Long ago, in a distant part of the galaxy, two alien races met – and fought a war of mutual extinction. The sole legacy of that war was the weapon that ended it: the death machines, the berserkers. Guided by self-aware computers more intelligent than any human, these world sized battle craft carved a swath of death through the galaxy – until they arrived at the outskirts of the fledgling Empire of Man...
Fred Thomas Saberhagen (1930–2007) was a Chicago-born American science fiction and fantasy fiction author most famous for his Berserker series of science fiction stories.
He also wrote a series of vampire novels in which the vampires (including the famous Dracula) are the protagonists, and a series of post-apocalyptic mytho-magical novels beginning with his popular Empire of the East and continuing through a long series of Swords and Lost Swords novels. Saberhagen died of cancer, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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