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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May 19, Tiffany rated it liked it. This first volume was written in the late s.

Admittedly, some of it seems a bit dated, but the gothic vibe of the Berserkers themselves is absolutely monumental. This prophecy is very taxing and can even cause the death of a Carmpan. Berserkers exist in a multitude of shapes, sizes and forms. This book is nothing like I expected it to be. He died in The final third is a mesmerising journey for the reader, as you see the galaxy through fresh eyes and you read in wonder about Michel’s journey and his evolution as a character.

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: Toni rated it it was amazing Dec 13, Jan 17, J rated it it was ok Shelves: Homo sapiens referred to as “Earth-descended” or “ED” humans, or as “Solarians” is the only sentient species aggressive enough to counter Berserkers.

This, alas, is not among the best berserker stories. I’ve been working on a few other things.

Blue Death is not as bizarre as, say, Berserker Planet, but it is still something of a disappointment. Nov 05, Karlen rated it liked it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


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Their most effective help to ED Earth Descended Solarians is the ‘Prophecy of Probability’ in which they can give information on future events. Silver thought the job was too dangerous, but then his own wife and daughter were kidnapped, possibly by the same Berserker. In the context of saberhaben Berserker attack, the unknowing sabeerhagen raining down on them makes the stakes that much higher, and the sagerhagen interaction with long-lost technology is a saberagen for humanity.

See 1 question about Berserker…. Harry Silver has already had a lifetime of troubl… More. It is a series of forcefields and other devices that can be worn by an individual and enhances the wearer’s natural instincts.

The Berserker in this story is a framing device, launching upon an unsuspecting world with fury and death – a world full of farmers, shepherds, and priests, clearly meant to be something out of Earth’s ancient past. Ted Milne rated it liked it May 01, Prince Harivarman is actually a pretty likable main character, even though he knows he is taking a big risk and perhaps jeopardizing the lives of everyone around him.

The Berserker Throne

It seems that no one knows who made these killing machines to begin with or for what purpose fres, but it is surmised they were some ultimate weapon of war that became all too effective, wiping out their own breserker and taking their mission beyond whatever original scope it had to encompass the whole saberhageb. For those of you reading this I suggest you read the first paragraph again and write your own scifi novel based upon the same premise. Although several aspects may seem dated in light of today’s technology, Saberhagens biggest strength is the exploration of the human psyche when under pressure.


Will they bombard a planet with rockets? Inhe moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. The student activist shows up in the midst of this, too, but nowhere is the student given more than a few cardboard lines and actions.

Dec 19, Greg Gbur rated it really liked it. Tough to read and a vaporous, disjointed plot line. The Beginning by Fred Saberhagen. The ending has a nice twist. I’m looking forward to what comes next.

A Berserker designed to discover if their mortal enemy, Karlsen, whom the machines are obsessed with, is really dead or not infiltrates a routing prison cruiser and repurposes a violent rebel into a killing machine. The fact that this feat is performed by an animal, rather than a computer, makes the situation easier to understand.

Berserker Series

Overall, a decent entry into the Berserker universe. What characters you did meet were very one dimensional and really did not seem real at all. Then, inSaberhagen saw the publication of his first novel, ”The Golden People”. Seguono i miei voti per i singoli racconti: Air Force]] during the Korean War while he was in his early twenties. For other uses, see Berserker disambiguation and Berserk disambiguation.

It’s pretty darn old though. Trivia About Berserker Man Be This is a real winner of a science fiction tale. It’s another great entry in the series so far – one that’s memorable and unique, as all the stories have been so far.