First “Lost Fleet Outlands” adventure release delayed, out in June

Those of us waiting for the release of Boundless, the first SF novel in the much anticipated Lost Fleet Outlands trilogy by Jack Campbell, are going to have to wait just a little bit longer.

The new book was due to be published on 18th May 2021. However, COVID related delays are still rippling through the printing industry and as a result, the book has a new publishing date by Ace in the United States and Titan Books in the UK of 15th June.

Jack Campbell is the pen name of John G. Hemry, a retired naval officer who graduated from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis before serving with the surface fleet and in a variety of other assignments. It was a huge pleasure to work with him on Titan’s Lost Fleet SF comic tie-in, Lost Fleet: Corsair, back in 2018.

He is the New York Times bestselling author of the Lost Fleet, the Lost Stars, and the Genesis Fleet series, as well as the Stark’s War, Paul Sinclair, and Pillars of Reality series. He lives with his indomitable wife and three children in Maryland.

Here’s both covers and the promotional information for the new series.

The Ace cover for Boundless - The Lost Fleet - Outlands
The Ace cover for Boundless – The Lost Fleet – Outlands
The Titan Books cover for Boundless - The Lost Fleet - Outlands
The Titan Books cover for Boundless – The Lost Fleet – Outlands

Admiral John “Black Jack” Geary may have saved the Alliance only to destroy it, in this thrilling and eagerly awaited continuation of the New York Times bestselling series.

Geary believed in the Alliance. Even when he uncovered overwhelming evidence that the highest echelons of the government and fleet command were involved in secret programs and prison camps, he believed it was worth saving. And that his duty was to see that justice was served even though some factions feared that revealing the truth would cause the Alliance to crumble.

But after narrowly surviving two assassination attempts when he brings evidence of the misdeeds to the capital star system, Geary realizes that some have decided the easiest way to make the Alliance’s problems go away is to get rid of him. He finds himself ordered to undertake a perilous new mission outside of the reaches of human-occupied space while the Senate clashes over the evidence.

Geary’s warships must escort a diplomatic and scientific mission across the dangerous, disintegrating remnants of the Syndicate Worlds empire. But even if he can make it to Midway Star System, the gateway to alien-controlled space, Geary will face former Syndicate officials who have rebelled and regard the Alliance with deep suspicion. And that will be the easy part…

The Titan Books edition of Boundless – The Lost Fleet – Outlands by Jack Campbell is available here from AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)

The Titan Books edition of Boundless – The Lost Fleet – Outlands by Jack Campbell is available here from Forbidden Planet (Affiliate Link)

Unfortunately, Forbidden Planet are currently unable to accept and ship orders to the EU or internationally at the present time

The Ace edition of Boundless – The Lost Fleet – Outlands by Jack Campbell is available here from Amazon.com

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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