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Title: The Life Hater Title Record # 46253
Author: Fred Saberhagen
Date: 1964-08-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Series: Berserker (Fred Saberhagen)
Language: English
Synopsis: A representative of an inhabited planet engages in dialogue with an immense artificially intelligent war machine which has been programmed to destroy all life, in an attempt to convince it to abandon its mission.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1964 The Peacemaker
Year Language Title
1964 Italian Le furie
1966Translated by Michel Demuth
French La vie contre la vie
1985Translated by Vojko Kraljeta
Croatian Mirotvorac
1986Translated by Leonore Petz.
German Der Friedensstifter
1988Translated by Алексей Дмитриевич Иорданский / Alexey Dmitrievich Iordanskiy. Russian title means "Of peace and love".
Russian [as by
Фред Сейберхаген?Fred Seyberkhagen
Fred Saberhagen
]
1991 Italian Il paciere
1991Translated by Michel Demuth
French Le pacifiste
1992
  • Translated by Алексей Дмитриевич Иорданский (Aleksey Dmitriyevich Iordanskiy).
  • Title translates as "On Peace and Love".
Russian [as by
Фред Сейберхэген?Fred Seyberkhegen
Fred Saberhagen
]

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
If, August 1964 1964-08-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Galaxy Publishing Corporation   $0.40 132
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Fetterly Checkmark
Urania #360 1964-11-29 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 360 200 Lit 128
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Karel Thole Checkmark
The If Reader of Science Fiction 1966-03-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Doubleday   $4.50 x+
252
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Richard Miller (artist) Checkmark
Galaxie (2ème série), #28 1966-08-00 ed. Alain Dorémieux OPTA   F2.50 164
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Gray Morrow Checkmark
The If Reader of Science Fiction 1967-00-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Ace Books H-19 $0.60 220
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Cosimo Scianna Checkmark
The If Reader of Science Fiction 1967-00-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Whiting & Wheaton   21/- xi+
252
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Berserker 1967-01-00 Fred Saberhagen Ballantine Books U5063 $0.60 190
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Berserker 1970-10-00 Fred Saberhagen Penguin Books 0-14-002694-0 £0.30 224
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Franco Grignani Checkmark
Berserker 1978-09-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05404-8 $1.75 viii+
243
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Boris Checkmark
Berserker 1979-09-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05404-8 $1.75 243
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Boris Vallejo Checkmark
Berserker 1980-06-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05423-4 $1.95 243
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Boris Vallejo Checkmark
La guerre des Berserkers 1982-06-00 Fred Saberhagen Temps Futurs (Space Fiction) 2-86607-015-1 F55.00 247
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Manchu Checkmark
Yesterday's Tomorrows 1982-10-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Berkley Books 0-425-05648-1 $9.95 xiv+
431
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
Berserker 1982-11-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05463-3 $2.50 243
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Boris Vallejo Checkmark
Berserker 1982-11-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05463-3 $2.50 iv+
243
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Boris Checkmark
Berserker 1984-04-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05480-3 $2.75 243
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Boris Vallejo Checkmark
Berserker 1984-04-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05469-2 $2.95 243
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
Berserker 1985-00-00 Fred Saberhagen Penguin Books 0-14-002694-0 £1.95 224
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Mike Litherland Checkmark
Sirius, #110 1985-08-05 ed.
Milivoj Pašiček?Milivoj Pasicek
Milivoj Pashichek
Vjesnik   120 din. 132
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
mag Igor Kordej Checkmark
Berserker 1985-12-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05490-0 $2.95 [8]+
243
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Boris Checkmark
Berserker 1986-01-00 Fred Saberhagen Moewig (Moewig Science Fiction #3692) 3-8118-3692-7 DM 8.80 192
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Boris Checkmark
Berserker 1986-07-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05495-1 $2.95 243
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Boris Vallejo Checkmark
Saberhagen: My Best 1987-05-00 Fred Saberhagen Baen 0-671-65645-7 $2.95 311
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Tom Kidd Checkmark
Saberhagen: My Best 1987-05-00 Fred Saberhagen Baen 0-671-65645-7 C$3.95 311
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Tom Kidd Checkmark
Мир — Земле?Mir — Zemle
1988-00-00 ed.
Мир?Mir
(
Зарубежная фантастика?Zarubezhnaia fantastika
Zarubezhnaya fantastika
)
  R3.50 576
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth
К. Сошинская?K. Soshinskaya
 
Berserker 1988-07-00 Fred Saberhagen Moewig (Moewig Science Fiction #3855) 3-8118-3855-5 DM 8.80 192
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Lehr Checkmark
Urania #1152 1991-05-05 ed. Giuseppe Lippi Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 1152 4,500 Lit 176
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Vicente Segrelles  
Les machines de mort 1991-07-00 Fred Saberhagen L'Atalante (Bibliothèque de l'Evasion) 2-905158-45-X   313
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Checkmark
1992-00-00
Франсис Карсак?Francis Carsac
Fransis Karsak
Штиинца?Shtiintsa
()
5-376-01525-4   493
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
Berserker 1992-09-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05495-1 $4.99 243
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
100 Astounding Little Alien Stories 1996-09-00 ed. Stefan Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Weinberg Barnes & Noble Books 0-7607-0142-3 $7.98 xvi+
544
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Cheryl Knippenburg Checkmark
Berserkers: The Beginning 1998-07-00 Fred Saberhagen Baen 0-671-87884-0 $5.99 377
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni David Mattingly Checkmark
Les berserkers: Tome 1 2001-11-00 Fred Saberhagen L'Atalante (La Dentelle du Cygne) 2-84172-193-0   896
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
omni Gess  
Robert Silverberg Presents the Great SF Stories: 1964 2001-12-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg NESFA Press 1-886778-21-3 $25.00 395
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Eddie Jones Checkmark
Berserker 2003-06-00 Fred Saberhagen Thorndike Press 0-7862-5485-8 $28.95 329
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Mammoth Book of SF Wars 2012-05-17 ed. Ian Watson, Ian Whates Robinson 978-1-78033-040-2 £7.99 xii+
497
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Joe Roberts Checkmark
The Mammoth Book of SF Wars 2012-05-17 ed. Ian Watson, Ian Whates Robinson 978-1-78033-546-9 £7.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Joe Roberts Checkmark
The Mammoth Book of SF Wars 2012-06-00 ed. Ian Watson, Ian Whates Running Press 978-0-7624-4592-9 $13.95 xii+
497
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth joeroberts.co.uk Checkmark
Berserker 2012-11-06 Fred Saberhagen JSS Literary Productions 978-1-937422-22-6 $4.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Berserker date unknown Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05490-0 $2.95 243
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Boris Vallejo Checkmark
Berserker date unknown Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05462-5 $2.25 243
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Boris Vallejo Checkmark
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