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* ArmiesAreEvil / StrawCivilian: Explored and desconstructed. Both ''Literature/StarksWar'' and ''Beyond the Fronter'' (part of ''Literature/TheLostFleet'') deal with the topic of military-civilian relations, and each side believes that one of these tropes is in effect the military sees the civilian government as corrupt, petty, ineffective, and ungrateful, whereas the civilians see the military as warmongering, insubordinate, would-be dictators. In reality, there are good and bad people on both sides, and the mutual distrust is bad for the whole society.

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* ArmiesAreEvil / StrawCivilian: Explored and desconstructed. Both ''Literature/StarksWar'' and ''Beyond the Fronter'' Frontier'' (part of ''Literature/TheLostFleet'') deal with the topic of military-civilian relations, and each side believes that one of these tropes is in effect the military sees the civilian government as corrupt, petty, ineffective, and ungrateful, whereas the civilians see the military as warmongering, insubordinate, would-be dictators. In reality, there are good and bad people on both sides, and the mutual distrust is bad for the whole society.

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->''"Security is not a license for people in authority to hide tactics they would never openly admit to using."''


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** ''Literature/TheLegacyOfDragons'' (2017 onwards)

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* AIIsACrapshoot: ''Literature/StarksWar'' and ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' come up with different arguments to state why automating warfare is a bad idea.


* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Leans pretty strongly towards the idealism side of things. Winning may require fighting, but it also requires reforming systems and building bridges. Antagonists are seldom cackling villains; rather, they're [[TrappedInVillainy can't escape the evils of the system they've been indoctrinated into]], or are [[WellIntentionedExtremist well intentioned]] but stuck in a [[PoorCommunicationKills cycle of miscommunication and distrust]]. Evil is frequently less about personal depravities than it is about flawed systems and institutions and those can be fixed, resisted, or replaced. (See: [[Literature/StarksWar Stark]] dissenting against a lethally incompetent military hierarchy; [[Literature/PaulSinclair Sinclair]] resisting miscarriages of military justice; [[Literature/TheLostFleet Geary]] reforming dangerous and unethical military doctrines and trying to improve civilian-military relations; [[Literature/TheLostStars Drakon and Iceni]] rebelling against a repressive, poisonous government; [[Literature/ThePillarsOfReality Mari and Alain]] defying their mutually-hostile, closed-minded Guilds.)

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Leans pretty strongly towards the idealism side of things. Winning may require fighting, but it also requires reforming systems and building bridges. Antagonists are seldom cackling villains; rather, they're they [[TrappedInVillainy can't escape the evils of the system they've been indoctrinated into]], or are [[WellIntentionedExtremist well intentioned]] but stuck in a [[PoorCommunicationKills cycle of miscommunication and distrust]]. Evil is frequently less about personal depravities than it is about flawed systems and institutions and those can be fixed, resisted, or replaced. (See: [[Literature/StarksWar Stark]] dissenting against a lethally incompetent military hierarchy; [[Literature/PaulSinclair Sinclair]] resisting miscarriages of military justice; [[Literature/TheLostFleet Geary]] reforming dangerous and unethical military doctrines and trying to improve civilian-military relations; [[Literature/TheLostStars Drakon and Iceni]] rebelling against a repressive, poisonous government; [[Literature/ThePillarsOfReality Mari and Alain]] defying their mutually-hostile, closed-minded Guilds.)


'''John Hemry''' is an American writer of SpeculativeFiction notably MilitaryScienceFiction, drawn on his experience as an United States naval officer. He wrote two series under his own name, the ''Stark's War'' and ''Paul Sinclair'' series. Poor sales had him resort to a pen name '''Jack Campbell''' for ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' series; its success has lead to the reissue of his earlier work (with both bylines listed on the cover).

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'''John Hemry''' is an American writer of SpeculativeFiction notably MilitaryScienceFiction, drawn SpeculativeFiction, being best known for MilitaryScienceFiction which draws on his experience as an United States naval officer. He wrote two series under his own name, the ''Stark's War'' and ''Paul Sinclair'' series. Poor sales had him resort to a pen name '''Jack Campbell''' for ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' series; its success has lead to the reissue of his earlier work (with both bylines listed on the cover).


'''John Hemry''' is an American writer of military SF, drawn on his experience as an United States naval officer. He wrote two series under his own name, the ''Stark's War'' and ''Paul Sinclair'' series. Poor sales had him resort to a pen name '''Jack Campbell''' for ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' series; its success has lead to the reissue of his earlier work (with both bylines listed on the cover).

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'''John Hemry''' is an American writer of military SF, SpeculativeFiction notably MilitaryScienceFiction, drawn on his experience as an United States naval officer. He wrote two series under his own name, the ''Stark's War'' and ''Paul Sinclair'' series. Poor sales had him resort to a pen name '''Jack Campbell''' for ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' series; its success has lead to the reissue of his earlier work (with both bylines listed on the cover).



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Leans pretty strongly towards the idealism side of things. Winning may require fighting, but it also requires reforming systems and building bridges. Antagonists are seldom cackling villains; rather, they're [[TrappedInVillainy can't escape the evils of the system they've been indoctrinated into]], or are [[WellIntentionedExtremist well intentioned]] but stuck in a [[PoorCommunicationKills cycle of miscommunication and distrust]]. Evil is frequently less about personal depravities than it is about flawed systems and institutions and those can be fixed, resisted, or replaced. (See: [[Literature/StarksWar Stark]] dissenting against a lethally incompetent military hierarchy; [[Literature/PaulSinclair Sinclair]] resisting miscarriages of military justice; [[Literature/TheLostFleet Geary]] reforming dangerous and unethical military doctrines and trying to improve civilian-military relations; [[Literature/TheLostStars Drakon and Iceni]] rebelling against a repressive, poisonous government.)

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Leans pretty strongly towards the idealism side of things. Winning may require fighting, but it also requires reforming systems and building bridges. Antagonists are seldom cackling villains; rather, they're [[TrappedInVillainy can't escape the evils of the system they've been indoctrinated into]], or are [[WellIntentionedExtremist well intentioned]] but stuck in a [[PoorCommunicationKills cycle of miscommunication and distrust]]. Evil is frequently less about personal depravities than it is about flawed systems and institutions and those can be fixed, resisted, or replaced. (See: [[Literature/StarksWar Stark]] dissenting against a lethally incompetent military hierarchy; [[Literature/PaulSinclair Sinclair]] resisting miscarriages of military justice; [[Literature/TheLostFleet Geary]] reforming dangerous and unethical military doctrines and trying to improve civilian-military relations; [[Literature/TheLostStars Drakon and Iceni]] rebelling against a repressive, poisonous government.government; [[Literature/ThePillarsOfReality Mari and Alain]] defying their mutually-hostile, closed-minded Guilds.)


!!Works by John Hemry that have their own pages:
* ''Literature/TheLostFleet''
* ''Literature/TheLostStars''
* ''Literature/PaulSinclair''
* ''Literature/StarksWar''

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!!Works by John Hemry that have their own pages:
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* ''Literature/TheLostFleet''
''Literature/StarksWar'' (2000-2002)
* ''Literature/TheLostStars''
''Literature/PaulSinclair'' (2003-2006)
* ''Literature/PaulSinclair''
''Literature/TheLostFleet'' (2006 onwards)
** ''Literature/TheLostStars'' (2012 onwards)
* ''Literature/StarksWar''''Literature/ThePillarsOfReality'' (2014 onwards)


!!Works by John Hemry that have their own pages

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!!Tropes found across multiple works:
* ArmiesAreEvil / StrawCivilian: Explored and desconstructed. Both ''Literature/StarksWar'' and ''Beyond the Fronter'' (part of ''Literature/TheLostFleet'') deal with the topic of military-civilian relations, and each side believes that one of these tropes is in effect the military sees the civilian government as corrupt, petty, ineffective, and ungrateful, whereas the civilians see the military as warmongering, insubordinate, would-be dictators. In reality, there are good and bad people on both sides, and the mutual distrust is bad for the whole society.
* GenderIsNoObject: It's consistent across the future militaries which the author depicts that they seem to be 100% gender-integrated, and it frequently doesn't make any difference either to the plot or to other people what gender a given character is.
* GeneralFailure: ''Literature/StarksWar'' and the early books of ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' have parallels in that they feature militaries where incompetent leadership is endemic until the protagonists institute reforms. (The ''Literature/PaulSinclair'' series, by contrast, features a military in which incompetence is the exception.)
* HumansAreWhite: Averted. Physical descriptions of characters are rare, but in the works where characters all have real Earth names (''Literature/PaulSinclair'' and ''Literature/StarksWar''), they're a notably diverse bunch.
* MilitaryScienceFiction: Most of Hemry's work falls within this genre, but in differing ways. ''Literature/StarksWar'', his earliest novels, are probably the most action-y, being about front-line soldiers, while at the other end of the spectrum, you have the ''Literature/PaulSinclair'' books, which each start out with life in a space navy but climax with CourtroomDrama rather than combat. ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' is predominantly fleet tactics, while ''Literature/TheLostStars'' is more a mixture of things.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Leans pretty strongly towards the idealism side of things. Winning may require fighting, but it also requires reforming systems and building bridges. Antagonists are seldom cackling villains; rather, they're [[TrappedInVillainy can't escape the evils of the system they've been indoctrinated into]], or are [[WellIntentionedExtremist well intentioned]] but stuck in a [[PoorCommunicationKills cycle of miscommunication and distrust]]. Evil is frequently less about personal depravities than it is about flawed systems and institutions and those can be fixed, resisted, or replaced. (See: [[Literature/StarksWar Stark]] dissenting against a lethally incompetent military hierarchy; [[Literature/PaulSinclair Sinclair]] resisting miscarriages of military justice; [[Literature/TheLostFleet Geary]] reforming dangerous and unethical military doctrines and trying to improve civilian-military relations; [[Literature/TheLostStars Drakon and Iceni]] rebelling against a repressive, poisonous government.)


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!!Tropes found in his work

* ArmchairMilitary: All the officers Stark faces
* MeaningfulName: The [=McClellan=] tank
* ReassignedToAntarctica: One threat is guard duty at the lunar pole

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!!Tropes found in his work

* ArmchairMilitary: All the officers Stark faces
* MeaningfulName: The [=McClellan=] tank
* ReassignedToAntarctica: One threat is guard duty at the lunar pole
''Literature/StarksWar''

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