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A Matter of Taste
The book "A Matter Of Tast," takes place in both the distant past and present explaining how Dracula became a vampire, what he did immediently after, and how a past relationship with Lucrezia Borgia lead to a vicious attack on Dracula in this century. ...
A Sharpness On The Neck
In "A Sharpness on the Neck", Philip Radcliffe helped save Vlad Dracula from his brother Radu during the French Revolution; earning one vampires friendship and the other's emnity. Now, Radu has again escaped and seeks revenge on his brother and the decendents of Philip Radcliffe. ...
An Old Friend of the Family
In "An Old Friend of the Family" the Southerland family are being terrorized. So Judy and Clarissa Southerland summon Vlad Dracula for help. Upon learning of the horror being inflicted on the decendents of his beloved Mina Harker, he is eager to destroy all responsible, even other undead....
Berserker
This collection of short stories has a common theme--humanity's fight to survive against the Berserkers, powerful robots with equally powerful ships whose primary goal is to wipe out all life--especially humans. ...

Saberhagen booklist

Berserker Prime
Tor, Jan 2004, 25.95, 386 pp. ISBN: 0765306255 The inhabitants of the twin planets Prairie and Timber feel euphoric having defeated the Huvean invasion. However, as Plenitpotenary Gregor prepares to have the Huvean prisoners executed over the objection of his granddaughter Luon who loves a Huvean, the Berserkers invade the twin-planets. The Twins do not know much about these robots except that they are ancient construct killing machines. I...
Berserker's Star
Tor, Jun 2003, 24.95, 368 pp. ISBN: 0765304236 As a nearby star explodes, the Space Force evacuates humans from Hong's World. With that backdrop, Lily Gunnlod asks renowned or notorious (depending on one's perspective) pilot Harry Silver to take her to Maracanda, a planet residing amidst a neutron star and a black hole. There she hopes to rescue her husband Alan, kidnapped by religious fanatics. As the Templar tells him not to go there, Harry...
God Of The Golden Fleece
TOR, Aug 2001, 24.95, 384 pp. ISBN: 031287037X Following a deadly battle between the Gods and the Giants, a shipwrecked Proteus barely manages to reach a nearby beach but has lost his memory. Already on the shore are Jason and the Argonauts preparing to continue sailing in order to take the Golden Fleece from King Aeetes. Proteus decides to join the quest and performs feats beyond that of the heroes of the Argo. As Proteus begins t...
Gods of Fire and Thunder
Tor, Aug 2002, 24.95, 319 pp. ISBN: 0765302012 Following his journey as an Argonaut, Hal comes home to settle down in a mundane environment though he still wants wealth. His hope of boredom ends before he reaches his destination as he finds his path blocked by a strange looking fire. He plans to go around the magical induced flames, but first talks with a melancholy man called Baldur. The stranger tells Hal that he expected to attain Valhalla ...
Rogue Berserker
Baen, Jan 2005, 22.00, 281 pp. ISBN: 0743498739 Harry Silver, with a wife and as a new father, needs money, but a Berserker destroyed his vessel. Wealthy Winston Cheng offers him a small fortune along with a quality ship if Harry leads a private army to rescue his granddaughter and great-grandson kidnapped by a Berserker. Harry knows that if these killing machines allow a so-called "Goodlife" to live it is only because they become subservient. ...
The Holmes-Dracula File
In "The Holmes-Dracula File" a threat to unleash a plague on London sends Sherlock Holmes (who resembles Dracula) after the culpret. Dracula returns to London, and as he steps off the boat he is clubbed and taken to be a plague test subject....


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