Jack Campbell Books

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John Campbell is an American author that writes science fiction and YA fantasy. Born in 1956, Campbell attended Lyons High School in Lyons. Then he pursued international relations at the US Naval Academy.

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Order of The Doomed Earth Series

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1 In Our Stars 2024 Description / Buy

Order of Empress of the Endless Sea Series

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1 Pirate of the Prophecy 2020 Description / Buy
2 Explorer of the Endless Sea 2020 Description / Buy
3 Fate of the Free Lands 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Ethan Stark Series

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1 Stark's War 2000 Description / Buy
2 Stark's Command 2001 Description / Buy
3 Stark's Crusade 2002 Description / Buy

Order of The Genesis Fleet Series

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1 Vanguard 2017 Description / Buy
2 Ascendant 2018 Description / Buy
3 Triumphant 2019 Description / Buy

Order of The Legacy of Dragons Series

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1 Daughter of Dragons 2017 Description / Buy
2 Blood of Dragons 2017 Description / Buy
3 Destiny of Dragons 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Lost Fleet Series

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1 Dauntless 2006 Description / Buy
2 Fearless 2007 Description / Buy
3 Courageous 2007 Description / Buy
4 Valiant 2008 Description / Buy
5 Relentless 2009 Description / Buy
6 Victorious 2010 Description / Buy

Order of The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier Series

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1 Dreadnaught 2011 Description / Buy
2 Invincible 2012 Description / Buy
3 Guardian 2013 Description / Buy
4 Steadfast 2014 Description / Buy
5 Leviathan 2015 Description / Buy

Order of The Lost Fleet: Outlands Series

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1 Boundless 2021 Description / Buy
2 Resolute 2022 Description / Buy
3 Implacable 2023 Description / Buy

Order of The Lost Fleet Collections

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1 Rendezvous with Corsair 2024 Description / Buy

Order of The Lost Stars Series

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1 Tarnished Knight 2012 Description / Buy
2 Perilous Shield 2013 Description / Buy
3 Imperfect Sword 2014 Description / Buy
4 Shattered Spear 2016 Description / Buy

Order of The Pillars of Reality Series

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1 The Dragons of Dorcastle 2014 Description / Buy
2 The Hidden Masters of Marandur 2015 Description / Buy
3 The Assassins of Altis 2015 Description / Buy
4 The Pirates of Pacta Servanda 2016 Description / Buy
5 The Servants of the Storm 2016 Description / Buy
6 The Wrath of the Great Guilds 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Jack Campbell Standalone Novels

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1 The Sister Paradox 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Jack Campbell Short Stories/Novellas

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1 The Last Full Measure (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
2 The Sluagh (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Defending the Future Series

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1 Dogs of War ( By: Brenda Cooper, David Sherman, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Mike McPhail) 2013 Description / Buy
2 The Best of Defending the Future ( By: Jack McDevitt, Charles E. Gannon, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Mike McPhail) 2016 Description / Buy
3 Man and Machine ( By: James Chambers, Jennifer Brozek, Brenda Cooper, Aaron Rosenberg, Nancy Jane Moore, Bud Sparhawk, Jeff Young, Robert E. Waters, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Patrick Thomas, Mike McPhail, Judi Fleming, Anton Kukal, Eric V. Hardenbrook, Ronald Garner) 2016 Description / Buy
4 In Harm's Way ( By: Mike McPhail) 2019 Description / Buy
5 Best Laid Plans ( With: James Chambers, John L. French, Jack Campbell Jr., Keith R.A. DeCandido, Jeff Youngquist, Nancy Jane Moore, Bud Sparhawk, David Sherman, Jeff Young, Maria V. Snyder, Jeff Young, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Jeffrey Lyman, Judi Fleming, Eric V. Hardenbrook, Peter Prellwitz, Eric V. Hardenbrook) 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Jack Campbell Short Story Collections

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1 Ad Astra 2013 Description / Buy
2 Swords and Saddles 2013 Description / Buy
3 Borrowed Time 2013 Description / Buy

Order of John G. Hemry Short Story Collections

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1 Ad Astra 2013 Description / Buy
2 Swords and Saddles 2013 Description / Buy
3 Borrowed Time 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Paul Sinclair Series

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1 A Just Determination 2003 Description / Buy
2 Burden of Proof 2003 Description / Buy
3 Rule of Evidence 2005 Description / Buy
4 Against All Enemies 2005 Description / Buy

Jack Campbell Anthologies

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1 Breach the Hull 2007 Description / Buy
2 Teenagers from the Future 2008 Description / Buy
3 By Other Means 2011 Description / Buy
4 Unidentified Funny Objects 6 2017 Description / Buy
5 Infinite Stars 2017 Description / Buy
6 Infinite Stars 2019 Description / Buy
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Campbell was a Gunnery Officer and then a Navigator and Administrative Officer on the USS Spruance. Eventually, the military sent him to the Navy Anti-Terrorist Alert Center. The author spent his final stint at sea in the Western Pacific.

His career finally came to an end at the Pentagon. While the Military awarded him several accolades, Campbell was more than ready to embrace civilian life when his service ended because it allowed him to embark on his publishing journey.

The author remembers writing his first science fiction stories in high school. Most of them never saw the light of day, except for a short story he sent to ‘Analog.’ Ben Bova was surprisingly pleasant in the rejection letter he sent young Campbell.

Like many people his age, the author took an interest in SF after reading ‘The Mastermind of Mars’ in Elementary School. It took two decades for Campbell to accumulate the skill and experience required to turn that interest into a piece of fiction worth publishing.

The writing assessments he encountered and intelligence reports he prepared taught him copy editing and proofing. When his wife finally urged the veteran to give writing a go, Campbell couldn’t think of a suitable idea for a novel.

So he decided to hone his craft by writing and submitting short fiction. The rejection slips he received did little to discourage him. Because he was writing short fiction, Campbell was okay with starting over, writing new stories, and submitting them.

The author appreciates professionals like Stanley Schmidt, that could have rejected his submissions and moved on. But instead, they included words of encouragement that pushed aspiring writers like Campbell to persevere.

The author did just that. Marion Zimmer Bradley from Fantasy Magazine told writers to stop sending dragon stories. But Campbell refused to listen. He wrote a dragon story and submitted it. To his surprise, Bradley bought the story, which gave the author the drive to write and submit more stories.

Stanley Schmidt bought his second and third stories. At the time, Campbell was somewhat aimless. He had no clear strategy for pursuing his publishing career. The best decision he ever made was joining SFWA and attending Worldcon.

Worldcon introduced him to an Ace editor that told him everything Ace was looking for. She also left the author her card and happily received the first chapters of ‘Stark’s War’ once Campbell wrote and submitted them. He could hardly believe his fortune when she offered him a contract, setting Campbell on the path to becoming the military SF author people know and love today.

Jack Campbell Awards

Campbell’s accolades include the Epic YA eBook Award (2018).

Best Jack Campbell Books

Jack Campbell’s real name is John G Henry. He introduced the pen name because the books written under his real name were beginning to underperform. An editor suggested that a pseudonym would give his next series a stronger chance of succeeding. Campbell’s best books include:

Dauntless: Their fleet was stranded in enemy territory. But they wouldn’t succumb to despair, not when history’s greatest soldier watched over them.

However, Captain John Geary was still struggling to find his footing in a world he barely understood. Every man, woman, and child in the Alliance knew his name. They revered him because of the soldier’s heroic last stand during the early days of the war with the Syndics.

When they retrieved him from hibernation a century later, Geary was shocked by the hero worship he encountered. And now that the Alliance fleet was on its last leg, Geary was not sure he could live up to his exaggerated reputation, not when so much was on the line.

Fearless: Black Jack Geary was doing his best. With the Alliance fleet trapped in Syndicate space, they had turned to a century-old soldier hoping for a miracle, and he had delivered, using tactics from his time to overcome Syndicate forces time and time again.

But the fleet was starting to lose faith in Geary’s leadership. Captain Flaco was the last straw. Once they brought him aboard, he tried to wrest control from Geary’s hands. Now the Fleet is split in two. Can Geary fend off both the Syndicate and Flaco?

When Does The Next Jack Campbell book come out?

Jack Campbell doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is In Our Stars and was released on May, 21st 2024. It is the newest book in the The Doomed Earth Series.

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