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Space Viking

Space Viking by H. Beam Piper
By: (1904-1964)

Space Viking by H. Beam Piper is a fascinating science fiction novel that follows the story of Lucas Trask, a vengeful space captain seeking justice for his slain wife. Set in a distant future where mankind has colonized planets across the galaxy, the story explores themes of revenge, honor, and the consequences of power.

The world-building in this novel is exceptional, with vivid descriptions of different planets, cultures, and technologies. Piper creates a rich and immersive universe that draws readers in from the very first page. The political intrigue and power struggles between different factions add depth to the story, keeping readers engaged and guessing until the very end.

The characters in Space Viking are well-developed and complex, each with their own motivations and goals. Lucas Trask is a compelling protagonist, driven by his desire for revenge but also grappling with questions of morality and duty. The supporting cast is equally interesting, with each character adding depth and nuance to the story.

Overall, Space Viking is a gripping and thought-provoking read that will appeal to fans of classic science fiction and space opera. Piper's writing is engaging and descriptive, drawing readers into a futuristic world filled with adventure, danger, and intrigue. Highly recommended for anyone looking for an exciting and immersive sci-fi read.

Book Description:

A galactic war has left the Terran Federation in ruins. Formerly civilized planets have decivilized into barbarism. Space Vikings roam the wreckage, plundering and killing for gain.

Lord Lucas Trask of Traskon was no admirer of the Space Vikings, but when murder takes his wife on his wedding day, Trask trades everything he has for his own Space Viking ship and sets out on a galaxy-wide quest for revenge.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - October 16, 2013
Good story, and well read!

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