- File Size: 516 KB
- Print Length: 224 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: JSS Literary Productions (November 6, 2012)
- Publication Date: November 6, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00A4Q4FLK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,602 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Berserker (Saberhagen's Berserker Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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This is a collection of short stories all relating to the Human/Berserker wars. Berserkers were machines that an earlier civilization created to help them eradicate their mortal foes. Unfortunately, they created the ultimate killing machines, that soon eradicated all life in their known universe. Fast forward eons of time, and the Humans in their exploration of the universe run across the berserkers, who are still bent on eliminating life.
These stories are short, interesting, and in typical Fred Saberhagen fashion, well written. Very enjoyable, and worthy of the purchase. Off to book 2 now.
I recently read a Berserker story written as a tribute by Larry Niven and wanted to return to their universe. I first read the Berserker stories about 40 years ago and loved them. They don’t hold up quite as well as I remember, but perhaps this is due to the lofty position they occupied in my memory. I don’t think anything could have matched what I “remembered.”
There are many other Berserker stories, (both full-length novels and short stories) and I’m looking forward to reading them once again.
Over the years I've read a number of Fred Saberhagen's BERSERKER short stories, and enjoyed them all thoroughly. Saberhagen is credited with creating the genre due to his very original story lines. I don't know if he actually wrote the first automated-killing-machine stories, but he certainly wrote a lot of them.
Unfortunately, a complete set is hard to come by: the original stories were published back in the 1960s, in moderately obscure magazines. These were collected into Berserker (Saberhagen's Berserker Series) in 1967, but for obvious reasons, it has been just little hard to come by.
Published in November 2012, Berserker is once again available for Kindle Fire.
I recommend most highly!
Why three stars? Because it IS a good concept, and at times some of the stories were interesting, but it's just not enough to earn more than a 'meh' review from me.
Short Stories revolving around Humans vs Mountain sized Spaceships and its terminator type grunts. There are some pretty good stories, characters, and plots. Some stories give you a sense of doom while others uplifting.
I remember reading Berserker stories as a teen, 40 years later they are still great.
The writing and editing are spot on. I know some of this work is available free other places. But I pay for it, because it is worth more than the few bucks Amazon gets for making it available in their store.
Of course many writers have written replicator/machine destroyer books, and many movies have copied this theme, but I still think Mr Saberhagen does it best.