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3rd Nov '17 5:43:42 PM Kakai
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** On the other side of the fence, the Syndicate structure is also quite baffling. It seems that everyone in a position of power is named a CEO, with a person directly beneath CEO being named a sub-CEO, despite there existing a perfectly serviceable title of COO[[note]]Chief Operations Officer, who runs day-to-day operations and answers to the CEO[[/note]] to tide them over. Considering [=CEOs=] run ships, it's never quite explained what's the equivalent of an admiral in Syndic command structure.
17th Oct '17 3:51:32 PM thorgold
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** There's also a brief detour to Europa in ''Beyond the Frontier: Steadfast'' with a lot of talk about some sort of NoodleIncident that makes the moon so forbidden that anyone attempting to approach it is immediately killed. It takes up about a third of the book but is immediately forgotten about due to the dark ship storyline mentioned above.
4th Oct '17 6:04:14 AM Rorrick
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Two follow on series continue the store of Captain Geary and the leaders of a particular planet. The first, ''Beyond the Frontier'', follows now Admiral Geary as the fleet investigates the aliens and continues to fight internal forces that threaten it and the Alliance. The second deals with the break-up of the Syndicate Worlds from the perspective of Syndic [=CEO=]s [[AscendedExtra Iceni]] and Drakon, the leaders of Midway as they fight to maintain order (and power) on their planet and nearby worlds.

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Two follow on series continue the store of Captain Geary and the leaders of a particular planet. The first, ''Beyond the Frontier'', follows now Admiral [[LateArrivalSpoiler Admiral]] Geary as the fleet investigates the aliens and continues to fight internal forces that threaten it and the Alliance. The second deals with the break-up of the Syndicate Worlds from the perspective of Syndic [=CEO=]s [[AscendedExtra Iceni]] and Drakon, the leaders of Midway as they fight to maintain order (and power) on their planet and nearby worlds.
9th Sep '17 3:56:57 PM Bissek
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: When Geary pays a visit to a heavily damaged captured warship:
-->'''Admiral Lagemann:''' Welcome aboard ''Invincible'', Admiral Geary... I have to confess the ship is not quite ready for inspection. There are a few discrepancies.\\
'''Geary:''' Oh? Discrepancies?\\
'''Lagemann:''' All ship systems are nonfunctional. There is extensive unrepaired battle damage in most areas. The ship cannot move under its own power, and in fact has no power except for portable emergency systems. Most of the ship is uninhabitable and requires survival suits or combat armor for access. The crew is a tiny fraction of that necessary for safety, security, and operation. As you can tell, there's no working gravity. And, um, the brightwork hasn't been shined.\\
'''Geary:''' ''(jokingly)'' I can understand the rest, but unshined brightwork? Where are your priorities?
3rd Sep '17 12:16:41 PM Peteman
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: [[spoiler: Inverted so hard. The Kicks look like teddy bears but will kill anything other than themselves for fear of predators. While the Dancers are incredibly ugly to humans (and vise-versa) they are rather friendly.]]

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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: [[spoiler: Inverted so hard.Inverted. The Kicks look like teddy bears but will kill anything other than themselves for fear of predators. While the Dancers are incredibly ugly to humans (and vise-versa) they are rather friendly.]]



* EasyEvangelism: Averted hard. It takes a long time for Geary to convince the fleet to drop GloryHound attitudes and DeathOrGlory attack patterns. Even when his more sensible maneuvers cause the fleet to win overwhelming victories, large amounts of his sailors are noticeably unhappy. Things do get better as time goes on, but even then a hundred years of tradition don't just get forgotten. Geary still has to word his orders in ways that don't hurt the pride of his officers (usually by rephrasing orders to retreat into orders that sound better). And even in ''Steadfast'', the tenth book in the series, one of his cruisers disobeys orders in an attempt to rack up a couple of kills when Geary had ordered it to scout an area and then fall back. It is promptly outflanked and destroyed, all hands lost.

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* EasyEvangelism: Averted hard.Averted. It takes a long time for Geary to convince the fleet to drop GloryHound attitudes and DeathOrGlory attack patterns. Even when his more sensible maneuvers cause the fleet to win overwhelming victories, large amounts of his sailors are noticeably unhappy. Things do get better as time goes on, but even then a hundred years of tradition don't just get forgotten. Geary still has to word his orders in ways that don't hurt the pride of his officers (usually by rephrasing orders to retreat into orders that sound better). And even in ''Steadfast'', the tenth book in the series, one of his cruisers disobeys orders in an attempt to rack up a couple of kills when Geary had ordered it to scout an area and then fall back. It is promptly outflanked and destroyed, all hands lost.
31st Aug '17 10:20:33 AM HalcyonDayz
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* BullyingADragon: After the war, Geary is sent to a Syndic planet to recover Alliance prisoners of war, something the peace treaty between the two nations allows him to do. The Syndic CEO in charge of the planet tries to extort money out of Geary for services rendered for the POWs. Despite the fact that Geary's fleet numbers at over two-hundred ships while the CEO's isn't even in double digits and Geary's reputation for utterly dominating battles is VERY well known by this point. The CEO is banking on the fact that it is Geary himself making demands, and that Geary will be too honorable to do anything violent. This ends with a full ground assault by the marines and with Geary blowing up a dozen or two military installations near the POW camp. Needless to say, the CEO didn't gauge Geary very well.

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* BullyingADragon: After the war, Geary is sent to a Syndic planet to recover Alliance prisoners of war, something the peace treaty between the two nations allows him to do. The Syndic CEO in charge of the planet tries to extort money out of Geary for services rendered for the POWs.[=POWs=]. Despite the fact that Geary's fleet numbers at over two-hundred ships while the CEO's isn't even in double digits and Geary's reputation for utterly dominating battles is VERY well known by this point. The CEO is banking on the fact that it is Geary himself making demands, and that Geary will be too honorable to do anything violent. This ends with a full ground assault by the marines and with Geary blowing up a dozen or two military installations near the POW camp. Needless to say, the CEO didn't gauge Geary very well.
20th Aug '17 9:03:46 AM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: This is essentially what you'd get if Literature/HonorHarrington stumbled across [[{{ComicBook/CaptainAmerica}} Steve Rogers]] [[{{RecycledInSPACE}} in space]] and he assumed command.
31st Jul '17 12:06:43 AM bombadil211
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** On a lighter note, there is a quirk within the programming of the AI responsible for fleet assignments, resulting in situations where the commanding admirals of a region all having last names beginning with the letter "E" and ships being crewed by sailors with the same last name (at least until fleet command realized what was happening and stepped in to manually prevent this nonsense).
9th Jul '17 10:28:26 AM nombretomado
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* HeroicBSOD: Not who you think. Captain Falco has one resulting from the first time he's in battle after spending twenty years in a Syndic labor camp. He got forty ships to mutiny with him, and then his incompetence got most of them destroyed. Afterward, he's completely separated from reality and giving meaningless orders like Hitler did in the final days of WorldWarII.

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* HeroicBSOD: Not who you think. Captain Falco has one resulting from the first time he's in battle after spending twenty years in a Syndic labor camp. He got forty ships to mutiny with him, and then his incompetence got most of them destroyed. Afterward, he's completely separated from reality and giving meaningless orders like Hitler did in the final days of WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.



** In ''Steadfast'', Geary meets Lieutenant Popova, a female [[SpaceFighter FAC]] pilot whose codename is "Night Witch". During WorldWarTwo, the Red Army Air Force had all-female biplane forces whom the Germans dubbed "Nachthexen" (or "Night Witches") given their tactic of cutting their engines right before strafing German camps under the cover of darkness - seemingly attacking out of thin air, with no possibility of retaliation, and disappearing with 'whoosh'. One of their most decorated pilots was Nadezhda Popova.

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** In ''Steadfast'', Geary meets Lieutenant Popova, a female [[SpaceFighter FAC]] pilot whose codename is "Night Witch". During WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the Red Army Air Force had all-female biplane forces whom the Germans dubbed "Nachthexen" (or "Night Witches") given their tactic of cutting their engines right before strafing German camps under the cover of darkness - seemingly attacking out of thin air, with no possibility of retaliation, and disappearing with 'whoosh'. One of their most decorated pilots was Nadezhda Popova.
27th Jun '17 11:11:16 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. 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, Michael, 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'', ''Literature/TheGenesisFleet'', 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, Michael, has been announced.
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