Vanguard

Vanguard

Book - 2017 | First edition
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"Jack Campbell returns to the world of the New York Times bestselling Lost Fleet novels with a new action-packed military science fiction series that explores the founding of the Alliance. and the men and women who fought to create it. 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 mean that the old order of protection and interstellar law offered by Earth has ceased to exist. When a nearby world attacks, the new colony of Glenlyon turns to Robert Geary, a young former junior fleet officer, and Mele Darcy, a onetime enlisted Marine. With nothing but improvised weapons and a few volunteers, Geary and Darcy must face down warships and armored soldiers--or die trying. As battles rage and pirates take an increasing toll throughout the colonies, the only hope for lasting peace lies with Carmen Ochoa, a "Red" from the anarchic world of Mars, and Lochan Nakamura, a failed politician. They have a plan: to lay the groundwork for mutual defense that could someday grow into an alliance. But if their efforts don't succeed, the growing power of aggressor worlds could turn regions of space founded on freedom into battlefields between the first interstellar empires..." -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : ACE, 2017
New York : ACE, 2018
©2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781101988343
9781101988367
Branch Call Number: CAMPBEL
Characteristics: 327 pages ; 24 cm

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SEBoiko
Aug 04, 2018

War is an extension of politics,...

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SEBoiko
Aug 04, 2018

..., you do stupid better than any other smart person I ever met.

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An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous,...

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Don't take anything for granted.

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I wasn't going to live forever, anyway.

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Try to make a choice we can live with.

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PeterRLD
Apr 11, 2019

A big disappointment. I like military space operas and looked forward to reading it. But I was confused by the parallel stories and found the characters very generic. I also was dismayed by the tone of political correctness, although it is possible that the book ultimately reveals the madness of PC in lawless space. (First officer: Sir, a huge space ship is in sight; it refuses to identify itself and has a plasma canon pointed at the center of our settlement. Shall I give the order to open fire? Captain: I'm afraid we can't - you see, there might be some Nice people on the ship and we can't risk doing them any harm.) I gave up reading it before too many Nice people were threatened.

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Daveinportland
Jul 08, 2017

I thought it was a good book. I enjoyed The Lost Fleet series and this seems like a good start to a new series. The author, imo, spends too much time with political rambling though in his writing. If you liked the other series he has written, I think you will like this as well.

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KC_Steamroller
Jun 09, 2017

Love the World building that Campbell does. The characters working together. It is a feel good story.

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mammothhawk229e
Jun 02, 2017

Nice cliffhanger where the Colonel Blimps get their just desserts.

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