Of Berserkers, Swords & Vampires

Best-selling author Fred Saberhagen created three popular series: his Berserker stories and novels telling of the endless war of humans and their alien allies against the Berserkers, gigantic robot battleships programmed by an unknown extinct race to destroy all life in the galaxy; his high fantasy Lost Swords series; and his Dracula series, the first novels to tell a story from the vampire's point of view. In a book that will be irresistible for the thousands of Saberhagen fans, all three series are represented here, as well as gems from his other series, including his first-published story and his last-written story, marking the endpoints of a remarkable writer's remarkable career that spanned more than four decades As Joan Spicci Saberhagen writes in her foreword, "Even Fred's most ardent fans will have a fresh look at his talents. Whatever the setting, Fred's stories provide fast moving action and a thought provoking theme."

Cover Art by David Mattingly

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This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing, June 2009

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ISBN-10: 1-4391-3269-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-4391-3269-2
eISBN: 978-1-61824-726-1

Copyright © copyright 2009 JSS Literary Productions
Introduction © copyright 2009 by Joan Spicci Saberhagen
Berserker® is a registered trademark of Fred Saberhagen

The Long Way Home. 1961 Galaxy Publishing Corp, 1989 Fred Saberhagen
Volume PAA-PYX. 1960 Galaxy Publishing Corp, 1989 Fred Saberhagen
To Mark The Year On Azlaroc. 1976 Fred Saberhagen
Martha. 1976 Fred Saberhagen
Planeteer. 1961 Galaxy Publishing Corp, 1989 Fred Saberhagen
Blind Man's Blade. 1994 Fred Saberhagen
BERSERKER, the Introduction. 1967 Fred Saberhagen
Introduction to 'Stone Place.' 1967 Fred Saberhagen
Stone Place. 1965 IF; 1967 Fred Saberhagen
The Bad Machines. 1994 Fred Saberhagen
White Bull. 1980 Fred Saberhagen
THE DRACULA TAPE-An Excerpt. 1975 Fred Saberhagen
Box Number Fifty. 2001 Fred Saberhagen
A Drop Of Something Special in the Blood. 2003 Fred Saberhagen

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