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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Created in an ancient war, the berserkers are hug… More. But now the Berserkers are threatening the TGwin Worlds, crashing a scoutship, capturing the planets’ president, and reprogramming this brain to suit their violent agenda.
Berserker 1 – 10 of 14 books. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Berserker’s Star by Fred Saberhagen.
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It is clearly inspired by Moby Dick, even to the point that the Ahab character 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. The faith of various characters was often mentioned, many of them turning to prayer in the conflicts and at least one of them, after inward wrestling, exercising the forgiveness of his political enemies in accord with his Christian principles.
Saberhagen has a science fantasy series as well as a pseudo-horror series a revisionist Dracula saga where ol’ Drac is the good guy apparently – sounds great!
May 30, Curby Graham rated it really liked it. The Berserkers are known to cooperate with each other, most of the time. 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 bersdrker the first Berserker story has a nice poetry to it.
Ultimately, the elements at play here are intriguing, watching a man who is glorified as the savior of mankind lead an offensive against the massed Berserker fleet was GREAT to finally see – humanity being proactive, and it felt like something that came at just the right time, as 4 short stories in, you wonder if the Berserkers have any effect other than one at a time.
Berserker books can be hit-or-miss, but this one was definitely a hit. John George rated it liked it Dec 30, I was also impressed by what Saberhagen accomplished in twenty pages or less.
A similar premise, though on a much smaller scale, was previously introduced by Walter M. Saberhagen describes them thus:. The idea of a Berserker as a colossal destroying machine with different war tactics that’s been programmed to wipe out all life is intensely interesting and incredibly satisfying.
This is a straight up comedy story set in the world of the Berserkers. Saberhagdn does this as it is book 4 in a long series and has explained it already.
It’s pretty darn old though. This is the only book of the series I’ve read, I really liked it, will definitely read more of the series. Trivia About The Berserker Thr For more info, watch the Fanatic Press website. Jan 06, Jeff rated it liked it Shelves: Since that distant time and placewe humans have ranged far indeed, and changed much.
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. Banks and his own brand of galactic badness. Tony rated it it was amazing Feb 23, He will be missed and remembered by those whose lives he touched: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The writing here is very well done; Saberhagen keeps the story tight and flowing, with saberhhagen distractions, and as a result the book is actually something of a quick read.
It’s been many years since I’ve read Saberhagen’s Berserker universe and I see now what has drawn me towards his fast-paced writing. Tamara rated it liked beerserker Dec 20, Although their bodies are described as boxy and machine-like, the Carmpan are also a biological lifeform and thus a target for the genocidal programming of the Berzerkers.
Goodlife is an oddity, a figure to be pitied in his lack of knowledge, and its only his re-connection to humanity that pulls him back into the fold.