Such is the overarching premise of the Berserker series of books, by Fred Saberhagen; the first of these, simply titled Berserker, I finished. Berserker (Saberhagen’s Berserker Series Book 1) – Kindle edition by Fred Saberhagen. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or . Berserker man [Fred Saberhagen] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. For countless millennia the dreadful Berserker fleets have ranged.

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Apr 21, Jason Farley rated it it was ok.

Saberhagen served in the [[U. A decade and change later, I During high school, I worked at a used bookstore, where I would often shelve the fantasy and science fiction, since it was a favorite of mine. I like stuff that’s intricate and pulls you into a world.

Matthew rated it it was ok Jan ebrserker, But the humans have develioped a trick of their own: This sees Karlsen, the hero of humanity, the free of the Berserker war, stuck in a hypermassive gravitational pull from what is essentially a black hole. I bought Berserker Man on a whim, without any idea it was part of a larger series and having never heard of Saberhagen, and I came daberhagen so enamoured with the story that I hope I can pick up some others in the series.

In some ways, this is the best story to end the compilation, with the man Karlsen giving orders to visitors to his craft in order to determine whether they are human or Berserker-created.

Berserker Series by Fred Saberhagen

For example, TV’s “Star Trek” and “Twilight Zone” are often more than a creepy story or a space alien story – they explore deep themes, such as “What is beauty? The aim for this story is clearly more in the vein of classic military science fiction, but the idea that someone has obtained a mind ray delivered in the first Berserker story has a nice poetry to it. Feb 10, Matt rated it did not like it Shelves: E non fatevi condizionare dal fatto che l’autore non si chiami Asimov.


Guided by self-aware computers more intelligent than any human, these world-sized battlecraft carved a swath of death through the galaxy–until they arrived at the outskirts of the fledgling Empire of Man.

It is, but not in the way I first envisioned. Shelve The Williamson Effect. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This will be a great addition to the Berserker universe; I’ve always thought that more graphic art was in order.

Berserker Fury

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Leon rated it liked it Aug 29, Jun 29, Patrick rated it it was amazing Shelves: Saberhagen openly explores these themes and more Old school sci fi novel. My loss for taking so long to finally get to his work and a huge thank you to Dan for his review of “Empire of the East,” which inspired me to pick up Saberhagen to begin with. Back in civilian life, Saberhagen worked as an It was while he was working for Motorola after his military service that Saberhagen started writing fiction seriously at the age of about Long ago, in a distant part of the galaxy, two alien races met–and fought a war of mutual extinction.

The ending has a nice twist. The final few paragraphs are chilling and beautiful, and having lived alongside the main character for almost four stories now, the serialized nature of the stories is vindicated – all while keeping the episodes themselves in tact.

The Berserker Throne (Berserker, #7) by Fred Saberhagen

Anyone know if its how it holds up? As such, they have allied themselves with the human race against the Berserkers. Nov 06, Johnny rated it it was ok Shelves: Whether second or third degree influences or blind coincidence, the tale of intelligent artificial life going rogue and taking out their mimicry of emotional agony on to human kind is a premise popular culture is never afraid of repeating.


Feb 01, Keith rated it really liked it Shelves: Some of the force of this trope is felt in the fierce intelligence and ingenuity these self-perpetuating machines employ to accomplish their task. The most common Berserkers are large spherical interstellar spacecraft, heavily armed and armored, equipped with self-replicating factories, and capable of producing numerous scout craft, foot soldiers, and other weapons of war. For countless millennia the dreadful Berserker fl… More.

Pages to import images to Wikidata. Saberhagen died of cancer, in Albuquerque, New Mexico Saberhagen was born in and grew up in the area frde Chicago, Illinois.

Eric rated it it was amazing Nov 22, Dec 22, Dafydd rated it liked it Shelves: The past year or so has been spent researching grad schools, applying to them, interviewing at them, deciding which one to attend, and finally now beginning graduate study in cognitive science at U Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Then, most startlingly, he finds a way to control it. But Moby Dick succeeds partly because Ahab is not the narrator: Until, that is, he makes a surprising discovery: Other methods are employed as well, such as counterfeiting and humour.

Jan 14, Phil Kozel rated it liked it Shelves: These are the stories of the frail creatures who must meet this monstrous and implacable enemy–and who, by fighting it to a standstill, become the saviors of all living things. Toni rated it it was amazing Dec 13,