Jack Campbell (retired US Navy officer John G. Hemry) writes modern space opera, science fiction, military science fiction and fantasy.
Just 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.
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.
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
Annapolis Book Festival
April 5, 2014
Balticon 48 –
May 23-26, 2014
(Memorial Day Weekend)
June 6-8, 2014
Bubonicon 46 –
(I'm Co-Guest of Honor
with Cherie Priest!)
August 1-3, 2014
LonCon 3 –
London Dockland, UK
August 14-18, 2014
Guardian Sequel – I've turned in the manuscript for Steadfast, the next book in The Lost Fleet – Beyond the Frontier series. Steadfast, the sequel to Guardian, should be published in May 2014.