May 18, 1930 - June 29, 2007

Fred Saberhagen 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

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, USA.

Fred was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA on May 18, 1930.

Fred's Website

Fred's own website may be found here: ( 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.

Interviews, etc.



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 ducky?!


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 Foss.   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.