Blog by Scott Moon
ATTENTION: Fans of military science fiction and space opera
SUBJECT: Interview with New York Times Bestseller Jack Campbell
OPERATIVES: Jack Campbell, Josh Hayes, Scott Moon
OBJECTIVE: Entertain, inform, and learn what made The Lost Fleet series great
I read a lot of military science fiction and space opera but that wasn’t always the case. My early years of reading began with fantasy. Authors like Michael Moorcock, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Brian Daley (before I realized Daley also wrote sci-fi). Most of my science fiction came by way of movie theaters.
Once I moved into reading science fiction (Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Frank Herbert, John Steakly) I couldn’t stop.
Like most fans of the genre, I was eventually introduced to Jack Campbell (John G. Hemry), who was a Navy captain before taking up a career as a novelist. His books brought entirely new dimensions to epic space battles and galactic confrontations. When Josh and Ralph told me he was coming on the show for an interview, I couldn’t believe it.
What was it like to interview a cornerstone of the military science fiction genre?
Better than any of us at Keystroke Medium could have hoped. He was gracious, entertaining, and informative. During the show he shared the conceptual foundation to his Lost Fleet series and gave some excellent tips for new and experienced writers.
Please watch or listen to this show. We’ve interviewed some legends this year and Jack Campbell is among the best of them.
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What is Live?
Have you ever been part of those intense conversations about books that are, quite honestly, a little awkward for your friends who haven't read a book since high school? Did you think, of course Daenerys Tagaryen will walk through fire and tame a dragon? After years of talking to each other about what make stories great, Scott and Josh wanted to expand their knowledge and share what they learned with the world!