Saturday, 29 January 2011

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Lost Fleet 1: Dauntless - Jack Campbell

Release Date: 28/01/11


The Alliance has been fighting the Syndic for a century, and losing badly. Now its fleet is crippled and stranded in enemy territory. Their only hope is Captain John Black Jack Geary - a man who has emerged from a century-long hibernation to find himself heroically idealized beyond belief. Now, he must live up to his own legend.


If you’re looking for a book to help introduce historical fiction fans to Science Fiction, then this could well be the book for you. After all if they love sea battles and authors like Patrick O’Brian then this book by Jack Campbell will hit the spot as it battens down the hatches and runs for home.

Its creative, it has additional elements that are part Buck Rogers part Andromeda as well as adding a dash of Battlestar Galactica which when backed with a wonderful sense of pace really sell the piece. Finally back that up with a commanding lead character that keeps the readers, as well as the supporting cast on their toes with touches of heroism and sacrifice and you know it is an opening book to a series that really will satisfy that battle lust they’ve been waiting for. Great stuff.

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