|Plot Summary of Rogue Berserker|
Baen, Jan 2005, 22.00, 281 pp.
Harry Silver, with a wife and as a new father, needs money, but a Berserker destroyed his vessel. Wealthy Winston Cheng offers him a small fortune along with a quality ship if Harry leads a private army to rescue his granddaughter and great-grandson kidnapped by a Berserker. Harry knows that if these killing machines allow a so-called "Goodlife" to live it is only because they become subservient. Winston feels this abduction is different because the death machine is a rogue which acts dissimilar from the others.
Harry learns that the rogue Berserker kidnapped his wife and son. His only hope to save his beloved Becky and Ethan, assuming they have not been terminated as so-called “Badlife” and that Cheng's theory is correct. Harry meets old friends, several enemies, and other adventurers while preparing for an assault.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Rogue Berserker|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- rescue mission/escape from confinement
Robots, Computers, VR
Robot, PC, VR Plotlets:
- fighting evil robot(s)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- champion of justice
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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