May 18, 1930 - June
passed away at his home in Albuquerque on Friday, June 29th,
02007. He will be missed and remembered by those whose
lives he touched: family, friends, and fans. Tributes
to Fred, and links to charities for donations in his honor
can be found here:
Fred Saberhagen Memorial
Don't miss some quotes and notes from Fred on the QUOTES page!
(taken with permission from www.berserker.com)
Fred Saberhagen is the author of several popular science fiction
and fantasy series. His Berserkers® have menaced the universe
for over 40 years and the series had a movie option in the late
90's. Fred's SWORDS and LOST SWORDS 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. On the border of history and fantasy Fred
has created a unique picture of an old favorite, Dracula. More
recent is the BOOK OF THE GODS series, including THE FACE OF
APOLLO, ARIADNE'S WEB, THE ARMS OF HERCULES, GOD OF THE GOLDEN
FLEECE, AND GODS OF FIRE AND THUNDER.
Before abandoning himself to imagination, Fred served in the US Air Force,
worked as a civilian electronics technician, and wrote and edited articles
on science and technology for the Encyclopedia Britannica. He now lives and
works with his wife in the Land of Enchantment, Albuquerque, New Mexico,
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). Here you'll find info
about him and all of his various works. You can also find out
how to get in touch with him by email; he enjoys hearing from
fans and responds to emails with help from his wife Joan, who
acts as his techical liaison.
- FEATURE: The
Berserker Series, a short piece of non-fiction by Fred
Saberhagen -- another fascinating
brief reflection on the series, this one originally published
in The Great Science Fiction Series: Stories from
the best of the series from 1944 to 1980 by twenty all-time
favorite writers (1980) edited by Frederik Pohl,
Martin Harry Greenberg, and Joseph Olander. Reprinted
with permission exclusively here at The Taj!
- FEATURE: Berserker
Story, a short piece of non-fiction by Fred Saberhagen --
this short reflective piece
is a terrific capsule of insight on the series. It was
only ever published once: in the Summer-Fall 1977 issue
of ALGOL Magazine. Reprinted with permission exclusively
here at The Taj!
- FEATURE: Berserker
Empire, an Article/Interview from Starlog Magazine --
a great and wide-ranging article on fred Saberhagen from
the October 1991 issue of Starlog, reprinted with permission
exclusively here on The Taj!
- FEATURE: Simply
Fred Saberhagen, an Interview by Ken Rand --
a terrific interview covering Berserkers, Dracula, writing
science fiction, and more! Hosted with permission right
here on The Taj!
Saberhagen: Pushing Humanity's Envelope -- link to an interview
for Crescent Blues E'Magazine, by Teri Smith
Berserk with Fred Saberhagen -- link to a review article
with some quotes from Fred. Done for Amazon.com by Craig E.
Engler, editor and publisher of Science Fiction Weekly
Questions with Fred Saberhagen from Geek World, August
25 Radio Show - November 28th 2003, live from LOSCON 30,
featuring an interview with Fred by host Warren
W. James. Link has a synopsis and archived audio. Click here to
go straight to the Saberhagen segment (it's an m3u, but links
to an mp3 format).
|10/12/02 Book signing for new Dracula book, A
Coldness in the Blood, at Dark
Delicacies bookstore in Burbank, California. (click
thumbnail for larger image)
|Jason (5th Historian) with Fred Saberhagen
||Jason with Joan & Fred Saberhagen, and a vampire rubber
|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))
|Fred's Guest of Honor Interview, w/ veteran interviewer Rick
||Fred's interview for the Hour
25 radio show, w/ host Warren
W. James. Archived here.
|Fred enjoys a nice cold Diet Dr. Pepper in the midst of a
busy session of book-signing. (notice The Taj flier!)
||Science fiction authors Dr. Jerry Pournelle, Larry Niven,
Fred Saberhagen, Jack Chalker (Fan Guest of Honor) in the panel
"Plotting a Series as opposed to a stand alone book."
|The panelists are joined by moderator John Hertz (center).
||Artist Guest of Honor Teddy Harvia (aka David Thayer) & wife
Diana with Joan & Fred Saberhagen.