Saturday, May 17, 2003

Final Reckoning: The Fate of Bester (Babylon 5)

J. Gregory Keyes Final Reckoning: The Fate of Bester (Babylon 5)

Unfortunately there is a huge gap where the shadow war happened, and the story picks up when Bester is being chased as a fugitive by the new 'Psi Corp' reformed after the war and the Drakh Plague. I was looking forward to reading what happened in the interim, but was disappointed when there were even any flashbacks. This could be read as a stand-alone story about Bester at the end of his life. Unfortunately the Bester character portrayed here is completely at odds with all previous characterisations (in books and the TV series), the story is based in Paris, hardly touching on the rest of the B5 universe. This book was quite disappointing after the first two in this series. I hope the writer returns to create the missing book between this and the previous - Deadly Relations

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