Thursday, July 19, 2012


by Jack Campbell (John G. Henry) is one of the entertaining space opera tales that is part of his sequel series to the popular Lost Fleet stories, 'The Lost Fleet:  Beyond the Frontier'.  The premise is the resurrection of a man (John Geary aka Black Jack) who has been in stasis for a century while war has raged for so long that nobody knows how to live in a time of peace.  The second series starts after Black Jack has accomplished the impossible just as he has been given another virtually impossible task.  The Fleet which has learned perform miracles is asked for yet another one as they are sent to determine information about an inimical alien race. The combination of new worlds and races cause the so-called experts to reevaluate all that that is considered to be standard for first contact.  The question is whether the humans will be able to adapt to the new concepts they are being inundated with.  This is one of those tales for those who enjoy adventures in space with a nice dash of the study of human nature and an exploration of the challenges that will face anyone who interacts with entirely alien cultures. I particularly enjoyed the repartee that resulted in the formation of all of the different acronyms (some a bit more irreverent than others) that seem to appear spontaneously anytime long cumbersome descriptions become to onerous.

My Amazon review is at this link under ELF2060.  As always, a 'yes, this was helpful' vote is appreciated.

A copy of this title was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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