Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Lost Fleet: Courageous (Lost Fleet Series #3), Vol. 3 by Jack Campbell

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The Lost Fleet continues its perilous journey home.

Badly damaged and low on supplies, the Alliance Fleet is raiding Syndic mines for raw materials-and Captain "Black Jack" Geary hopes they can continue to remain one step ahead of their enemies. But the Syndics are the least of Geary's worries when he learns of the existence of aliens with the power to annihilate the human race.

Campbell (aka John Hemry) continues without disappointment in the saga of the Lost Fleet. Like Lois McMaster Bujold before him, he continues to find ways to on one hand demonstrate the nobility, and general superiority of the hero, while on the other hand piling on more and more problems. Each book develops this better and better - and he finds interesting ways to explore the problems a fleet like this would face. I've got the fourth book in hand and am exercising great discipline to save it for my upcoming vacation.