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  Crescent Blues | Author Interview: "Fred Saberhagen: Pushing Humanity's Envelope"
Saberhagen's explorations take his readers from the far-flung reaches of outer space and heroes and heroines defining human courage in the face of overwhelming odds to fantastic realms where a mask can change a man into a god -- weighted with all the baggage that godhood entails.
Fred Saberhagen: In re-reading the original sources on the Golden Fleece, what struck me most sharply was the way the Fleece utterly disappears as soon as Jason has won it and succeeded in bringing it home.
Fred Saberhagen: My version of Dracula was launched by my re-reading Stoker's original, and being struck by the fact that this titanic character was hardly ever on stage, though of course central to the book.
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 Amazon.com: Books: Berserker Fury (Berserker Series/Fred Saberhagen)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Saberhagen's prose is plain, and the universe he gives us a bit unadorned and, by contemporary standards, too human-dominated.
I first noticed Saberhagen becoming redundant in "Berserker Kill" (1993), but it was painfully obvious in "Berserker Fury." While his early Berserker stories are well-crafted and crisply written, this novel is not.
In brief, at this point in his writing career (1997), Fred Saberhagen is in dire need of an editor who understands science fiction *and* literature, and would be able to gently shepherd him back to excellence again.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0312859392?v=glance   (1261 words)

  
 Going Berserk with Fred Saberhagen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Although Saberhagen will be the first to admit that he didn't come up with the idea of an ultimate doomsday weapon, he has unquestionably made the concept his own with the Berserkers (he's trademarked the name).
Saberhagen proved this in 1985, when he invited several prestigious science fiction and fantasy writers to enter the Berserker world.
Although Saberhagen admitted that he wouldn't want to see humanity lose the epic battle, he said that if the war ever ended it would mean the death of the series, and he'd like it to keep going.
www.cyberhaven.com /books/sciencefiction/goingberserk.html   (966 words)

  
 Fred Saberhagen
Science fiction and fantasy author Fred Saberhagen is best known for his Berserker novels, featuring interstellar killing machines programmed to destroy all life.
Frederick Thomas Saberhagen was born in Chicago, Illinois, on May 18, 1930.
From 1982 to 1989 Fred and Joan Saberhagen designed, implemented, and distributed computer games with the intent to bring interactive fiction, based on his novels, to the computer.
www.nndb.com /people/207/000044075   (277 words)

  
 Syngin: Fantasy Novel Database: Fred Saberhagen Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Since then, Fred has become a very popular and well-known author in the fields of both science fiction and fantasy.
Less well known are Saberhagen's ventures into the arena of historical fantasy, where figures such as Hitler and Lincoln occupy his alternate worlds.
Fred Saberhagen's books have now been translated into many different languages and his reputation is still growing.
www.syngin.com /library/byauthor.php?author_id=30   (450 words)

  
 Fictionwise eBooks: Fred Saberhagen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Fred Saberhagen is the author of three highly acclaimed series: the Dracula novels, the Berserker adventures, and the Book of Lost Swords.
Acclaimed author Fred Saberhagen continues his widely-popular and influential Berserker series, a chronicle of war between humanity and the terrifying race of sentient machines bent on death and destruction.
Master storyteller Fred Saberhagen continues his bestselling Berserker series, detailing humanity's war with the dreaded Juggernaut-like machines programmed to destroy all life in the galaxy.
www.fictionwise.com /eBooks/FredSaberhageneBooks.htm   (444 words)

  
 Review: Undead for the Holidays, a review by Greg Beatty
For example, the 1978 novel The Holmes-Dracula File brings together Saberhagen's vampire, who was the original Vlad Tepes who birthed the Dracula legend, with the equally legendary detective Sherlock Holmes.
(The two are, in fact, cousins!) Saberhagen returns to this connection in later novels, such as the 1994 Séance For a Vampire, which is narrated by both Dracula and Watson.
The novel works, and it is fun, for two reasons: the skill with which old pro Saberhagen eases these complications into play, and the accessibility of the characters.
www.strangehorizons.com /2002/20021028/undead.shtml   (1775 words)

  
 Fred Saberhagen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fred Thomas Saberhagen (born 1930) is an American science fiction and fantasy fiction author most famous for his Berserker series of science fiction stories.
He has also written a series of vampire novels in which the vampires (including the famous Dracula) are the protagonists, and a series of post-apocalyptic mytho-magical novels beginning with his popular Empire of the East and continuing through a long series of Swords and Lost Swords novels.
Fred Saberhagen at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
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 Dragon*Con Biography: [Fred Saberhagen]
Fred Saberhagen is the author of several popular science fiction and fantasy series, and his Berserkers have menaced the universe for over 30 years.
Fred's Swords and Lost Worlds stories have caught the imagination of many fantasy readers.
Less well known, but equally intriguing are Fred's exploits in the area of historical fantasy where figures such as Hitler and Lincoln, Daedalus and the pharaohs, populate his alternate worlds.
www.dragoncon.org /people/saberhf.html   (168 words)

  
 Fred Saberhagen - new and used books
Fred Saberhagen needs very little introduction these days.
Fred Saberhagen's contribution to the genre have been enjoyed by his readers for over half a century now, and none more so that his 'Berserker' stories and his vampire tales.
Master storyteller Fred Saberhagen continues his Berserker series, detailing humanity's war with the dreaded Juggernaut-like machines programmed to destroy all life in the galaxy.
www.isbn.pl /A-Fred-Saberhagen   (962 words)

  
 Berserker, by Fred Saberhagen - A Large Print Reviews Book Review
In his novel Berserker, Saberhagen lays the foundation for the series, and the world he has created in which man is forced to fight for the very survival of humanity against the nearly indestructible doomsday machines they call Berserkers.
In this chaotic story, Saberhagen presents a series of sketches showing the efforts of mankind to fend of this demonic enemy.
Saberhagen is still working on this series, and his most recent Berserker book, Berserker Star was released this year (2003).
www.largeprintreviews.com /berserker.html   (744 words)

  
 Authors on the Web - Horror Author Roundtable
A Nebula, Hugo, and Tiptree award winner, Suzy McKee Charnas is the author of the acclaimed Holdfast Chronicles, comprised of Walk to the End of the World, Motherlines, The Furies, and The Conqueror's Child.
Fred Saberhagen is the author of several popular science fiction and fantasy series.
Fred's Swords and Lost Swords stories have caught the imagination of many fantasy readers.
www.authorsontheweb.com /features/0210-horror/horror-authors.asp   (952 words)

  
 Fred Saberhagen's Smashers
Saberhagen's short story collection ULTIMATE ENEMY (now part of BERSERKERS" THE BEGINNING, Baen Books), and was in A VERY SMALL ARRAY.
Saberhagen's story "Smasher" is a welcome respite from the usual portrayal in science fiction of arthropods and arthropod-like aliens as pests and implacable competitors of mankind.
His Berserker series of short stories and novels, which depict the continuing onslaught against humanity of galaxy-spanning doomsday machines, are one of the most respected and longer-lasting sagas in the realm of science-fiction.
www.blueboard.com /mantis/fiction/smasher.htm   (584 words)

  
   Fred Saberhagen, Ariadne's Web Volume II Book of the Gods   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Saberhagen's for almost sixteen years, ever since I was first introduced to his Swords Series.
Fred's skill at creating an entertaining and wonderful tale has only sharpened over the years.
Fred Saberhagen has written numerous books, and is most widely known for his Swords Series.
www.greenmanreview.com /ariadnesweb.html   (555 words)

  
 The Absolutely Weird Bookshelf Paperback Science Fiction and Fantasy Books: S
Saberhagen, Fred Berserker's Planet DAW, 1975 (147) 1st ed, slight wear, near F. Berserker establishes itself as a human planet's God.
Saberhagen, Fred The Broken Lands Ace, 1968 (G-740) 1st ed, slight wear, near F. Swashbucking kid in an atomic tank, in a mutant far-future Earth.
Saberhagen, Fred The Dracula Tape Warner, 1975 (78869) 1st printing, near F. A first-person description of The Count's adventures in England in 1891.
www.strangewords.com /weirdbooks/weirdpapers.html   (5568 words)

  
 interrogation report: Fred Saberhagen, The Veils of Azlaroc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In The Veils of Azlaroc, Saberhagen has an interesting idea with a plot thrown around it as an excuse for writing this short novel.
The murder subplot feels entirely contrived and out of place; Saberhagen introduces it in the middle of the book with no foreshadowing.
In a longer novel, Saberhagen could have still presented Azlaroc's interesting phenomena, but put the environment in the background, rather than having the characters subservient to the development of a cool idea.
www.xmission.com /~jeffress/reports/b/B199201.html   (361 words)

  
 Fred Saberhagen -- Available Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Second entry in Saberhagen's seriesfantasy or far-future SF, please yourselfabout magical masks, or Faces, that sink into the wearer's head, bestowing the attributes and memories of gods.
"Fred Saberhagen's Dancing Bears is an exciting tale of an American hunter chased across pre-Revolutionary Russia by a noble with the ability to turn into a bear."--Weekly Press.
This is another installment in Fred Saberhagen's ongoing saga of war between humanity and the almost-sentient death machines known as Berserkers.
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 Fred Saberhagen, Ariadne's Web   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
For example, Daedelus creates a balloon with feathers in a bucket attached to give the people watching it take off the idea that he is escaping the island on wings he created, while in fact he's slinking around the island looking for a boat.
Saberhagen continues using his tried and true formula of using objects (magical swords in the Book of Swords, masks in the Book of the Gods) to confer powers onto the user.
Saberhagen makes repeated references to actions in the first book which are meaningless unless you had actually read them.
www.rambles.net /saberhagen_web.html   (565 words)

  
 Fred Saberhagen, The Arms of Hercules   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He is very talented, having the ability to breathe life into the worlds which he creates, worlds which become, for all intents and purposes, real, and which many of us would love to live in, no matter the dangers to be found there.
Fred's stories always have so much depth to them that they are a delight to read -- they are so vivid that they allow you to feel as if you are right there watching the events unfold before your eyes.
Fred Saberhagen lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is most widely known for his Swords series, although he has written numerous books.
www.greenmanreview.com /armsofhercules.html   (598 words)

  
 Fred Saberhagen, Books of The Gods IV ---God of the Golden Fleece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I spent this weekend with Fred's latest release, the fourth book in his 'Book of the Gods' series, and it was a fantastic diversion.
As with the previous three novels in this series, Fred has taken a wonderful piece of mythology and given it new life and meaning.
Both the selfish and the selfless are well represented, and Fred's characters are strong and believable.
www.greenmanreview.com /goldenfleece.html   (652 words)

  
 Bereserker's Star -- Fred Saberhagen
Over and over again, Saberhagen gives us some information, then a page or two later gives us the information again, in language that assumes this is the first time the information has been provided.
Saberhagen, you already told us that Harry had noticed that Alan was wearing the local religious garb.
It's lazy and annoying, and even more so because the characters themselves are fairly engaging, and Maracanda, if not embedded in a sloppily-revised idiot plot, has a lot of sense-of-wonder potential.
www.nesfa.org /reviews/Carey/berserkersstar.htm   (734 words)

  
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This is interesting, since I suspect that their success in the period between Saberhagen's fourth and fifth books may be due to a revival in interest in vampires caused by Saberhagen's series in the first place.
Had Saberhagen published the historical story by itself as a novella (or even as a short novel), the story would have flowed much more smoothly and achieved a higher level and a wider appeal.
Saberhagen has the makings of a good series as soon as he settles on a consistent rationale, and I hope he returns to more interesting and alien settings with it.
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 Directory - Arts: Literature: Genres: Science Fiction: Authors: S: Saberhagen, Fred
Saberhagen's Worlds of SF and Fantasy  · cached · Author-maintained website.
Fred Saberhagen Usenet Book Reviews  · cached · Reviews of some of the author's books, collected from Usenet.
Allscifi Fred Saberhagen Spotlight  · cached · A detailed analysis of the plot, setting, characters, theme, and structure of his greatest novels, and links to similar works by other novelists.
www.incywincy.com /default?p=79044   (104 words)

  
 The Taj: Fred Saberhagen
Fred was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA on May 18, 1930.
Fred's own website may be found here: www.berserker.com (www.fredsaberhagen.com also gets you there, or at least it used to).
Nov 28-30, 2003 - Fred Saberhagen was the Author Guest of Honor at LOSCON 30 (The annual science fiction convention held by the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS))
www.berserkerfan.org /fred.htm   (687 words)

  
 The Taj: Berserker Games
Fred's characters and stories were are basic material.
Fred and Joan told me that they had fun working withthe bright programmers they had on their team.
Fred Saberhagen wrote a novel, Octagon, about players in a Starweb game getting more than they bargained for.
www.berserkerfan.org /games.htm   (1586 words)

  
 Fred Saberhagen Message Board
Fred has no plans at this time to add to the time/dimension travel series.
Fred is working on a new fantasy novel.
Fred your books changed my life I had no interest in reading at all, but then a friend told me about your books called The Complete Book of Swords, The Lost Swords: the first triad, The Lost Swords: the second triad, and The Lost Swords: endgame.
www.allreaders.com /board.asp?BoardID=2237   (516 words)

  
 Saberhagen, Fred Arts, Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Fred Saberhagen Usenet Book Reviews Reviews of some of the author's books, collected from Usenet.
Allscifi Fred Saberhagen Spotlight A detailed analysis of the plot, setting, characters, theme, and structure of his greatest novels, and links to similar works by other novelists.
Predator, by Fred Saberhagen A short story set in the Descent:FreeSpace universe.
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