List of works by Fred Saberhagen

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This is complete list of works by American science fiction and fantasy author Fred Saberhagen.[1]

Works[edit]

The Dracula sequence[edit]

Saberhagen's Dracula novels are based on the premise that vampires are morally equal to normal humans: they have the power to do good or evil; it is their choice. The first in the series, The Dracula Tape, is the story of Bram Stoker's Dracula told from Dracula's point of view. Saberhagen depicts Dracula as the historical figure Vlad Ţepeş, voivode of Wallachia (known as "Drakulya," meaning "Dragon") who, in Saberhagen's stories, became a vampire after being murdered. The character said it was "by a transcendent act of will" that he refused to die but in reality it is apparent that even he is uncertain how he really became a vampire. Most vampires in the series are created when a human drinks the blood of another vampire, which he claims he never did. In this version, Dracula survives the best efforts of Harker, Van Helsing and company, who are portrayed largely as bungling fools, Van Helsing in particular as a fraud and heretic. Dracula was violent and ill-tempered but nonetheless is bound by his own sense of honor and is loyal to his loved ones. Dracula, in his mortal life, fought the encroachment of the Ottoman Turkish Empire into Europe. ("There is not an ounce of soil here which has not been enriched by the blood of patriots.") In later novels, Dracula interacts with other literary characters, including Sherlock Holmes. This series was often listed in Ace promotional materials as "The New Dracula". His success with this series was such that he was hired to write the novelization of the 1992 movie Bram Stoker's Dracula.

  1. The Dracula Tape (Warner June 1975) / (Ace Jan. 1980)
  2. The Holmes-Dracula File (Ace Nov. 1978). Allegedly[citation needed] this was not Saberhagen's choice of title, as it gives away what was intended to be a surprise plot point.
  3. An Old Friend of the Family (Ace June 1979)
  4. Thorn (Ace Sep. 1980); text restored and/or revised: (Tor Feb. 1990)
  5. Dominion (Tor June 1982)
    • "From the Tree of Time" (short story) Sorcerer's Apprentice #14 1982
  1. A Matter of Taste (Tor July 1990)
  2. A Question of Time (Tor May 1992)
  3. Seance for a Vampire (Tor June 1994); republished as The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Seance for a Vampire (Titan Books, June 2010)
  4. A Sharpness on the Neck (Tor Oct. 1996)
    • "Box Number Fifty" (short story). Dracula in London, ed. P. N. Elrod, Ace Nov. 2001
  1. A Coldness In the Blood (Tor Oct. 2002)

Volumes 3 & 4 were reprinted in an omnibus version called Vlad Tapes (Baen July 2000)

The Ardneh sequence[edit]

The Empire of the East series[edit]

  1. The Broken Lands, (Ace 1968)
  2. The Black Mountains, (Ace 1971)
  3. Changeling Earth, (DAW Feb. 1973); revised as Ardneh's World for 1979 printing, see below
  4. Ardneh's Sword, (Tor May 2006)

Volumes 1, 2 & 3 were later republished in a heavily revised omnibus version called Empire of the East, (Ace Oct. 1979)

The Books of Swords[edit]

  1. The First Book of Swords, (Tor March 1983)
  2. The Second Book of Swords, (Tor Nov. 1983)
  3. The Third Book of Swords, (Tor Aug. 1984)

The three volumes were reprinted in an omnibus version called The Complete Book of Swords, (SFBC/Nelson Doubleday Jan. 1985), later called The First Swords, (Tor Feb. 1999)

The Books of Lost Swords[edit]

  1. Woundhealer's Story: The First Book of Lost Swords, (Tor Oct. 1986)
  2. Sightblinder's Story: The Second Book of Lost Swords, (Tor Nov. 1987)
  3. Stonecutter's Story: The Third Book of Lost Swords, (Tor May 1988)
  4. Farslayer's Story: The Fourth Book of Lost Swords, (Tor July 1989)
  5. Coinspinner's Story: The Fifth Book of Lost Swords, (Tor Dec. 1989)
  6. Mindsword's Story: The Sixth Book of Lost Swords, (Tor Dec. 1990)
  7. Wayfinder's Story: The Seventh Book of Lost Swords, (Tor June 1992)
  8. Shieldbreaker's Story: The Last Book of Swords, (Tor Feb. 1994)

Volumes 1, 2 & 3 were reprinted in an omnibus version called The Lost Swords: The First Triad, (SFBC/Nelson Doubleday Sep. 1988); Volumes 4, 5 & 6 were reprinted in a second omnibus version called The Lost Swords: The Second Triad, (Tor/SFBC May 1991); Volumes 7 & 8 were reprinted in a third and final omnibus version called The Lost Swords: Endgame, (SFBC/GuildAmerica Books June 1994)

Original Swords anthology[edit]

  • An Armory of Swords, (Tor June 1995), an original anthology of Swords tales edited by Saberhagen:
  1. "Blind Man's Blade," Fred Saberhagen, (nv) *
  2. "Woundhealer," Walter Jon Williams, (nv) *
  3. "Fealty," Gene Bostwick, (nv) *
  4. "Dragon Debt," Robert E. Vardeman, (nv) *
  5. "The Sword of Aren-Nath," Thomas Saberhagen, (nv) *
  6. "Glad Yule," Pati Nagle, (na) *
  7. "Luck of the Draw," Michael A. Stackpole, (nv) *
  8. "Stealth and the Lady," Sage Walker, (nv) *

The Berserker series[edit]

The Berserker stories tell about an ongoing war between humanity and the Berserkers. Saberhagen's Berserkers are self-replicating war machines programmed with one main objective: destroy all life. After destroying both their creators and the opposing side in a long-ago galactic war, the self-replicating Berserkers have continued to wipe out all forms of life that they encounter in the Milky Way, which leads to the cooperation and coordination of most of the sentient races in major attempts to defeat them. Humankind, although relatively new to the galactic scene, is a major player because of its aggressive nature. The series spans a large range of both time and space, and so has less plot continuity than Saberhagen's other series.

  1. Berserker, (Ballantine Jan. 1967) / (Ace Sep. 1978) (short fiction collection)
  2. Brother Assassin, (Ballantine Jan. 1969) / as Brother Berserker, (Macdonald Feb. 1969) / (Ace Dec. 1978); read online; book version of the following linked novellas:
  • "Stone Man," (na) Worlds of Tomorrow May 1967
  • "The Winged Helmet," (na) If Aug. 1967
  • "Brother Berserker," (na) If Nov. 1967
  1. Berserker's Planet, (n) If May/June 1974 (+1) / (DAW April 1975) / (Ace May 1980)
  2. Berserker Man, (Ace April 1979)
  3. The Ultimate Enemy, (Ace Sep. 1979) (short fiction collection)
  • The Berserker Wars, (Tor Dec. 1981) (short fiction collection; only 2 original/uncollected stories); read all stories online
  1. Berserker Base, (Tor March 1985); Mosaic Berserker novel with several guest authors contributing original stories; Saberhagen wrote the overarching story in segments between them, using the Niven story as the novel's fulcrum point:
  2. The Berserker Throne, (Fireside/Simon & Schuster May 1985)
  3. Berserker: Blue Death, (Tor Nov. 1985)
  • The Berserker Attack, (Tor/OtherWorlds Club 1987) (short fiction collection; no original/uncollected stories)
  • Berserker Lies, (Tor Sep. 1991) (short fiction collection; one original story)
  1. Berserker Kill, (Tor Oct. 1993)
  2. Berserker Fury, (Tor Aug. 1997)
  3. Shiva in Steel, (Tor Sep. 1998)
  • Berserkers: The Beginning, (Baen July 1998) (omnibus of Volumes 1 & 5 above)
  1. Berserker's Star, (Tor June 2003)
  2. Berserker Prime, (Tor Jan. 2004)
  • Berserker Man: Mega Book, (Baen Oct. 2004) (omnibus of Volumes 2, 3, 4 & 7 above)
  • Berserker Death: Mega Book, (Baen Feb. 2005) (omnibus of Volumes 8, 9 & The Berserker Wars, above)
  1. Rogue Berserker, (Baen Jan. 2005)

The Books of the Gods[edit]

  1. The Face of Apollo, (Tor April 1998)
  2. Ariadne's Web, (Tor Jan. 2000)
  3. The Arms of Hercules, (Tor Nov. 2000)
  4. God of the Golden Fleece, (Tor Aug. 2001)
  5. Gods of Fire and Thunder, (Tor Aug. 2002)

Volumes 1, 2 & 3 were reprinted in an omnibus version called The Books of the Gods, Part One, (SFBC Dec. 2000); Volumes 4 & 5 were reprinted in a second omnibus version called The Books of the Gods, Part Two, (SFBC Oct. 2002)

Boris Brazil: The Space Force Chronicles[edit]

  1. The Golden People, (Ace Double 1964) / revised & expanded: (Baen Sep. 1984)
  2. The Water of Thought, (Ace Double 1965) / text restored and/or revised: (Tor May 1981)

Pilgrim, the Flying Dutchman of Time[edit]

  1. Pyramids, (Baen Jan. 1987)
  2. After the Fact, (Baen March 1988)

Both novels were reprinted in an omnibus version called Pilgrim, (Baen Dec. 1997)

Non-series novels[edit]

  • Love Conquers All, (n) Galaxy Nov. 1974 (+2) / (Ace Jan. 1979)
  • Specimens, (Popular Library Jan. 1976) / (Ace March 1981)
  • The Veils of Azlaroc, (Ace Oct. 1978); revised and expanded from the following:
    • "To Mark the Year on Azlaroc," (ss) Science Fiction Discoveries, ed. Carol & Frederik Pohl, Bantam 1976
  • The Mask of the Sun, (Ace Feb. 1979); reprinted in the Saberhagen memorial anthology Golden Reflections, see below
  • Octagon, (Ace July 1981)
  • Coils (with Roger Zelazny), (Wallaby/Simon & Schuster May 1982) / (SFBC July 1982) / (Tor Nov. 1982)
  • A Century of Progress, (Tor Sep. 1983)
  • The Frankenstein Papers, (Baen Feb. 1986)
  • The White Bull, (Baen Dec. 1988); revised & expanded from the following:
    • "The White Bull," (nv) Fantastic Nov. 1976
  • The Black Throne (with Roger Zelazny), (Baen Oct. 1990)
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula (with James V. Hart), (Signet/New American Library Nov. 1992); novelization of the Francis Ford Coppola film.
  • Merlin's Bones, (Tor April 1995)
  • Dancing Bears, (Tor Jan. 1996)
  • The Arrival (Earth Final Conflict), (Ebury Nov. 1999) / (Tor Dec. 1999)

Non-series collections[edit]

  1. The Book of Saberhagen, (DAW Jan. 1975)
  2. * "The Long Way Home", (ss) Galaxy June 1961; read online as a part of collection Of Berserkers, Swords and Vampires, see below
  3. * "Planeteer", (nv) Galaxy April 1961
  4. * "Volume PAA-PYX", (ss) Galaxy Feb. 1961; read online as a part of collection Of Berserkers, Swords and Vampires, see below
  5. * "Seven Doors to Mental Education", (ss) If May 1961
  6. * "Deep Space", (ss) *
  7. * "Peer Pressure and How to Deal With It", (ss) If June 1967 {a.k.a. "Berserker’s Prey"}
  8. * "Starsong", (ss) If Jan. 1968; read online as a part of collection The Berserker Wars, see above
  9. * "Calendars", (ss) Galaxy Jan. 1974
  10. * "Young Girl at an Open Half-door", (ss) F&SF Nov. 1968
  11. * "WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO TO PROVE I'M HUMAN STOP", (ss) Analog Oct. 1974 {a.k.a. "Inhuman Error"}
  12. Earth Descended, (Tor Oct. 1981)
  13. * "Young Girl at an Open Half-door", (ss) F&SF Nov. 1968
  14. * "Adventure of the Metal Murderer", (ss) Omni Jan. 1980 {a.k.a. "Metal Murderer"}; read online as a part of collection The Berserker Wars, see above
  15. * "Earthshade", (nv) The Magic May Return, ed. Larry Niven, ill. Alicia Austin, Ace 1981
  16. * "The White Bull", (nv) Fantastic Nov. 1976
  17. * "Calendars", (ss) Galaxy Jan. 1974
  18. * "Wilderness", (ss) Amazing Sept. 1976
  19. * "Patron of the Arts", (ss) If Aug. 1965; read online as a part of collection The Berserker Wars, see above
  20. * "To Mark the Year on Azlaroc", (ss) Science Fiction Discoveries, ed. Carol & Frederik Pohl, Bantam 1976 {later expanded into The Veils of Azlaroc, see above}
  21. * "Victory", (nv) F&SF June 1979
  22. * "Birthdays", (na) Galaxy March 1976
  23. * "Recessional", (ss) Destinies Fall 1980
  24. * "Where Thy Treasure Is", (ss) Destinies Vol. 3 #2 1981
  25. Saberhagen: My Best, (Baen May 1987)
  26. * "The Graphic of Dorian Gray", (ss) New Destinies Vol. 1, Baen 1987
  27. * "Birthdays", (na) Galaxy March 1976
  28. * "The Long Way Home", (ss) Galaxy June 1961; read online as a part of collection Of Berserkers, Swords and Vampires, see below
  29. * "Smasher", (nv) F&SF Aug. 1978
  30. * "The White Bull", (nv) Fantastic Nov. 1976
  31. * "Wilderness", (ss) Amazing Sept. 1976
  32. * "The Peacemaker", (ss) If Aug. 1964 {a.k.a. "The Life Hater"}
  33. * "Victory", (nv) F&SF June 1979
  34. * "Goodlife", (nv) Worlds of Tomorrow Dec. 1963
  35. * "Young Girl at an Open Half-door", (ss) F&SF Nov. 1968
  36. * "Adventure of the Metal Murderer", (ss) Omni Jan. 1980 {a.k.a. "Metal Murderer"}; read online as a part of collection The Berserker Wars, see above
  37. * "From the Tree of Time", (ss) Sorcerer’s Apprentice #14 1982
  38. * "Inhuman Error", (ss) Analog Oct. 1974 {a.k.a. "WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO TO PROVE I'M HUMAN STOP"}
  39. * "Martha", (vi) Amazing Dec. 1976
  40. * "Intermission", (vi) Fifty Extremely SF* Stories, ed. Michael Bastraw, Niekas 1982
  41. * "Earthshade", (nv) The Magic May Return, ed. Larry Niven, ill. Alicia Austin, Ace 1981
  42. * "Recessional", (ss) Destinies Fall 1980
  43. Of Berserkers, Swords & Vampires, (Baen June 2009); Read free samples
  44. * Introduction, Joan Saberhagen, (in) *
  45. * "The Long Way Home", (ss) Galaxy June 1961
  46. * "Volume PAA-PYX", (ss) Galaxy Feb. 1961
  47. * "To Mark the Year on Azlaroc", (ss) Science Fiction Discoveries, ed. Carol & Frederik Pohl, Bantam 1976; {later expanded into The Veils of Azlaroc, see above}
  48. * "Martha", (vi) Amazing Dec. 1976
  49. * "Planeteer", (nv) Galaxy April 1961
  50. * "Blind Man's Blade", (nv) An Armory of Swords, ed. Fred Saberhagen, Tor 1995
  51. * "Stone Place", (nv) If March 1965; read online as a part of collection The Berserker Wars, see above
  52. * "The Bad Machines", (nv) The Williamson Effect, ed. Roger Zelazny, Tor 1996
  53. * "The White Bull", (nv) Fantastic Nov. 1976
  54. * The Dracula Tape, (excerpt) Warner 1975
  55. * "Box Number Fifty", (ss) Dracula in London, ed. P. N. Elrod, Ace 2001
  56. * "A Drop of Something Special in the Blood", (ss) Emerald Magic: Great Tales of Irish Fantasy, ed. Andrew M. Greeley, Tor 2004

Non-series anthologies[edit]

  • A Spadeful of Spacetime, (Ace Feb. 1981)
  • Pawn to Infinity (with Joan Saberhagen), (Ace June 1982)
  • Machines That Kill (with Martin H. Greenberg), (Ace Dec. 1984)

Fred Saberhagen memorial anthology[edit]

  • Golden Reflections, (Baen Feb. 2011); an original anthology of short fiction set (more-or-less) in the world of Saberhagen's novel The Mask of the Sun, edited by Robert E. Vardeman & Joan Saberhagen; Read free samples
  1. Golden Reflections in the Maelstrom, Robert E. Vardeman, (in) *
  2. Golden Reflections Origins, Joan Saberhagen, (in) *
  3. The Mask of the Sun, Fred Saberhagen, (n) Ace Feb. 1979
  4. "The Fate Line," Walter Jon Williams, (nv) *
  5. "Wax, Clay, Gold," Daniel Abraham, (nv) *
  6. "The Conquistador's Hat," John Maddox Roberts, (ss) *
  7. "Eyewear," Harry Turtledove, (nv) *
  8. "Like the Rain," Jane Lindskold, (nv) *
  9. "Remember," Dean Wesley Smith, (nv) *
  10. "Washington's Rebellion," David Weber, (na) *

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