If you are a serious science fiction reader you have heard of Fred Saberhagen and have even probably heard of his famous Berserkers books. His Berserkers series of books deals with a “Death Machine”, created by a species long dead, most likely by their own creation, that roam the galaxy looking for any living thing that they can destroy. Their objective to rid the entire galaxy of life seems to be going on as planned until they come in contact with a race that simply won’t give up, from a planet called Earth.

Told as a series of interconnected stories, Berserker: The Beginning has been described as pulpy, military science fiction at its best.