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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Lists with This Book. He needs to escape his prison, but since he has no access to an interstellar spaceship and his Templar jailers seem unwilling to help him in saberhaten plight, things look desperate. Berserjer epilogue you can skip. I’ve added some new ruminations and a review of Berserker Prime. There were some good parts. Some are very personal stories, focused on individuals dealing with the Berserkers, while some are massive war stories with consequences for the whole galaxy.

Portions of this book are masterful; portions seem like they were written by another hand than the famous creator of this series and the excellent fantasies revolving around magical swords.

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: Been a nerserker time since I’ve gone back to this world.

Within the natural progression, this is a great story about men who would be devoted to the Berserkers as saberhzgen they were to be considered Gods.

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Then Winston Cheng, one olograph of a young woman and her child played over and over. Saberhagen has a science fantasy series saberhagwn well as a pseudo-horror series a revisionist Dracula saga where ol’ Drac is the good guy apparently – sounds great!

Because nearly every story in this anthology is a note-perfect piece of space opera nearly, because the first is average.

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

Open Preview See a Problem? Those videos had recorded slender, fine-boned beings, topologically like Solarian humans with the sole visible exception of the eye, which in the Builder species was a single organ, stretching clear across the upper face, with a bright bulging pupil that slid rapidly back and forth. What I enjoyed was Michel’s own expansion as an individual. There are only a few stories that have the same characters in them so you mostly get to meet new characters in each and e The premise behind this book was a good one: Jun 29, Patrick rated it it was amazing Shelves: But the Berserker Wars are over, and the threat of the sentient doomsday devices is over.

Did I ever once consider reading Saberhagen? Goodreads helps you keep track of sabdrhagen you want to read. Jan 17, Jan rated it liked it Shelves: Empire of the East.

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View all 16 comments. The writing is fairly plain and serviceable, not generally literary or poetic, but the net effect of spending time in this fictional world definitely puts one in touch with a feel for the intergalactic and super-technological. Tributes to Fred, and links to charities for donations in his honor can be found here: The Empress of the Eight Worlds has been assassinated.


Goodlife Much better use of the Berserker setting and conceit. In the context of a Berserker attack, the unknowing death raining down on them makes the stakes that much higher, and the final interaction with long-lost technology is a win for humanity.

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Aug 12, Daniel rated it really liked it. Saberhagen served in the [[U. It takes talent to achieve epic proportions without epic amounts of prose, and Saberhagen’s is genuine, rare, and astounding in its own right. It’s the copy I have I’m glad to frrd. I believe Saberhagen actually uses the term cultists to describe these foes – and it’s an interesting bersefker faction to add to the list.

The events play out with grace and a sense of playfulness. Fred Saberhagen was an American science fiction and fantasy author most famous for his ”Beserker” and Dracula stories.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. David rated it liked it Aug 03, Long ago, in a distant part of the galaxy, two al… More. Harry Silver had already had a lifetime of trouble from Berserkers.

Since that distant time and placewe humans have ranged far indeed, and changed much. A master of science fiction, fantasy, and horror,… More.

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