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Swords and Saddles (English Edition) par [Campbell, Jack]
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Présentation de l'éditeur

In the New York Times bestselling Lost Fleet series, author Jack Campbell has taken readers and Captain Black Jack Geary on a fast-paced journey of conquest across vast reaches of space.  Now, in the three novellas contained in Swords and Saddles, first in a series of short fiction collections from Jack Campbell, readers can explore the entire universe of Campbell’s fiction. A new author’s note accompanies each story.

Begin by entering “The Rift.” Answering a distress call from a colonized planet, a combat team finds themselves ambushed.  They manage to scrabble their way to a remote research facility in the countryside, joining a group of schoolchildren that have holed up with the researchers -- three groups united in fear that their lives will last only as long as they can avoid discovery by the aliens that have come to their planet. When the aliens do come, it becomes clear that despite all the years of research, the humans’ understanding of the aliens is woefully incomplete.

“Swords and Saddles” is one of several alternate history stories that Jack Campbell has written. When lightning strikes Captain Ulysses Benton and his US Cavalry Fifth Regiment, they recover to find an ancient structure in the desert that they’ve never seen before -- and writing in a language none of them recognize. When the next find themselves skirmishing with soldiers wearing armor more appropriate to Roman centurions than 1870s Kansas, it becomes clear that wherever it is they are, it isn’t Kansas. But where are they, then?  And how do they make their way home?

The Lost Fleet isn’t the only Jack Campbell series full of outer space intrigue.  “Failure to Obey” is a novella in his Paul Sinclair series. When Lieutenant Jen Shen saves the day after a terrorist attack on a space station, she gets a medal, but Ivan Sharpe, a fellow officer and Paul’s former master-at-arms, gets a court martial. In a classic court martial scene that rivals the best in American literature, Paul has to work behind the scenes to save Ivan’s military career.

Biographie de l'auteur

"Jack Campbell" is the pseudonym for John G. Hemry, a retired Naval officer who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis before serving with the surface fleet and in a variety of other assignments. He is the author of The Lost Fleet military science fiction series, as well as the Beyond the Frontier continuation of The Lost Fleet, spin-off series The Lost Stars, the Stark's War series, and the Paul Sinclair/"JAG in space" series. His short fiction appears frequently in Analog magazine, and many have been collected in the three Jack Campbell ebook anthologies, Ad Astra, Borrowed Time, and Swords and Saddles. The Pillars of Reality is his first epic fantasy series. He lives with his indomitable wife and three children in Maryland.

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HASH(0x9a01a444) étoiles sur 5 Nice Sci Fi Collection 14 mai 2013
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This is a collection of three longer-than-short science fiction stories (does that make sense?), and these are pretty good. I usually don't read that many short stories, but Campbell is a science fiction writer I like, and I've read his space opera series called The Lost Fleet and decided to pick this compilation up based on how much I liked the Lost Fleet series: I wasn't disappointed as these are perfect for reading, for example, after work when you are wanting to relax and finish something vs. waiting for the next day (usually in suspense) to pick the book up and read.

If you enjoy a good science fiction tale without all of the goofy and strange aliens, and are looking for a collection of shorter reads for your commute or after work vs. investing hours in a novel, I'd recommend this one. At $4.99, science fiction lovers (and Jack Campbell fans) should receive more than $4.99 of value.
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HASH(0x9aeb0f90) étoiles sur 5 Good Story Telling 10 juin 2013
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Although I'm not a huge fan of short stories I am a fan of Jack Campbell. His Lost Fleet series is one of the best works of military Science Fiction I follow. All the stories were great but I truly enjoyed Swords & Saddles. Talk about a twist on the Old West. I would love to follow their adventures a bit farther, the story ended way too soon. But, that's why they call them short stories. A very entertaining read.
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HASH(0x9a153bb8) étoiles sur 5 Top notch writing 25 mars 2013
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Jack Campbell is absolutely one of the best writers of our day, short story or longer series, he's always more than a good read.
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HASH(0x99dfb7e0) étoiles sur 5 Three Good Novellas 28 avril 2013
Par Richard Jackson - Publié sur
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The first story is by Campbell himself, and is about the difficulty of understanding an alien culture. The second is one of those "transported to a different world" tales** -- in this case it is a US cavalry detachment. Third and last is a nice description of a court marshal. All these stories are well written and well constructed yarns.

** One of the best of these, if not THE best, is Taylor Anderson's "Destroyermen" series. That is a MUST READ for sci-fi fans.
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HASH(0x99dfbd68) étoiles sur 5 Good, not Great but well worth it for Jack Campbell fans. 26 novembre 2013
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I enjoy Jack Campbell's writing so I thought I'd give this book a try. The Rift story was okay but not great, it was a nice twist on our failure to communicate with aliens due to factors beyond the language barrier. The Swords and Saddles story was okay, probably could have been a series of books. I enjoyed Failure to Obey because I worked in a JAG office in the military although I thought that the premise was weak.
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