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Jack Campbell // John G. Hemry

New York Times bestselling author, Jack Campbell (retired US Navy officer John G. Hemry), writes modern space opera, science fiction, military science fiction and fantasy, and science fantasy.

News From John
August 2022

New Series: The Lost Fleet – Outlands: Boundless & Resolute

Resolute has been nominated for the Dragon Award given out at Dragon Con in Atlanta. Anyone can vote. There's no requirement to attend the convention or pay a fee. The award will be given out on September 4, 2022. If you'd like to vote for Resolute, here's the link:

Lost Fleet Outlands: BoundlessBoundless, the first book in the new Lost Fleet Outlands trilogy is now available. Published in June 2021, it is available now in hardcover, audio book and Kindle formats.
The second volume of the series, Resolute is scheduled to be published in June 2022.

I have good news for the Empress of the Endless Sea trilogy. Both the e-book and paperback versions of the three books – Pirate of the Prophecy, Explorer of the Endless Sea, and Fate of the Free Lands – are now available. Because of disruptions in the publishing business caused by the pandemic, the paperback versions of the books were delayed until October. My apologies to everyone who was waiting for the paperback versions. We got them out as fast as we could and they're available now.

March: Empress Of The Endless Sea Trilogy Available!

The Empress of the Endless Sea trilogy is now available as three audiobooks from Audible. The three volumes are Pirate Of The Prophecy (volume 1); Explorer Of The Endless Sea (volume 2); and Fate Of The Free Lands (volume 3). The series was just released on March 26. Paperback and e-book versions are expected to be published in about four months.

I've signed a contract for a new Lost Fleet trilogy. Called The Lost Fleet: Outlands, the trilogy picks up where Leviathan leaves off. The first volume of that trilogy (working title Boundless) will come out March-May 2021.

In convention news for 2020, I've been invited to be a guest at Pyrcon 2020 in Poznan, Poland. This has now been rescheduled for July 10-12 (instead of May 8-10). I'll also once again be a guest at Dragon Con in Atlanta from September 3-7, 2020.

2019 Update: New Pillars Of Reality Trilogy

In news from the world of The Pillars Of Reality, the series is now available. The Empress Of The Endless Sea trilogy is the story of the legendary pirate Jules herself, how she survived the speaking of the prophecy and succeeded in setting the stage for the eventual triumph of the daughter of her line. The three books are Pirate Of The Prophecy, Explorer Of The Endless Sea, and Fate Of The Free Lands.

The trilogy is currently scheduled to be brought out by Audible all at the same time in mid-January 2020 as audiobooks, with hardback and e-book versions following four months later (because an audiobook exclusive period is the deal that Audible requires for audiobook originals). Links and cover art will be posted when they're available!

In Lost Fleet developments, I've created a proposal for a new trilogy picking up the story where Leviathan leaves off. The proposal has been sent to publishers, so we'll see what happens. Thanks to everyone for their patience while I worked to come up with storylines and events that will add to the Lost Fleet saga!

Published May 2019

Genesis Fleet: Triumphant (May 2019) Triumphant! The third and final novel in the Genesis Fleet trilogy was published in May 2019.

Triumphant continues the exciting and desperate story of how the Alliance of The Lost Fleet originally formed. In Triumphant, a young fleet officer and a Marine must stand together to defend their neighbors and their colony in this return to the powerful and action-packed Genesis Fleet saga. More

Now available!

The Last Full Measure coverAn audio version of my alternate history novella The Last Full Measure – In a transformed mid-19th-century America dominated by plantation owners and kept in line by Southern military forces, a mild-mannered academic from Maine, Professor Joshua Chamberlain, stands accused of crimes against the nation.

In court alongside him is Abraham Lincoln, whose fiery rhetoric brands him a "threat to the security of the United States of America." More

Also Coming Soon

Empress of the Endless Sea trilogy – Audible has bought the new Empress of the Endless Sea trilogy. Set on the world of Dematr from the Pillars Of Reality series, this new trilogy tells the story of Mari's ancestor, the famous pirate Jules. Beginning with Pirate Of The Prophecy, the trilogy tells how Jules went from an Imperial orphanage to the leader of the West, and how the prophecy nearly destroyed her.

Now available!

The Genesis Fleet: Vanguard coverThe second book in the Genesis Fleet series, Ascendant, was just published in May, after Vanguard, the first in the series.

The five comics of the Corsair series are available. Corsair #5 was just published. The collection of all five Corsair comics are available now.

The Legacy of Dragons trilogy is complete with the publication of Daughter of Dragons and Blood of Dragons out, and Destiny of Dragons.

I intend to return to the Lost Fleet itself, telling more stories about Black Jack, Tanya, and the others. The people of the Lost Stars will also be playing roles!

The Genesis Fleet And The "Future" Of The Lost Fleet

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 wrote a new trilogy set in the Lost Fleet universe. The Genesis Fleet is 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!

Just Published

Genesis Fleet: AscendantThe Genesis Fleet:
Ascendant and Vanguard

Earth is no longer the center of the universe. After the invention of the faster-than-light jump drive, humanity is rapidly establishing new colonies. But the vast distances of space in The Genesis Fleet series also mean that the old order of protection and interstellar law offered by Earth have ceased to exist.

The Lost Fleet Corsair Comic Series

Lost Fleet Corsair Comic SeriesJack Campbell, author of the Lost Fleet novels, brings his best-selling sci-fi series to comics. The Lost Fleet: Corsair features all the engaging characters of the Lost Fleet novels. But now the series' epic space battles are brought to stunning life thanks to incredible visuals from Andrew Siregar (Sevara), complemented by color work by Sebastian Cheng (Orphan Black, The X-Files). And some of the questions asked about what happened to certain characters may finally be answered.

Published 2017 and 2018

The Legacy Of Dragons (Pillars Of Reality Sequel Series)

Legacy Of DragonsThe world of Dematr had been locked unchanging for centuries by the Great Guilds. Most people are living in a world of oil lamps, crossbows, and horse cavalry. The Mechanics reserve to themselves the technology for steam locomotives, rifles, and far-talkers while the Mages treated all others as if they were nothing ... until... Read more

Published 2015 and 2016

The Pillars Of Reality Science Fantasy Series

Pillars Of RealityFor 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. More Details

Jack Campbell Short Story Anthologies

Ad Astra, Borrowed Time, and Swords And Saddles Anthologies

Borrowed Time anthologyJack Campbell (John Hemry) has compiled two anthologies of short stories which explore the horizons of time and space. With eleven stories, the Ad Astra anthology explores what kinds of problems mankind might face as our horizons expand. The seven stories in Borrowed Time, seven stories take readers on a grand journey through time. A new author's note accompanies each story. Readers can now explore the entire universe of Jack Campbell's fiction in the three novellas in Swords and Saddles.

Available Now!
New Series
The Lost Fleet – Outlands:

Available Now
Empress of the Endless Sea trilogy
Pirate Of The Prophecy

Published 2019
The Genesis Fleet
Book Three

Published 2018
The Last Full Measure

2018 and 2017

The Genesis Fleet:

Comics Series!

The Lost Fleet
The Lost Fleet Corsair Comics

The Legacy Of Dragons
New Series of Three Books

Six Book Series
Pillars Of Reality

2022 Upcoming Appearances

These are conventions I hope to attend in 2022. I may add more. Time will tell.

Pyrcon 2022 – Poznan, Poland, June 2022

Dragoncon– Atlanta, GA, September 2022More Info

Other events and appearances to be added when known.
Recent Appearances

Two Anthologies
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Dragons of Dorcastle
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Lost Fleet:
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