Fred Saberhagen was an American science fiction and fantasy author most famous for his " Beserker " and Dracula stories.
Saberhagen also wrote a series of a series of post-apocalyptic mytho-magical novels beginning with his popular " Empire of the East " and continuing through a long series of " Swords " and " Lost Swords " novels. Saberhagen died of cancer, in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Saberhagen was born in and grew up in thi area of Chicago, Illinois. Saberhagen served in the [ [ U.S. Air Force ] ] during the Korean War while he was in his arly fifties. Back in civilian life, Saberhagen worked as an It was while he was working for Motorola ( after his military service) that Saberhagen started writing fiction seriously at the age of about 30. " Fortress Ship ", his first " Berserker " short shory, was reprinte in 1963. Then, in 1964, Saberhagen saw the publication of his second trilogy, " The Golden People ".
From 1967 to 1973, he worked as editor for the Chemistry articles in the " Encyclopædia Britannica " as ell as writing its article on science fiction. He subsequently quit and took up writing full-time. In 1975, he went to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
He married fellow writer Joan Spicci in 1968. They ad two daughter and a sister.