One Berserker computer has suddenly developed a tactical strategy
unlike the human opposition has ever seen. Shiva , like the Hindu god
of destruction after which it was named, annihilates entire colonies
with the help of its fiendish subordinates. It's up to Commander Claire
Normandy to prepare for Shiva's attacks, with the help of Pilot Harry
Silver. When the Berserkers approach a decision is made to destroy the
destroyer, whatever the cost. But will Normandy and Silver be ready to
discover that something wholly unexpected yet eerily familiar lies
gnarled within the steel?
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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