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Berserker
     

Berserker

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by Fred Saberhagen
 

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Long ago, in a distant part of the galaxy, two alien races met—and fought a war of mutual extinction. The sole legacy of that war was the weapon that ended it: the death machines, the BERSERKERS. Guided by self-aware computers more intelligent than any human, these world-sized battle craft carved a swath of death through the galaxy—until they arrived at

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Long ago, in a distant part of the galaxy, two alien races met—and fought a war of mutual extinction. The sole legacy of that war was the weapon that ended it: the death machines, the BERSERKERS. Guided by self-aware computers more intelligent than any human, these world-sized battle craft carved a swath of death through the galaxy—until they arrived at the outskirts of the fledgling Empire of Man.
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.
This is Saberhagen’s classic book length collection of the first eleven Berserker stories. Meet Berserker hunter extraordinaire Johann Karlsen, his evil brother Felipe Nogara, The Third Historian of the Carmpan Race, gallant fighters of the killer machines and the deranged killer machine, Mr. Jester.

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I loved these stories as a young teen and I think they hold up well taken at face value … the stories are exciting and the characters well-developed. I would recommend this book to any lover of hard science fiction and perhaps to modern-day Battlestar Galactica fans.
Amazon Review
This week I read "Berserker" by Fred Saberhagen. … Originally written in 1967, it contains most of the plots that George Lucas "adapted" for his well-known movies. What Lucas didn't manage to capture was Saberhagen's direct, no-nonsense style. His ideas are unique and fresh, even after all these years.
… I plan to continue reading works by this author until I have read them all, and then start over again.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015908978
Publisher:
JSS Literary Productions
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Series:
Saberhagen's Berserker Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
243
Sales rank:
143,676
File size:
852 KB

Meet the Author

Fred Saberhagen is widely published in many areas of speculative fiction. He is best known for his Berserker, Swords, and Dracula series. Less known are the myth based fantasies Books of the Gods. Fred also authored a number of non-series fantasy and science fiction novels and a great number of short stories. For more information on Fred visit his website: www.fredsaberhagen.com

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Berserker 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best in the series!