The Berserker stories have been going strong since the 1960s, and even today have a cult following. A Berserker is a self-replicating war machine, which was design to destroy life. The name “berserker” was borrowed from Norse legend. It is defined (in Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary) as—
“[A]n ancient Scandanavian warrior frenzied in battle and held to be invulnerable.”The opening paragraph:
“Well, Elly Temesvar thought grayly, we’ve given it a good fight, done better than anyone might have expected, considering how little ship we have to fight it with.”
This is the second in a new series of posts featuring the cover art and miscellany of books I find at thrift stores and used bookshops. It is reserved for books I purchased as much for the cover art as for the story or author.