update… GONE cheap. Unfortunately, these books went up to full price within hours of me posting this. I did enjoy the Lost Fleet books I’ve read before, but didn’t feel they were special enough to justify the much higher price than that charged by self-published authors. I guess the sale worked for the publisher. Big time! Just take a look in the screen cap below at the clean sweep the series is making of the charts right now. I wonder how sustainable that is at the higher price. Good luck to them, anyway.
The Lost Fleet is a very popular space fleet series. Even here in Bedford, England, the science fiction shelves in the book stores, and the library where I do much of my writing, are filled with these books. I’ve read some and think there very good with what I thought was a good emphasis on fleet tactics, and more of a feel for economics and social world-building than a lot of books (which sounds dull — it isn’t, it just feels well thought out). I noticed on amazon.co.uk that the Kindle editions for the second and subsequent books in the series (not the first one) are on sale at 99p each. So I filled my boots. On amazon.com they’re cheap too.