History Literature / TheLostFleet

21st May '17 12:37:29 PM Bissek
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* OddlySmallOrganization: Geary's staff as fleet commander consists of ''one'' person (who he never talks to, as Gundel was KickedUpstairs to a staff position so he could be removed from command of the auxiliaries) in the first series, and ''zero'' people in the second. While it's mentioned that many staff duties can be handled by computers in the story's present day, and Bloch's staff died in the first chapter with the rest of the senior officers, it seems odd that nobody provided Geary with a staff once he made it back home.
16th May '17 8:40:11 AM ChronoLegion
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After the publication of ''Leviathan'', Jack Campbell announced that he's putting a hold on the main storyline while he plots out the next phase of Geary's adventures. He is currently working on a new prequel series ''The Genesis Fleet'', set during the formation of the Alliance. A comic book series, ''Lost Fleet Corsair'', staring Geary's grandnephew, Micheal, has been announced:

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After the publication of ''Leviathan'', Jack Campbell announced that he's putting a hold on the main storyline while he plots out the next phase of Geary's adventures. He is currently working on a new prequel series ''The Genesis Fleet'', set during the formation of the Alliance. The first novel ''Vanguard'' was released on May 16, 2017, and features a distant ancestor of John's named Robert Geary. A comic book series, ''Lost Fleet Corsair'', staring Geary's grandnephew, Micheal, Michael, has been announced:
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* AmbiguousSituation: Micheal, Geary's grandnephew, is forced to HoldTheLine at the very beginning of the series. It's brought up over and over again over the following books that he might have survived and been taken prisoner, but that the odds would be against it. Even after the war has ended, it's not clear if he's alive or not. The EnemyCivilWar the Syndic Worlds fell into made it impossible to get accurate reports from all of the Syndic POW camps. However, a spinoff comic series has been announced, revealing that he did survive, and that the comic will surround him leading a prison break.

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* AmbiguousSituation: Micheal, Michael, Geary's grandnephew, is forced to HoldTheLine at the very beginning of the series. It's brought up over and over again over the following books that he might have survived and been taken prisoner, but that the odds would be against it. Even after the war has ended, it's not clear if he's alive or not. The EnemyCivilWar the Syndic Worlds fell into made it impossible to get accurate reports from all of the Syndic POW camps. However, a spinoff comic series has been announced, revealing that he did survive, and that the comic will surround him leading a prison break.
2nd May '17 3:30:52 PM Bissek
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* IKnowYouKnowIKnow: Rogero and Bradamont's correspondence is permitted despite their serving on opposite sides because each side's intelligence services think that they can extrapolate useful intelligence from the other side's letters and leak false intelligence to the other side. Both sides have also figured out that the other side is doing this, resulting in all intelligence in the letters being outdated, worthless, or just plain wrong, but they still keep it up in the hopes that the other side will slip up.


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** [[spoiler: After Geary learns what is wrong with Rione's husband and bring him to people who can treat him, Alliance security keeps coming up with reasons to delay the treatments until the trauma caused by his mental blocks renders him permanently catatonic.]]
20th Mar '17 4:40:29 PM Bissek
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** By book 7 Geary has been so good at not getting his ships destroyed that his ships are falling apart; while in his time ships were built to last 50-100 years (150 with an overhaul), by this stage of the war they're designed to last three years at most.

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** By book 7 Geary has been so good at not getting his ships destroyed that his ships are falling apart; while in his time ships were built to last 50-100 years (150 with an overhaul), by this stage of the war they're designed to last three years at most.most, and most ships didn't last long enough for that to be an issue anyway.
13th Mar '17 8:31:36 AM roxana
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** In the last book Geary suggests naming the debris field created by their final battle 'Tanya's Ring'. She loves the idea. No kidding, really loves it.
13th Mar '17 8:19:28 AM roxana
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** Or it's more foreshadowing underlining how often mankind has done incredibly stupid things, ie: creating deadly viruses or giving control of warships to AIs.
23rd Feb '17 9:50:45 AM HumanTorch2
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* POVSequel: ''The Lost Stars'' is this to ''Beyond the Frontier'', covering the same time period from the perspective of a Syndic officer.

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* POVSequel: ''The Lost Stars'' is begins as this to last three installments of ''Beyond the Frontier'', covering the same time period from the perspective of a pair of [[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} former]] Syndic officer.[=CEO=]s.
14th Feb '17 12:08:58 PM Parable
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* EscapePod: If a ship isn't immediately destroyed by enemy fire (either by core overload or complete obliteration), the crew is likely to be able to make it to escape pods fairly quickly. Interestingly, it's never brought up that it would be very difficult for another ship to get those pods, as they would still be traveling at about 10% of the speed of light when ejecting from the ship (this is the standard maneuvering speed of ships). Any ship trying to recover the pods would have to accelerate to a faster speed just to catch up, and at that point they would have trouble accurately detecting the pods due to relativistic distortions.
** It is noted that they usually send off destroyers, which are the fastest of any ship, to run down errant escape pods.

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* EscapePod: If a ship isn't immediately destroyed by enemy fire (either by core overload or complete obliteration), the crew is likely to be able to make it to escape pods fairly quickly. Interestingly, it's never brought up that it would be very difficult for another ship to get those pods, as they would still be traveling at about 10% of the speed of light when ejecting from the ship (this is the standard maneuvering speed of ships). Any ship trying to recover the pods would have to accelerate to a faster speed just to catch up, and at that point they would have trouble accurately detecting the pods due to relativistic distortions.
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distortions. Though this is noted that probably why they usually send off destroyers, which are can accelerate the fastest of any ship, to run down errant escape pods.
3rd Feb '17 9:57:27 AM HumanTorch2
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* UnfortunateNames: In ''Leviathan'', Geary meets an Alliance ground forces major named Problem. So, naturally, when she introduces herself as "Major Problem", Geary starts by asking what's the problem, before being corrected ([[NeverHeardThatOneBefore naturally, the Major has a pained look on her face]]). A marine comments that Problem should get herself busted down to Captain.

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* UnfortunateNames: In ''Leviathan'', Geary meets an Alliance ground forces major named Problem. So, naturally, when she introduces herself as "Major Problem", Geary starts by [[{{WhosOnFirst}} asking what's the problem, problem]], before being corrected ([[NeverHeardThatOneBefore naturally, the Major has a pained look on her face]]). A marine comments that Problem should get herself busted down to Captain.
23rd Jan '17 10:10:29 AM Parable
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* DirtyBusiness: Reading a private letter.
* DividedWeFall: All the time.
* DoctorsOrders: Inverted. Doctors ignore officers' orders.
* DontYouDarePityMe

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* %%* DirtyBusiness: Reading a private letter.
* %%* DividedWeFall: All the time.
* %%* DoctorsOrders: Inverted. Doctors ignore officers' orders.
* %%* DontYouDarePityMe
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