown to rule the US military with disastrous results during a war on the Moon, while in the Sinclair/ JAG in Space series, a young Naval space warfare officer has to learn leadership as he confronts attacks, terrorist acts, spies and other threats that lead to court-martials in the best tradition of legal thrillers.
Jack has also written numerous short stories about time travel, alternate universes, space and the future.
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
(I'm Co-Guest of Honor
with Cherie Priest!)
August 1-3, 2014
London Dockland, UK
August 12-16, 2014