Berserkers are automated starships that wage war against all forms of life. But suddenly one Berserker behaves differenly, stealing an entire orbiting biological laboratory filled with human zygotes rather than simply destroying it. A pursuit party is off to rescue, and nearly wiped out themselves in the process.
The mystery is complicated by the existance of an AI program which has fallen in love with a human woman and copied her personality into a databank just prior to her death.
In order to consummate his desires he'll have to find a way for both of them to aquire physical bodies...
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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