I've posted a cover scan of a rare edition of Berserker, in memory of my uncle,
Dr. Scott Robertson. It can be seen on the BOOKS/STORIES page.
New artwork posted! Original cover art by Kurt Miller for two new Berserker
omnibus compilations, and the upcoming Rogue Berserker! Check them out
on the ART page.
Behold the new domain name: BERSERKERFAN.ORG!
Updates!! I have finally managed to track down each
and every vintage magazine in which Berserker short stories were originally
printed! As a result, I proudly present a complete gallery of all Berserker
illustrations by Jack Gaughan, on a separate
page for faster loading. Please go check out this fantastic collection
of art. More illustrations by other artists are coming, as soon as
I figure out the rights situations behind them. Also posted reviews
of Berserker & Berserker's Planet on the BOOKS page.
Exclusive! Head on over to the ART page
and check out the new section with many scans of vintage magazine Berserker
illustrations by the late great Jack Gaughan!
I've also added a few more artists to the list who did work for Berserker
stories in some of the old magazines.
Finally some updates! I've posted some pictures from Fred's Guest of Honor
appearance at LOSCON on the FRED page. Also, check
out a Berserker appearance on the program's cover and an updated web address
for artist Terry Pastor on the ART page. And thanks
to a tip from another fan, I've added a little-known Berserker story, "The
Bad Machines," to the BOOKS/STORIES page.
Berserker Prime is out!
Just posted an illustration for "The Smile" from 1977 by Rick Sternbach.
Check it out here.
Fred Saberhagen will be the writer guest of honor at Cascadia
Con, Sept 1-5, 2005, in Seattle, WA.
SUPER EXCLUSIVE!! I've just posted "Berserker
Story," a short piece of non-fiction by Fred Saberhagen which
was only ever published once, in the Summer-Fall 1977 issue of ALGOL
Magazine! Go check it out right now!
Fred Saberhagen will be the guest of honor at LOSCON,
the Los Angeles Science Fiction and Fantasy Society's annual convention, Nov
28-30 in Burbank, CA!
This just in from Fred Saberhagen, an update on the Berserker book he's currently
working on: "ROGUE BERSERKER is the new
title [formerly Berserker Shadow], building on a new idea that came during
the writing. I'm now about 2/3 of the way through. Harry Silver rides again." Also,
posted original cover art by Vincent Di Fate in the ART section!
Finally got a complete list of BOOKS/STORIES posted,
as well as what I hope is a fairly comprehensive list of Berserker artists on
the ART page (and don't miss the new post of Berserker
Lies cover by Alan Gutierrez and a link to artwork by Paul Youll for the
upcoming Berserker Prime). Also there's a link to a new interview with
Fred on the FRED page.
More updates! Got a lot of content into the CHARACTERS and RUMINATIONS sections,
and added to LINKS and ETC. Going
to try and keep them coming.
Fred Saberhagen will be the guest of honor at LOSCON
30, a science fiction convention put on by the Los Angeles Science Fantasy
Society, Nov 28-30 in Burbank, CA.
Major updates!! Completed the GAMES page,
adding more BWL screenshots, a section on the Berserker board game
by Flying Buffalo, and a section on the Starweb play-by-mail game.
Added some content to the ART page, including
items by Boris Vallejo and artwork by Luis Royo. Posted an entire Fred
Saberhagen article/interview from
Starlog Magazine (1991) which they gave me permission to reproduce
here! Even added some content to the QUOTES page.
There is a lot more content lined up and some should be easy to post,
so hopefully updates will continue.
Berserker's Star is out! Go out to your
nearest independent bookstore and grab your harback copy! Or if it's
more convenient you can always go with Amazon or
the nearest chain store like Borders or Barnes & Noble. I've got
my copy but haven't had a chance to read it yet. When I do, I'll post
a review in the BOOKS section. Hopefully that'll
finally kickstart progress on that page too.
I graduated from college! We'll see if that ends up increasing update frequency
or not. At least I've got a job to pay for webspace now!
Finally got a good portion of the GAMES page together
and posted! Check it out, and don't miss the re-release of the Wings Out of
Shadow computer game in the New Media Reader!
This just in,! In an email I got from Joan Saberhagen, she said:
By the way, Fred just finished BERSERKER PRIME and
sent the manuscript to Tor. He's due to start on BERSERKER
SHADOW next week. Yes, that means a THIRD brand new Berserker
book is on its way!
A bit of content added to the BOOKS section. Also, this news on the new book
release (also found in UPCOMING section):
Berserker's Star Release Date
According to Fred's website, and as verified on Tor's
website, Berserker's Star will be
released June 2003. The book will feature further adventures of ace pilot Harry
Silver, introduced in Shiva in Steel. By my reckoning, it may well
be the the story placed latest in the Berserker timeline so far, though that
may be hardly relevant. You can find the cover art, the jacket blurb, and the
entire first chapter on Fred's site here: http://www.berserker.com/bk_berserkersstar.htm
Well I didn't get the GAMES section up yet, but check out the cool poll to
the right. Eventually I'll have it and others on the POLL page also. Anthro
midterm Thursday, so no more updates till after that..
Sorry for a lackluster two months as far as updates. But I've just put up something
extra cool for anyone reading this. Head over to the ART page and check out
the two entries! Plus, I promise I'll try really really hard to get together
the GAMES section this weekend. Just got through a twelve-page paper on a
one-page W.B. Yeats poem, so the workload for the rest of the quarter won't
be quite so bad. =)
Well, I've got the forum and guestbook up and running, being hosted by Bravenet.
Right now I'm working on getting together a bibliography of all the Berserker
books & stories, which will feature cover images and info like what characters
and locations appear in each story. I've got to get through final exams first
then I'll have some time to update things in December.
Site design is finished! Now to add content. By the way, the artwork in the
logo is by me. Click it for a larger view. Nebulae courtesy of NASA.
NEW BERSERKER BOOKS!!
That's right, plural!
I just met Fred Saberhagen today at a book signing at Dark
Delicacies in Burbank, CA. He said that one new Berserker book
is completed and they've just received the cover artwork, so publication
is imminent. This one is called Berserker Star.
Also, back in January 2002, he told me over email that "What I'm
working on now is not exactly a sequel [to Shiva in Steel], but Harry
Silver's in it." So I think that's Berserker Star.
Fred also said that he is working on a SECOND new Berserker book, called Berserker
Prime. This will chronicle Solarian Humanity's FIRST encounter
with the Berserkers! To this point in the Berserker series that tale
has not been told, nor even alluded to as I recall. This ought to be
a really good one!