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Based on the hit SF television show this finale to the new epic trilogy finds the Psi Corp's reign of terror reaching new heights and a civil war developing to overthrow Alfred B This is the final book in the trilogy about Bester the Psi Cop from the Babylon 5 TV series I’ve always been a big fan of the TV show so I was pleased to discover that books based on the series could be pretty goodAlfred Bester has become an important figure and leader in the Psi Corps but changing situations outside the Corps threaten its survival Bester becomes involved in acts that can be described as war crimes The Corps is disbanded and Bester is being pursued as a war criminal He settles down in an Earth city and tries to live his old age without much noticeMeanwhile Michael Garibaldi has taken up the manhunt too determined to get his revenge on Bester at lastAn excellent book that provides a much needed resolution to the “Whatever happened to Bester and Garibaldi” that the TV show never portrayed A Little Learning pleased to discover that books based on the series could be The Good Neighbour pretty goodAlfred Bester has become an important figure and leader in the Psi Corps but changing situations outside the Corps threaten its survival Bester becomes involved in acts that can be described as war crimes The Corps is disbanded and Bester is being Catch Me Before I Fall pursued as a war criminal He settles down in an Earth city and tries to live his old age without much noticeMeanwhile Michael Garibaldi has taken up the manhunt too determined to get his revenge on Bester at lastAn excellent book that Biggles Fails to Return provides a much needed resolution to the “Whatever happened to Bester and Garibaldi” that the TV show never African Nights portrayed

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Final Reckoning The Fate of Bester Babylon 5 Saga of Psi Corps #3

D hunter to fleeing prey and must confront the hell he created choosing between surrender or survival This novel includes the death of a major character from the television serie I have enjoyed reading everything I've read so far by J Gregory Keyes but he has remained one of my B list authors His stuff has been enjoyable but not so fantastic that I just can't wait to read his next work However after completing Final Reckoning The Fate of Bester the third and concluding volume of his Babylon 5 spin off series that status might very well changefor the better Whereas the second book ended with Alfred Bester just about to step foot on the Babylon 5 space station for the first time this one begins after the television series is complete It helps to have seen all 5 seasons of the TV show but is not necessary to enjoy this book or this trilogy for that matter The references to the events and characters of the show are suprisingly minimal and I believe uninitiated readers will not feel like they are missing somethingHaving said that readers who are familiar with the TV series will be delighted as I was to finally find out what happened to Bester I knew going in that Garibaldi the former security chief of Babylon 5 would have to play a major role in whatever was to happen and indeed he does But despite that interaction the novel is really about Bester himself Bester is a villain no doubt about it But as with the best villains of fiction the reader becomes sympathetic to how he became the way he became The trilogy as a whole is somewhat like a Shakepearean tragedy in that good people can be caught up in circumstances that lead them down the wrong path Such is the case with Alfred Bester This is a book and trilogy that examines the truism that one person's terrorist is another person's freedom fighterI'm very glad I took a chance on this TV tie in trilogy usually they are pretty horrible Mr Keyes has moved up to a strong B author for me and I'll now seek out his newer works to see if he can bump up to the A list Doctor Who prey and must confront the hell he created choosing between surrender or survival This novel includes the death of a major character from the television serie I have enjoyed reading everything I've read so far by J Gregory Keyes but he has remained one of my B list authors His stuff has been enjoyable but not so fantastic that I just can't wait to read his next work However after completing Final Reckoning The Fate of Bester the third and concluding volume of his Babylon 5 spin off series that status might very well changefor the better Whereas the second book ended with Alfred Bester just about to step foot on the Babylon 5 space station for the first time this one begins after the television series is complete It helps to have seen all 5 seasons of the TV show but is not necessary to enjoy this book or this trilogy for that matter The references to the events and characters of the show are suprisingly minimal and I believe uninitiated readers will not feel like they are missing somethingHaving said that readers who are familiar with the TV series will be delighted as I was to finally find out what happened to Bester I knew going in that Garibaldi the former security chief of Babylon 5 would have to An Affair with My Mother play a major role in whatever was to happen and indeed he does But despite that interaction the novel is really about Bester himself Bester is a villain no doubt about it But as with the best villains of fiction the reader becomes sympathetic to how he became the way he became The trilogy as a whole is somewhat like a Shakepearean tragedy in that good Peppa Pig people can be caught up in circumstances that lead them down the wrong Dot.Homme path Such is the case with Alfred Bester This is a book and trilogy that examines the truism that one The West (3rd Edition) person's terrorist is another The Maddest Idea (Revolution at Sea person's freedom fighterI'm very glad I took a chance on this TV tie in trilogy usually they are The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running pretty horrible Mr Keyes has moved up to a strong B author for me and I'll now seek out his newer works to see if he can bump up to the A list

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Ester's monstrous regime As Interstellar Alliance President John Sheridan intervenes to stop the bloodshed his first mission is to hunt down war criminals Bester goes from dreade It was a great ending and I loved the final scenes Bester just a bad dude all around


10 thoughts on “Final Reckoning The Fate of Bester Babylon 5 Saga of Psi Corps #3

  1. says:

    This is the third and final book of the Psi Corps trilogy and really concludes the story of Bester no I am not giving anything away as the title sort of does that way before I did Anyway this is the last in the series and to be honest one I came to late in the dayLet me explain while Babylon 5 was airing I was a huge fan yes the effects are dated and the fact that the show was on a budget never distracted what was going on The show now has suffered from unsympathetic editing and failure to embrace the Hi def age however the show itself was a landmark being cited for breaking many genre moulds include as the show which was not afraid to create story arcs As a result the series spawned everything from its own RPG to tie in novels Now this trilogy was not original released int he UK and it took the publisher Ballentine to bring it to our shores So what of the book well I would warn you there are a lot of assumptions made in the book that not only have you read the other two but also you are very familiar with the TV series so for a fan like me its not a problem in fact it makes it all the interesting knowing there are little hints and secrets being uietly slipped out while no one is looking The story reads like its part of a bigger tale which is not only carried over the other two books but also events in other media too But the thing is you are not told this it is assumed so on one hand you are treated to a story which is not bogged down with back stories and explanations and on the other you have one which would be hard to enter if you didnt know what was going on So really I should rate this book lower but you see I did know what they were hinting at so for me I felt like I was part of the secret which made reading it all the fun The uestion is should I go back and read the others in the series and find out about what was hinted at


  2. says:

    This is the final book in the trilogy about Bester the Psi Cop from the Babylon 5 TV series I’ve always been a big fan of the TV show so I was pleased to discover that books based on the series could be pretty goodAlfred Bester has become an important figure and leader in the Psi Corps but changing situations outside the Corps threaten its survival Bester becomes involved in acts that can be described as war crimes The Corps is disbanded and Bester is being pursued as a war criminal He settles down in an Earth city and tries to live his old age without much noticeMeanwhile Michael Garibaldi has taken up the manhunt too determined to get his revenge on Bester at lastAn excellent book that provides a much needed resolution to the “Whatever happened to Bester and Garibaldi” that the TV show never portrayed


  3. says:

    I have been looking for this book for a while I wanted to see how bester’s story played out I liked the idea of the telepaths sub plot in b5 but it was the B plot for the series and not fully developed before and after This book series did this Over 3 novels Though I need to go back and re read from the start to see if I missed things But that also reuires a b5 reread to place it in context Thankfully the series is always good for a rewatch You pick up so much on subseuent viewings I liked having an end to character koening did so much to develop the character and give it life that it deserved


  4. says:

    This is book 3 of the Psi Corps Trilogy and unlike books 1 and 2 it takes place after the timeline in Babylon 5 It looks inside the heart of the man who has become the bad guy we saw in Babylon 5 and causes us to hope for his redemption as he stumbles on in his life It's a sad story and i wrestled with giving it 3 or 4 stars and decided on 4 even though i didn't enjoy the story not because of the writing but because of being frustrated as we see Bester sinking into the hole his life has become The trilogy is well worth your time even with the inevitable conclusion


  5. says:

    It was a great ending and I loved the final scenes Bester just a bad dude all around


  6. says:

    I am not sure why but this book did not overly impress me It took me a year and a half of picking it up every so often to finally finish it I liked books 1 and 2 better


  7. says:

    When Babylon 5 hit the airwaves back in the 90's its intricate tapestry of ongoing story threads was revolutionary for its time and it drew me right in Story lines dealt with lofty political and philosophical concepts and big things happened regularly that permanently altered the character dynamics of the show But even though the show ran for a full five seasons one particular story line was never really resolved by the time it went off the air Set years after the end of the television series this book tells the story of the last days of telepathic war criminal Alfred Bester named after the late science fiction author and played on the show by Walter Koenig of Star Trek Now very old and still wanted for his crimes he finds himself in Paris and pursued by pharmaceutical tycoon and former Babylon 5 Security Chief Michael Garibaldi played surprisingly well in the show by current Libertarian radio talk show host Jerry Doyle A long time ago Bester did something to Garibaldi's mind and though he's had the psychic blocks removed he can't let go of his grudge or his desire to see Bester brought to justice After waiting so long to see how this story arc ended I must say that I found the resolution offered in this book somewhat anticlimactic But part of that's on me since the book has been out since 1999 There are certainly lesser B5 books that I read soon after their publication that I could have skipped in favor of this oneBut there is nice stuff here We get to see Bester befriend and ultimately fall in love with an innkeeper half his age and feel his anguish when he realizes that merely being with him puts her in danger We're given a look at how Garibaldi's obsession with catching Bester puts a strain on his family life as his wife urges him to just let it go It further humanizes characters that were already fleshed out than most from 1990's television and it is welcomedBut unfortunately for this book's story to work the wily long surviving fugitive Bester has to make some inexplicably poor decisions His coming back to Earth is uestionable in itself but when he takes a job as a literary critic and begins to gain popularity one begins to wonder what the powerful telepath might be thinkingUltimately Garibaldi is able to flush Bester out by cutting off supply of a proprietary drug his company produces that is essential to all telepaths As he doggedly chases Bester through Paris in an obvious homage to Victor Hugo's Les Misérables there are scenes that I wish I could have seen played out by the original actors Maybe it's not too late for that since both actors are now about the same age their characters in this bookUltimately though it doesn't seem like much is really accomplished Bester is captured and Garibaldi goes back to his family If left alone Bester would have likely spent his remaining few years uietly in Paris attacking only the books he chose to target in his literary columnBut there's something to be said for that isn't there? Justice isn't always exciting or even satisfying Sometimes it simply must be done so that everyone concerned can move on


  8. says:

    What a huge disappointment this book turned out to be In some respects a ripoff Let me be specificThis is book 3 of the Babylon 5 Trilogy known Psi Corp trilogy Babylon 5 was a wonderful sci fi television show from a few years ago that lasted five seasons Sometimes the show featured characters who were members of Psi Corps an organization of telepaths who could read minds and were strictly governed by the CorpsOne major recurring character was a psi cop named Bester first name Alfredwhose main job was to chase down rogue telepaths He was not a nice guy but brilliantly portrayed by actor Walter Koenig Book 1 told the story of how the Corp came into being and ends with the birth of Bester Book 2 tells the story of Bester from childhood to his becoming a powerful member of the Psi Cops It ends with his first trip to Babylon 5 A good story although not greatBook 3 opens up 40 years later when Bester is an old man and the most wanted criminal in the known galaxy for his war crimes during the telepath wars What? This book skips the most important event in the fictional history of the Earth Alliance since the ending of the Babylon 5 TV showIt was always predicted especially by Bester that some day telepaths and normals would fight a major war and he was preparing for that day Somehow this book skips that entire war and we find Bester on the runWe get little hints of the war and the facts that some telepaths turned on others and the normals wonbut no details at all How in God's name can you skip that? This book was a sick joke perpetrated on Babylon 5 fans and the author should have his pen and computer taken away from him The creator of the series J Michael Straczynski who wrote the outline for the story and authorized its publication should also be ostracized for skipping the best part of the post Babylon 5 historyI gave it one star rather than zero because the story such as it was was mildly interesting and took place in Paris one of my favorite cities Without giving too much away here one of the jobs Bester undertakes in Paris is he becomes a book reviewer for a magazine That's funny as I wonder how he would have reviewed this book?The other part of interest that is no secret is that Bester is constantly being pursued by Michael Garibaldi the former security chief of Babylon 5 and the recipient of one of Bester's dirtiest tricks The books ends with Bester's death as you might anticipate by the title But still how can you leave out the the story of the telepath wars So sad


  9. says:

    I have enjoyed reading everything I've read so far by J Gregory Keyes but he has remained one of my B list authors His stuff has been enjoyable but not so fantastic that I just can't wait to read his next work However after completing Final Reckoning The Fate of Bester the third and concluding volume of his Babylon 5 spin off series that status might very well changefor the better Whereas the second book ended with Alfred Bester just about to step foot on the Babylon 5 space station for the first time this one begins after the television series is complete It helps to have seen all 5 seasons of the TV show but is not necessary to enjoy this book or this trilogy for that matter The references to the events and characters of the show are suprisingly minimal and I believe uninitiated readers will not feel like they are missing somethingHaving said that readers who are familiar with the TV series will be delighted as I was to finally find out what happened to Bester I knew going in that Garibaldi the former security chief of Babylon 5 would have to play a major role in whatever was to happen and indeed he does But despite that interaction the novel is really about Bester himself Bester is a villain no doubt about it But as with the best villains of fiction the reader becomes sympathetic to how he became the way he became The trilogy as a whole is somewhat like a Shakepearean tragedy in that good people can be caught up in circumstances that lead them down the wrong path Such is the case with Alfred Bester This is a book and trilogy that examines the truism that one person's terrorist is another person's freedom fighterI'm very glad I took a chance on this TV tie in trilogy usually they are pretty horrible Mr Keyes has moved up to a strong B author for me and I'll now seek out his newer works to see if he can bump up to the A list


  10. says:

    Alfred Bester played by Walter Koenig was one of the best bad guys on the TV show His flat sense of humor showed a darker side to him a side that we became uite familiar with during his forays onto the station Yet there was always a sense of tenderness underneath the character a glimpse of someone whose heart wasn't blackened by the hatred he felt for those who aimed to hurt him This book explores that side of Mr Bester The side that wanted to come out from the dark recesses of his soul and smile at the simple beauty of life Mr Bester is eighty two at this point in his life on the run from his nemesis Mr Garibaldi and beginning to feel tired at the prospect or repeating his hiding cycles for too much longer Yes Mr Garibaldi is still trying to catch up with Mr Bester to visit his endless thirst for vengeance for what Bester had done to him in order to have Sheridan betrayed The story attacks the plot initially from the vantage point of both of these individuals Towards the end a police inspector is added to the mix of vantage points to help play a good old fashioned morale to the plot An excellent read and the best of the Babylon 5 novels that I have read to this point