I am not sure that Berserker Man is the end or finale of the series. If so, which one is it – I have yet to get some closure! Berserker 1 – 10 of 14 books. Soft-spoken and popular with fellow authors and fans, Saberhagen is survived by his wife, the writer Joan Spicci Saberhagen, and three children. Here is a transcript of my post and the reply, by the director himself! The painter, however, was ‘trying to catch not the outward shape he had never seen, but what he felt of its inwardness’ and thus employed ‘brutal and discordant lines’. Admittedly, some of it seems a bit dated, but the gothic vibe of the Berserkers themselves is absolutely monumental. There’s something to be said for hitting the high points and moving on.

Aug 26, Dirk Grobbelaar rated it liked it Shelves: The final story is, of course, the best example of this – with a literal mind blowing situation presented, forcing both robots and companions to face the void, and finding only one response to be correct. Free promo book printed for Waldenbooks Otherworl… More. The story pulls the rug out from under you when the pacifist seemingly explains the human machinery as proof of a designer, and the Berserker agrees to serve mankind. Joan and Fred Saberhagen say: A similar premise, though on a much smaller scale, was previously introduced by Walter M. It takes talent to achieve epic proportions without epic amounts of prose, and Saberhagen’s is genuine, rare, and astounding in its own right. The Berserker stories published as novels and short stories depict the fight between Berserkers and the sentient species of the Milky Way Galaxy:

Berserker (Saberhagen) – Wikipedia

I’m tempted to ask, Where has Saberhagen been all my life–but I wrote the answer mlvie that question up above. I was also impressed by what Saberhagen accomplished in twenty pages or less. Davis You should definitely read this book It’s reallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreally good! The aim for this story is clearly more in the vein of classic military science fiction, but the idea that someone has obtained a mind ray delivered in the first Berserker story has a nice poetry to it.


How many times I filed Saberhagen’s books, I cannot say–but the number is way up there.

Aug 13, Samuel Lubell rated it it was ok Shelves: I’m working on putting together an official fan web site for the Berserker books, authorized by Mr. But he generously takes time to personally answer fans’ questions on his forum, including the below:.

Rogue Berserker by Fred Saberhagen. It has been a long time, since I enjoyed reading scifi.

Fred Saberhagen

I’m not sure I’d call sabehragen work outright theological SF, but Saberhagen’s Christian worldview was certainly evident and relevant to the plots and scenarios. This moves the conflict at times into the uncanny – which is all to movje good in my opinion. She approached Fred with the possibility of a collaboration. A shorter version first appeared in Galaxy Science Fiction The premise behind saberbagen book was a good one: Has anyone read the “final” sequential story in the series?

Post as a guest Name. I was wondering if you were planning to write any more. The technology, the starship flights, the epic battles above the sky; the singular reason for the concept alone has influenced the genre to tell a better version of essentially the same story makes Berserker an underrated mark in storytelling history.

Empire of the East. I regret having waited this long to read this series.

Fred Saberhagen – IMDb

For example, TV’s “Star Trek” and “Twilight Zone” are often more than a creepy story or a space alien story – they explore deep themes, such as “What is beauty? Aug 26, Dirk Grobbelaar rated it liked it Shelves: Shelve The Berserker Throne. One individual Berserker is gobsmackingly huge, described as being larger than the largest of saberhageen such as New York and of a shape totally alien to any human thinking. Not really–in fact, the opposite is true: Thus I suspect saberhaen further investigation is needed for a definite answer.


While ED humans have massed powerful fleets on many occasions, bickering and strife between factions both political and cultural have often blunted the Solarian Armadas effectiveness, ironically furthering the power of their ‘Von Neumann [2] ‘ machine foes, the Berserkers. The only reason I berserekr this out is that I believe that the s was an especially fertile time for science fiction, especially sci-fi that wanted to discuss big issues and themes. This just in from Fred Saberhagen himself: Here is a transcript of my post and the reply, by the director himself!

The Williamson Effect by Roger Zelazny. In most of the ancient Builder graphics, no matter how elegantly enhanced, the berserkers’ creators showed as hardly more than stick drawing of orange glowing substance. Acclaimed author Fred Saberhagen continues his wi… More. I wanted to check out Saberhagen because he was yet another honoured SF author I only recently discovered saberhzgen a Catholic. The chosen foe was no longer a red dot, but a great forbidding castle, tilted crazily, black against the stars.

Guided by self-aware computers more saberhayen than any human, these world-sized battlecraft carved a swath of death through the galaxy–until they arrived at the outskirts of the fledgling Empire of Man. The Peacemaker This time around, we follow a pacifist dying of cancer as he tries to talk the Berserker out of destroying his home world.

A decade and change later, I did, and let me tell you, I am so glad that I picked this book up.

Published September 15th by Ace first published