So it Begins

So It Begins an anthology including the story 'Grendel'.

'Grendel' is a short story from the military science fiction anthology 'So It begins'. Grendel was written by Jack Campbell (John Hemry).


Grendel is set before the first novel of the Lost Fleet series Dauntless. It describes John 'Black Jack' Geary's last stand and the first move by the Syndics in what would start over one-hundred years of war.


  • Commander John Geary (Merlon)
  • Lieutenant Commander Cara Decala (Merlon)
  • Lieutenant Commander Lagemann (Pommel)
  • CEO Third Rank Fredericka Nalis (C-195)


The anthology So It Begins is available as paperback or kindle format.