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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Shelve The Berserker Throne. Oct 11, Manuel Alfonseca rated feed really liked it. Books by Fred Saberhagen. Many ignore it and yet, unbeknownst to them, witness the story being told over and over in all its various forms.
Berserker: Blue Death (Berserker, #8) by Fred Saberhagen
That said, there are one or two sequences that remind of dare I say it? And of the Builders themselves, their own all-too-effective weapons, the berserkers, had left nothing but a few obscure records—video and voice recordings. This will berxerker a great addition to the Berserker universe; I’ve always thought that more graphic art was in order.
The only real minus and its a small one is that Saberhagen does spend an awful long time setting things up, but once the action starts and Harivarman’s plan is set in motion, the book becomes a page turner that bersedker will not want to put down.
But Moby Dick succeeds partly because Ahab is not the narrator: One of the tales is called ‘Masque of the Red Shift’, which I have to say is one of my very favourite story titles ever.
I liked it’s storyline. It’s not great as a standalone because Saberhagen leaves out many details about the ultimate enemy of mankind, the Berserkers. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
I sometimes have a hard time reading sci-fi that’s dated.
Feb 21, Morgan rated it really liked it. From before the post-apocalyptic novels got so popular. One of the best of these moments to me was in ‘Patron of the Arts’ where a captive painter is observed by the machine-unit he is painting.
The writing and characterisation were fairly perfunctory, but that is nothing unusual for vintage SF.
Jan 14, Roddy Williams rated it liked it Shelves: Read the whole review. Vengeance at any cost. Decent but not spectacular characterization.
The Berserker Throne (Berserker, #7) by Fred Saberhagen
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, saberuagen 4 short stories in, you wonder if the Berserkers have any effect other than one at a time.
Nov 05, Karlen rated it liked it. Not a great book but definately worth a trip to your local library. The first story “Without a Thought” is very good and describes a way in which the Turing Test could be performed successfully without any actual intelligence.
Jul 24, Robert Remington rated it liked it. Interesting political intrigue and a fun ending. Shiva in Stee l.
Whether second or third degree influences or blind coincidence, the tale of intelligent artificial life going rogue and taking out their mimicry of emotional agony on to human kind is a premise popular culture is never afraid of repeating.
Berserkers exist in a beeserker of shapes, sizes and forms. Email required Address never made public.
Skip that, and enjoy the tale! View all 3 comments. This is a collection of short stories from the s about humans fighting alien robotic killing machines.