Saberhagen's Berserker stories are among the most familiar series in the genre, set in a universe where automated starships wage war against all forms of life. But suddenly one Berserker behaves differently, stealing an entire orbiting biological laboratory filled with human zygotes rather than simply destroying it. A pursuit party is off to the rescue, and nearly wiped out themselves in the process. The mystery is complicated by the existence of an AI program which has fallen in love with a human woman and copied her personality into a databank just prior to her death. But in order to consummate his desires he'll have to find a way for both of them to acquire physical bodies . . .Then things get complicated. . .