Jack Campbell

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Jack Campbell (John G. Hemry) is the author of the New York Times best-selling Lost Fleet series, Genesis Fleet series, and Lost Stars series, as well as the Steampunk-meets-high-fantasy Pillars of Reality series. He's also written all the comics for Titan's Lost Fleet comic series. His most recent books are Vanguard and Ascendant in the Genesis Fleet series "prequel" to the Lost Fleet, and Blood of Dragons, the second in the Legacy of Dragons follow-on to The Pillars of Reality. He also has the stories "Wakening Ouroboros" in Cosmic Powers and "Shore Patrol" in Infinite Stars. He has more than thirty books in print. John's works have been published in twelve languages. His short fiction includes time travel, alternate history, space opera, military SF, fantasy, and humor. Non-fiction work includes articles on declassified US military Cold War plans for bases on the Moon, and Liberating the Future: Women in the Early Legion (of Superheroes) in Sequart's Teenagers From the Future.

Hemry is a retired US Navy officer, who served in a wide variety of jobs including surface warfare (the ship drivers of the Navy), amphibious warfare, anti-terrorism, intelligence, and some other things that he's not supposed to talk about. Being a sailor, he has been known to tell stories about events which really happened (but cannot be verified by any independent sources). This experience has served him well in writing fiction. He lives in Maryland with his indomitable wife “S” and three great kids (all three on the autism spectrum).