Space Viking

Space Viking Cover

Space Viking

By H. Beam Piper

Aegypan, Hardcover, 9781603128759, 168pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2007

Description
"Vengeance is a strange human motivation -- it can drive a man to do things which he neither would nor could achieve without it . . . and because of that it lies behind some of the greatest sagas of human literature!"

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After a galaxy-wide war had left the planetary federation in ruins, every surviving civilized world was on its own. And that was a perfect setup for the marauders from the far-out rim.

Trask was one of those dreaded Space Vikings, a warrior spaceman with a crew and a ship that struck terror to a thousand worlds. But Trask had a special personal interest in scourging the stars -- he wanted to draw upon himself the fire of a certain enemy -- a renegade planet-wrecker with a yen for galactic empire building. . . .

This text, taken from "Analog" November 1962 through February 1963, is Piper's original novel.

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