Rogue Berserker

Rogue Berserker

Fred Saberhagen

Synopsis of Rogue Berserker

Harry Silver has already had a lifetime of trouble from ordinary Berserkers, the automated killing machines programmed eons ago to denude the galaxy of life. Now when his own family is kidnapped, he faces a deviant machine, a good fit for some or all of the Galactic Dictionary's definitions of Rogue: (1) A deceitful, double-dealing evildoer...(4) A fierce elephant or stamodont that has been banished from the herd...(10) Having a peculiarly malevolent or unstable nature...(11) No longer loyal, affiliated, or recognized, and hence not governable or accountable...erring, apostate. - Galactic Dictionary of the Common Tongue. Ordinary Berserkers armed with weapons powerful enough to kill an entire planet were enough of a nightmare. What worse deviltry will a killing machine gone rogue attempt-and even if Silver can stop it, will he ever see his family alive again?

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In the prior installment of this Series, Saberhagen seemed to lose his focus a bit. The Berserkers were kept mostly offstage, depriving the reader of the face-to-faceplate confrontations that stoked so much of the action of the earliest episodes. In this volume, however, it's back to the basics, and that's all to the good. -- Paul Di Filippo,