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Questions tagged [berserker]

For questions about the "Berserker" series, a science fiction series by Fred Saberhagen. It contains dozens of short stories and novels published between 1967 and 2005.

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Was Star Wars' Chewbacca character inspired by Saberhagen's Berserker's aiyan creature?

An aiyan features in the first Berserker story "Without a Thought" in 1963, fourteen years before the first Star Wars film. Both the aiyan and Chewbacca share characteristics of both apes ...
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Which of Saberhagen's non-berserker stories take place in the Berserker universe?

When reading most of Fred Saberhagen's fiction, I tended to assume that all stories without berserkers took place in a different universe. Some certainly do, like Pyramids or The Broken Lands. ...
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Is there some kind of concordance of real-world references for Saberhagen's Berserker stories?

Having been a fan of Fred Saberhagen's Berserker stories and novels since I was a child, I have often wondered whether I was getting all the real-world references. Is there some kind of (probably fan-...
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How does the Berserker war end?

I read a bunch of short stories and novellas in the berserker series by Fred Saberhagen, but I can't recall if any stories detail the end of the war. I couldn't find any definitive info online either. ...
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Was this part of Berserker Series by Saberhagen?

I read many books from Berserker series but now can't even recall all the ones that I read. During that time I also read many different Sci-Fi books like Damned Series, and other series that I don't ...
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Story-Identification - A berserker defence fighter

I read a short story in the 90s (but possibly much older) based on Berserkers as created by Fred Saberhagen. AFAIR the occupants of a salvage ship had retrieved a smallish device/craft of unknown ...