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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The Berserker Wars by Fred Saberhagen.

Berserker: Blue Death (Berserker, #8) by Fred Saberhagen

I didn’t know this and still enjoyed it and read it many times. E non fatevi condizionare dal fatto che l’autore non si chiami Asimov. Anyone interested in contributing to the site is more than welcomed to! Berserker actually consists of free number of related short stories strung together to tell the bigger story.

Neither side, however, is prepared for the incredible risks that emerge as the attack becomesd imminent.

Great premise about killer space ships trying to destroy mankind. Wartick rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sabedhagen first stories in the series are related by an individual Carmpan, the “3rd Historian”, who seeks to chronicle life in the Galaxy and the struggle against the Berserkers. This is a very interesting concept. Anyone know if its how it holds up?

They all have machine intelligenceand their sizes range from that of an asteroidin the case of an automated repair and construction base, down to human size and shape or smaller.


This one ties directly into the previous one by explaining the Berserkers’ strategy in the last battle – we follow a character who has developed multiple personalities, and his reactions to his betrayal of the human race for a leg up with the Berserkers.

Until then his sanity, trustworthiness and likability saaberhagen all questionable so it felt a bit bwrserker ex machina. Robert Smith rated it really liked it Jul 28, And the final act leaves a few plotholes and unanswered questions about his parents and his biological mother.

Wearing Lancelot made him strong but not invincible since he was kidnapped by the Berserkers. By far, Berserker Man is the most mind bending of the series, centered on a child hero Michel and his eventual fusion with a new weapon Lancelot. The Williamson Effect by Roger Zelazny.

Berserker: Blue Death

As old as me for the first time it was printed in book format. Books by Fred Saberhagen. And I did like the cult that worshipped the Berserkers – I could easily see that happening in such a situation.

The writing here is very well done; Saberhagen keeps the story tight and flowing, with few distractions, and as a result the book is actually something of a quick read. The overall theme of the tales is how the bravery, ingenuity, compassion and selflessness of humanity is a match for the evil machines. Anyone else wearing it may go bersermer or insane, and Michel’s lack of ambition and high IQ make him unique.


Shelve Fred Saberhagen Berserker Series. Mar 23, Dale rated it really liked it. Paperbackpages. May 30, Curby Graham rated it really liked it. This is a collection of short stories from the s about humans fighting alien robotic killing machines. Berserker Death by Fred Saberhagen. When Prince Harivarman discovers an operable Berserker—one of the asteroid-sized, spacefaring war machines that once destroyed their makers and all other life in their path—his first instinct is to turn it in.

I feel like this story might be the best written one yet – and it’s not surprising that this was nominated for a Nebula award. It’s a brief, interested read, saberhaagen go check it out!

The Berserker Throne

The berserkers are back, stronger and more unstoppable than before. These are the stories of the frail creatures who must meet this monstrous and implacable enemy–and who, by fighting it to a standstill, dred the saviors of all living things.

Sabefhagen ask other readers questions about Berserkerplease sign up. David rated it liked it Aug 03, Fred Saberhagen was an American science fiction and fantasy author most famous for his ”Beserker” and Dracula stories.