Title: Fortress Ship

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Title: Fortress Ship Title Record # 72643
Author: Fred Saberhagen
Date: 1963-01-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Series: Berserker (Fred Saberhagen)
Language: English
Synopsis: A human engaged in a conflict with an alien artificially intelligent war machine must find a way to conceal from the enemy that its ability to handicap his cognition is successful, or else it will attack when it knows that his ability to defend is impaired.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1963 Without a Thought
Year Language Title
1973 French Les dames et le fou furieux
1973 French Forteresse
1981 Croatian Igra dame s Bjesomučnim?
1986 German Ohne einen Gedanken
1991 Italian Senza pensiero
1995 Italian La nave fortezza

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
If, January 1963 1963-01-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Digest Productions Corporation; New York   $0.35 132 digest? mag Schelling Checkmark
The 9th Annual of the Year's Best SF 1964-00-00 ed. Judith Merril Simon & Schuster   $4.95 384 hc? anth Lawrence Ratzkin Checkmark
The 9th Annual of the Year's Best SF 1965-03-00 ed. Judith Merril Simon & Schuster / SFBC   $1.90 384 hc? anth Lawrence Ratzkin Checkmark
9th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F 1965-05-00 ed. Judith Merril Dell 9775 $0.75 384 pb? anth Three Lions Checkmark
9th Annual S-F 1967-00-00 ed. Judith Merril Mayflower-Dell 9775-8 5/- 381 pb? anth Checkmark
Berserker 1967-01-00 Fred Saberhagen Ballantine Books U5063 $0.60 190 pb? coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Men and Machines 1968-09-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Meredith Press   $4.95 xii+
240
hc? anth Barry Martin Checkmark
The Best of Science Fiction 9 1970-00-00 ed. Judith Merril Mayflower 0-583-11068-1 7/- 381 pb? anth Checkmark
Men and Machines 1970-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Award Books A765N $0.95 219 pb? anth Checkmark
Berserker 1970-10-00 Fred Saberhagen Penguin Books 0-14-002694-0   224 pb? coll Checkmark
Des hommes et des machines 1973-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Marabout (Bibliothèque Marabout - Science Fiction #434)     316 pb? anth Checkmark
Galaxie (2ème série), #113 1973-10-00 ed. Michel Demuth OPTA   F4.00 164 digest? mag Michel Desimon Checkmark
Berserker 1978-09-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05404-8 $1.75 viii+
243
pb? coll Boris Checkmark
Berserker 1979-09-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05404-8 $1.75 243 pb? coll Boris Vallejo Checkmark
Berserker 1980-06-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05423-4 $1.95 243 pb? coll Boris Vallejo Checkmark
Sirius, #56 1981-02-05 ed. Borivoj Jurković? Vjesnik   30 din. 148 pb? mag Vicente Segrelles Checkmark
Pawn to Infinity 1982-06-00 ed. Fred Saberhagen, Joan Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-65482-7 $2.50 [8]+
258
pb? anth Checkmark
La guerre des Berserkers 1982-06-00 Fred Saberhagen Temps Futurs (Space Fiction) 2-86607-015-1 F55.00 247 tp? coll Manchu Checkmark
Berserker 1982-11-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05463-3 $2.50 243 pb? coll Boris Vallejo Checkmark
Berserker 1982-11-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05463-3 $2.50 iv+
243
pb? coll Boris Checkmark
Histoires de la fin des temps 1983-04-00 ed. Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein, Jacques Goimard Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3777) 2-253-02580-1   445 pb? anth Cl. Gozlan Checkmark
Berserker 1984-04-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05480-3 $2.75 243 pb? coll Boris Vallejo Checkmark
Berserker 1984-04-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05469-2 $2.95 243 pb? coll  
Berserker 1985-00-00 Fred Saberhagen Penguin Books 0-14-002694-0 £1.95 224 pb? coll Mike Litherland Checkmark
Berserker 1985-12-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05490-0 $2.95 [8]+
243
pb? coll Boris Checkmark
Berserker 1986-01-00 Fred Saberhagen Moewig (Moewig Science Fiction #3692) 3-8118-3692-7 DM 8.80 195 pb? coll Boris Vallejo  
Berserker 1986-07-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05495-1 $2.95 243 pb? coll Boris Vallejo Checkmark
Worlds of If: A Retrospective Anthology 1986-09-00 ed. Joseph D. Olander, Martin Harry Greenberg, Frederik Pohl Bluejay Books 0-312-94472-1 $19.95 438 hc? anth Alan Gutierrez Checkmark
Worlds of If: A Retrospective Anthology 1986-09-00 ed. Joseph D. Olander, Martin Harry Greenberg, Frederik Pohl Bluejay Books 0-312-94471-3 $10.95 438 tp? anth Alan Gutierrez Checkmark
Berserker 1988-07-00 Fred Saberhagen Moewig (Moewig Science Fiction #3855) 3-8118-3855-5 DM 8.80 192 pb? coll Paul Lehr  
Urania #1152 1991-05-05 ed. Giuseppe Lippi Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 1152 4,500 Lit 176 digest? mag Vicente Segrelles  
Les machines de mort 1991-07-00 Fred Saberhagen L'Atalante (Bibliothèque de l'Evasion) 2-905158-45-X   313 tp? coll Checkmark
The Great SF Stories #25 (1963) 1992-07-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #885) 0-88677-518-3 $5.50 382 pb? anth Bob Layzell Checkmark
Berserker 1992-09-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05495-1 $4.99 243 pb? coll Checkmark
The Great SF Stories #25 (1963) 1993-01-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books / SFBC 05922 $8.98 381 hc? anth Bob Layzell Checkmark
Le grandi storie della fantascienza: 1963 1995-09-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Classici Urania #222)   6,500 Lit 330 pb? anth Marco Patrito  
Le grandi storie della fantascienza: 1963 1995-12-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (I Libri di Urania #31) 88-04-40838-3 8,000 Lit 330 tp? anth Marco Patrito  
Berserkers: The Beginning 1998-07-00 Fred Saberhagen Baen 0-671-87884-0 $5.99 377 pb? omni David Mattingly Checkmark
Altair, February 2000 2000-02-00 ed. Robert N. Stephenson, Jim Deed, Andrew Collings Altair Publishing   A$9.95 160 A5? mag Carol McLean-Carr  
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy 2000-07-28 ed. Garyn G. Roberts Prentice-Hall 0-13-021280-6 $47.00 xviii+
1166
tp? anth Frank R. Paul  
Les berserkers: Tome 1 2001-11-00 Fred Saberhagen L'Atalante (La Dentelle du Cygne) 2-84172-193-0   896 tp? omni Gess  
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy 2003-00-00 ed. Garyn G. Roberts Prentice-Hall 0-13-021280-6   xviii+
1166
tp? anth Frank R. Paul Checkmark
Berserker 2003-06-00 Fred Saberhagen Thorndike Press 0-7862-5485-8 $28.95 329 hc? coll  
Men and Machines 2009-03-05 ed. Robert Silverberg Wildside Press 978-1-4344-5499-7 $14.99 256 tp? anth  
Berserker 2012-11-06 Fred Saberhagen JSS Literary Productions 978-1-937422-22-6 $4.99   ebook? coll  
Berserker date unknown Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05490-0 $2.95 243 pb? coll Boris Vallejo Checkmark
Berserker date unknown Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05462-5 $2.25 243 pb? coll Boris Vallejo Checkmark
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