- Author: Saberhagen and Lindskold
- Length: 8,775 words (approximately 20 pages)
- Formats: MOBI, EPUB, PDF
- DRM: None
- Availability: Milkyway Galaxy
- Language: English
- Publisher: SnackReads
by Fred Saberhagen and Jane Lindskold
Try this if you like: battle armor , Berserkers, Science Fiction, female protagonists, Berserker Man, Lancelot
Description: The Berserkers reach out to Vivian Travers, humanity’s greatest scientist and weapons builder. They have a job for her, and offer her a choice: do their bidding, with access to resources beyond her dreams, or die along with the others of her outpost. But Vivian has something up her sleeve, or rather in her vault. Lancelot, the greatest weapon ever created for human kind, and also the most destructive to its wielder.
Wrapped within Lancelot, spreading her wings on the stellar winds, Vivian thought she knew something of the pleasure the berserkers must take in the freedom non-life gave them. Then she remembered that non-life did not feel pleasure, and thought she understood a little better why the efforts to craft android berserkers had failed again and again.
I could do it, she thought. I could succeed as no one else has managed to succeed. First, though, the transport. That is the way out of the system.