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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Fred Saberhagen  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Science Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1930 in Chicago, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.berserker.com
-- Fred Saberhagen on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=fred++saberhagen+


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


Selected Titles At Your Library

The Dracula tape /
ISBN: 0671578391. OCLC Number:

Baen Pub. Enterprises [publisher] ;. Riverdale, NY :. 1999, ©1975.

Presents the complete transcript of a tape in which the inimitable count presents his side of the story about a series of ghastly incidents which occurred during his visit to England in 1891.

The Holmes-Dracula file /
ISBN: 0765366134. OCLC Number:

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"In London on a personal matter, Dracula encounters Sherlock Holmes, who is attempting to catch a killer and stop a ring of criminal masterminds who are threatening to loose plague-infested rats into the streets."--Fantasticfiction.com.

An old friend of the family /
ISBN: 0765363895. OCLC Number:

Tor,. New York :. 2009.

The Southerland family left the old world to start anew in America, but little did they know that a blood-feud, older than history itself, would follow them through the generations to come. Kate Southerland, the first born of the latest generation of Southerlands, has been murdered, but she is not dead. Her little brother, Johnny, has also vanished, a severed, bloody finger the only clue. But the Southerlands have no clue what they've fallen into. Their enemy is no mortal madman, but the undying mistress of evil enchantment, Morgan Le Fay, and the Southerlands are not her true target. She seeks to do battle with their protector, their defender, the only man who is capable of saving this mortal family from a war they've never realized was waged.

Thorn /
ISBN: 0812503163. OCLC Number:

Tom Doherty Associates,. New York :. ©1990.

Dominion /
ISBN: 0765364840. OCLC Number:

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Chicago police detective Tom Keogh investigates a series of bizarre murders and becomes involved with vampires, sorcerers, and the deadly fight to gain control of a magical sword.