History Literature / TheLostFleet

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.
6th Jun '17 9:59:12 AM HumanTorch2
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* {{Expy}}: Geary (both in his [[TheParagon Paragon]] personality]] and FishOutOfTemporalWater situation) seems to be somewhat based on [[{{ComicBook/CaptainAmerica}} Steve Rogers]].

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* {{Expy}}: Geary (both in his [[TheParagon Paragon]] [[TheParagon personality]] and FishOutOfTemporalWater situation) [[FishOutOfTemporalWater situation]]) seems to be somewhat based on [[{{ComicBook/CaptainAmerica}} Steve Rogers]].
3rd Jun '17 7:50:07 AM Malady
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* BlingBlingBang / BlingOfWar: [[spoiler: The Shield of Sol]], a group obsessed with form over function. Their ships are extremely gaudy and covered in ornate functionless decorations, while the crew is practically plated in medals. They obviously haven't fought a real war in centuries, and are crushed by ''Dauntless'' rather easily despite their superior tonnage and numbers.

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* BlingBlingBang / BlingBlingBang: [[spoiler:The Shield of Sol]], a group obsessed with form over function. Their ships are extremely gaudy and covered in ornate functionless decorations, while the crew is practically plated in medals. They obviously haven't fought a real war in centuries, and are crushed by ''Dauntless'' rather easily despite their superior tonnage and numbers.
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BlingOfWar: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Shield of Sol]], a group obsessed with form over function. Their ships are extremely gaudy and covered in ornate functionless decorations, while the crew is practically plated in medals. They obviously haven't fought a real war in centuries, and are crushed by ''Dauntless'' rather easily despite their superior tonnage and numbers.



-->She turned a pleading look on Geary. "Now can we blow up something? Just to show him we mean business?"\\

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-->She --> She turned a pleading look on Geary. "Now can we blow up something? Just to show him we mean business?"\\



* [[CutAndPasteSuburb Cut And Paste Planet]]: The bear-cows have razed the ecology of their entire planet and set up housing that's identical to each other.

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* [[CutAndPasteSuburb Cut And Paste Planet]]: CutAndPasteSuburb: Well, Planet, actually. The bear-cows have razed the ecology of their entire planet and set up housing that's identical to each other.



* [[spoiler:DreamingOfThingsToCome: Desjani had a dream about Geary when he was in Survial sleep. That's why she believed that he was sent by the Living Stars long before he kept pulling off miracle after miracle.]]

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* [[spoiler:DreamingOfThingsToCome: Desjani DreamingOfThingsToCome: [[spoiler:Desjani]] had a dream about Geary when he was in Survial sleep. That's why she believed that he was sent by the Living Stars long before he kept pulling off miracle after miracle.]]



* [[DyingTown Dying Planet]]: When the hypernet was set up, it left a number of systems out because the only reason to go there had been as a waypoint to somewhere else via the jump points, and hypernet bypasses this. Some of these systems, where there weren't enough resources for survival without trade, have become {{Ghost Planet}}s; the Fleet rescues the last 500-some humans from a Syndic world where their employers had left them (and their families) to die forty years before.

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* [[DyingTown Dying Planet]]: DyingTown: Well, Planet. actually. When the hypernet was set up, it left a number of systems out because the only reason to go there had been as a waypoint to somewhere else via the jump points, and hypernet bypasses this. Some of these systems, where there weren't enough resources for survival without trade, have become {{Ghost Planet}}s; [[GhostTown Ghost Planet]]s; the Fleet rescues the last 500-some humans from a Syndic world where their employers had left them (and their families) to die forty years before.



* {{Expy}}: Geary (both in [[{{TheParagon}} personality]] and [[{{FishOutOfTemporalWater}} situation]]) seems to be somewhat based on [[{{ComicBook/CaptainAmerica}} Steve Rogers]].

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* {{Expy}}: Geary (both in [[{{TheParagon}} his [[TheParagon Paragon]] personality]] and [[{{FishOutOfTemporalWater}} situation]]) FishOutOfTemporalWater situation) seems to be somewhat based on [[{{ComicBook/CaptainAmerica}} Steve Rogers]].



* FlauntingYourFleets: When Geary encounters [[spoiler: the Dancers']] beautiful fleet formation, he orders his fleet to assume a ceremonial formation to better present themselves.
** [[spoiler:The Shield of Sol ships]] ''constantly'' fly in ceremonial formation - even in the midst of battle.

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* FlauntingYourFleets: When Geary encounters [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Dancers']] beautiful fleet formation, he orders his fleet to assume a ceremonial formation to better present themselves.
** [[spoiler:The Shield The [[spoiler:Shield of Sol ships]] ''constantly'' fly in ceremonial formation - even in the midst of battle.



* [[GhostTown Ghost System]]: The hypernet is effectively an interstellar freeway system with the regular jump points acting as back roads in the story's modern era, providing shorter routes and faster travel speeds. As a result, systems that aren't on the hypernet slowly decline in importance similar to how modern communities with no easy access to a highway can. In the first book Geary takes the fleet to a system that is one jump away from two different hypernet-connected systems, and its fleet consists of a light cruiser and two corvettes of a class that was obsolete ''before'' Geary went into cryo. In the fourth Geary finds a system that is so thoroughly abandoned that the Syndic leadership decided it would be cheaper to let the last five hundred odd people starve to death than to send ships to resupply them or even move them somewhere else.

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* [[GhostTown Ghost System]]: GhostTown: Well, Solar System, actually. The hypernet is effectively an interstellar freeway system with the regular jump points acting as back roads in the story's modern era, providing shorter routes and faster travel speeds. As a result, systems that aren't on the hypernet slowly decline in importance similar to how modern communities with no easy access to a highway can. In the first book Geary takes the fleet to a system that is one jump away from two different hypernet-connected systems, and its fleet consists of a light cruiser and two corvettes of a class that was obsolete ''before'' Geary went into cryo. In the fourth Geary finds a system that is so thoroughly abandoned that the Syndic leadership decided it would be cheaper to let the last five hundred odd people starve to death than to send ships to resupply them or even move them somewhere else.



-->"Our ancestors knew the secret of winning, all-out attack, with every captain [[GloryHound competing to see who could display the most valor]] and strike the enemy first and hardest. These victories we're being told about violate those principles! They cannot be true, not if we honor our ancestors."\\

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-->"Our --> "Our ancestors knew the secret of winning, all-out attack, with every captain [[GloryHound competing to see who could display the most valor]] and strike the enemy first and hardest. These victories we're being told about violate those principles! They cannot be true, not if we honor our ancestors."\\



** ''Dreadnaught'' finally specified someone's hair colour: green (due to genetic engineering). She's from the colony world Éire. Given the choice of name, they might well be more ethnically European than not. That officer's nickname is "Shamrock", which further indicates who colonized Éire. It's not surprising that the audiobook narrator chose to give her a typical "[[{{Oireland}} Oirish]]" accent.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: [[spoiler: When the aliens finally land at Kansas, Geary and the others learn it was because they were returning a perfectly preserved human corpse to his home. Senator Suva [[TearsOfRemorse breaks down crying]], because she believes humans would not have acted as honorably if the roles were reversed, to treat an alien body with sanctity.]]

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** ''Dreadnaught'' finally specified someone's hair colour: green (due to genetic engineering). She's from the colony world Éire. Given the choice of name, they might well be more ethnically European than not. That officer's nickname is "Shamrock", which further indicates who colonized Éire. It's not surprising that the audiobook narrator chose to give her a typical "[[{{Oireland}} Oirish]]" "{{Oir|eland}}ish" accent.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When the aliens finally land at Kansas, Geary and the others learn it was because they were returning a perfectly preserved human corpse to his home. Senator Suva [[TearsOfRemorse breaks down crying]], because because]] she believes humans would not have acted as honorably if the roles were reversed, to [[spoiler:to treat an alien body with sanctity.]]


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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Every book is a OneWordTitle named after a ship that appears in that book.
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.
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