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Berserker's Planet

By: Fred Saberhagen
Narrated by: Lloyd James
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The rifle stutters in Suomi's hands. The sword-brandishing golem's left arm erupts in a spray of dry-looking particles and smoke as the man-thing spins in an incredible pirouette, more graceful by far than any wounded animal. Knocked off balance and deflected from its course by the shock of the rifle's force-packets, the towering shape slides past Suomi and on down the slope.

But it does not fall. In another moment, near the bottom, it regains full control and stops its slide. Then it turns and calmly climbs, like a mountain goat, at a fast run. The sword, whirling and gleaming, comes toward him once again.

Five hundred years have passed since the combined fleets of humanity met and broke the berserker armada at Stone Place. But though the human victory was total, one of the killer machines (weaponless, its star drive a ruin) managed to limp to a secret sanctuary on a planet called Hunter's World. Over the years, a new cult has arisen there, a cult dedicated to Death as the only and ultimate Good.

©1975 Fred Saberhagen (P)2001 Blackstone Audiobooks

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Good but little or no sci-fi action

This is NOT the first book in the series. I assumed, by the copyright date, that this was the beginning of the Berserker series. I was wrong. This book has nothing to do with the series other than the mention of 1 characters name. If you skipped this book youd never know you missed part of the overall story.

Prior to this book I listened to Berserkers The Beginning which was a series of short stories. I HIGHLY recommned that you download that book from audible.

This book is 1 story of 1 planet, and sadly, there is no mention of the giant Berseker war. The first 4 hours of this 6 hour story are just character buildup and about 5 minutes of the Berserker war story. If you listen to this book prior to any other Berserker books you will have no idea what a Berserker really is and what the war is all about.

I love the series and dont regret listening to this book. However, this book can be entirely skipped in the series. This book has no relation to the rest of the series at all. It is essentially a short story made longer.

The man sized Berserker in this story is not mentioned until the very end of the story. That being said, you can imagine how little of a battle there would actually be if theres only 1 chapter to create a scene for you.

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how did I miss this?

this was my first book by Fred Saberhagen, I liked it! it was an easy pace and never drowned you in hard science fiction. look forward to the next story in the series.

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