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A disappointing and confusing book.
am 21. Oktober 1997
Mr Saberhagen must have been put on a short time table for the completion of this book. The book is just a shallow rewrite of the WWII Battle of Midway (and or the movie by the same name) and put in space. Most of the details, tactics and personal events of the actual battle off Midway Island have been retained and only slightly altered so they would relate to space. The supersecret decryption of berserker codes just like the U.S.Navy did to the Japanese. The number of carriers involved is the same. Individual ship histories just prior to and during the battle are the same. The actual U.S. Navy Task Force numbers 16 and 17 remain the same in Berserker Fury and perform the same role as they did at Midway. I don't remember if "Void" fighters have always been in the Berserker series of books but its amazing how similar the name and performace compare to the Japanese "Zeros" used at Midway. If blatantly copying history wasn't distracting enough this book was just not put together very well. I get the distinct impression of a lack of review. Time lines were confusing and often appeared to be out of sequence. Details were repeated unnessessarly and I found myself asking "why is he repeating this stuff here?" I have enjoyed Mr Saberhagen's books in the past and expect to in the future but Berserker Fury gave me the impression that his publisher told him to produce a book in 3 weeks and he did.