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The Ultimate Enemy (Berserker #5)

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The death machines are capable of any treachery, able to assume any disguise, motivated only by their prime directive: to seek out and destroy life wherever it may hide.

The fragile life-form that hides within its puny frame a curiously unquenchable something ... call it 'spirit'. This odd facet of an otherwise undistinguished example of the disease of life has
Paperback, 242 pages
Published 1979 by Ace
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Anthology from the Berserker Wars. Some better than others.
Saberhagen is the Tolkien of Sci-fi. The stories in this book written in the 1960s have seeded a great many sci-fi productions. The confusing nature of the aggressive robotic intelligence leaves me wanting more... explanation. The colorful descriptions of complex scenes are like the gooey filling in the center of a special piece of chocolate.
A pretty decent read. I didn't realize when I picked it up that it was a number of short stories regarding the Berserker universe. The stories are interesting, the plots are compelling and I almost felt that the overarching stories each contained a bit of a poetic quality.

An enjoyable read in the Berserker series.
Jeff Crosby
This was my first return to Saberhagen after many years. It was part of my "stash". The Berserkers are not my favorite Saberhagen creation, but there are two very clever stories in this anthology.
Book 5 in series; Short Stories);
A fine example of man verses machine.
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