Fred Saberhagen

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General Information

Name: Fred Saberhagen

Pen Name: None

Genres: Science Fiction

Born: 1930 in Chicago, Illinois

Deceased: 2007 in Albuquerque, New Mexico


Illinois Connection

Saberhagen was born in and grew up in the area of Chicago, Illinois

Biographical and Professional Information

When in his 20's Fred served in the Armed Forces in Korea. After serving he worked as an electronics technician for the Motorola Corporation from 1958 to 1962.

It was while he was working for Motorola that Saberhagen started writing fiction seriously at the age of about 30. His first sale was to Galaxy Magazine, which published his short story "Volume PAA-PYX" in 1961. "Fortress Ship", his first "Berserker" short shory, was published in 1963. Then, in 1964, Saberhagen saw the publication of his first novel, The Golden People.

From 1967 to 1973, he worked as an editor for the Chemistry articles in the Encyclopedia Britannica as well as writing its article on science fiction. He then quit and took up writing full time. In 1975, he moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he died in 2007 from prostate cancer.

Published Works

  • The Dracula Tape, Baen, 1999 (Original 1975)
  • The Holmes-Dracula File, Tor Fantasy, 2010 (Original 1978)
  • An Old Friend of the Family, Tor Fantasy, 1999 (Original 1979)
  • Thorn, Tor Books, 1990 (Original 1980)
  • Dominion, Tor Fantasy, 2010 (Original 1982)
  • The Golden People, Baen, 1987

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Holmes-Dracula File (The Dracula Series)

ISBN: 0765366134
Release Date: 2010-06-29

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Thorn (The Dracula Series)

ISBN: 0812503163
Release Date: 1990-02-15

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Literary Awards

External Links

Fred Saberhagen on WorldCat

Fred Saberhagen on Amazon


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