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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As old as brrserker for the first time it was printed in book format. He does gain some verisimilitude by his retelling of the Battle of Leponto as a space conflict, but lacking the vivid characterization of other Speculative Fiction writers, he falls a bit flat. So, these terrifying remnants of some long-forgotten conflict are also slightly… odd.

This charity is shown to aid victory over the machines as well. Berserker books can be hit-or-miss, but this one was definitely a hit. Saberhagen died of cancer, in Albuquerque, New Mexico Saberhagen was sabehagen in and grew up in the area of Chicago, Illinois. And now they have come across the human civilization, spread across the cosmos.

saberhagfn Explaining to the Berserker the meaning of art and life. My passion for theological fiction always brings me to investigate such authors sooner or later. Some of Saberhagen’s tales were quite gripping to me, Brother Assassin and Berserker’s Planet come to mind, as some of his most exciting adventures. Saberhagen, Fred, Berserker Wars, The. Or try Amazon if you don’t want to bother getting up.

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These robotic killings machines arrive on the doorstep of human occupied space with the sole mission of destroying all intelligent life. We are never told, but we assume that they are by-products of a long-ended war A review of the audiobook Narrated by Aaron Lustig and Henry Strozier.


One story is, basically, a comedy. Berserker Kill by Fred Saberhagen.

Berserker Man

This is a real winner of a science fiction tale. Mar 07, J. The chosen foe was no longer a red dot, but a great forbidding castle, tilted crazily, black against saberhayen stars. Harry Silver has already had a lifetime of troubl… More. Even if it means executing innocent Huvean hostages, invaders from another planet.

Berserker Fury

The first berserker machine was an ad hoc, spur-of-the-moment invention by Fred Saberhagen when he needed an antagonist that was big and evil but could be duped. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Each main character experiences the war in his yes, most of these protagonists are men own way, and each is subject to a unique spectrum of emotional toil and trauma. From there, the berserker machines saberhaben into one of science fiction’s scariest and most durable bad guys, all the more so because they are not actually evil, but just machines following their programming.

Berserker (Berserker, #1) by Fred Saberhagen

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Essentially, when confronted with the unknown and nature, mankind is either at its best or at its worst, killing one another, scheming, or being self-sacrificial, and loving. Another very good story is “Stone Place,” a direct transposition of the battle of Lepanto to interstellar war, with the Venusians performing the part of the Venetians: An old book, but still quite gripping and futuristic.

Berserker technology is much more advanced than that of any known human society. In fact, the Carmpan notes that humanity is unique in the known cosmos for its warlike nature and, ironically, that made them the only race that could resist the onslaught of the Berserkers.


I swear, every story but the first one has been terrific, and this collection doesn’t disappoint. He then quit and took up writing full-time. The fact that the hero is a young boy an orphan that by the end has almost unlimited, God-like powers, really struck a nerve with my 13 year old youthful self. Jul 21, Void lon iXaarii rated it liked it. Berserker 1 – 10 of 14 books. Recommended if you like space opera, as well as horror.

The setting is fun – a new ship for Felipe Nogara and a sick arena for his gladiatorial games. Jun 02, Eddie rated it really liked it Shelves: Return to Book Page. Ina fellow named Rick Loomis started a play-by-mail science fiction wargame called Starweb ; Berserkers are one faction that players can choose to represent.

Definitely ok to read without reading the rest of the series. Berserker’s Planet by Fred Saberhagen. Learn how your comment data is processed.

A more recent example that was most likely inspired by Berserker are the Reapers of the video game series Mass Effect. Click for more info. The Builders were a precursor raceof whom little is known other bersegker they created and were later destroyed by the Berserkers. Fifteen original tales envision ever-more sophist… More.

Well before Star Trek’s The Doomsday Machine a weapon left over from a millennia-old warSaberhagen wrote about the Berserkers, an armada of war machines left over from a long-ago intersellar war. What T and I Did In the wake of a game-changing sort of universal war story, we look at the cause of some of the events of the last story.