He was once called Dracula, but in Chicago in our day he is known as Matthew Maule. John Southerland, like the rest of the Southerland family, calls him Uncle Matthew. After all he`s an Old Friend of the Family and he has risked his un-life more than once to protect the Southerlands. But with Matthew rendered comatose by a feindish plot from beyond time, the Southerlands must rise to his defense - and battle five hundred years worth of Dracula`s enemies.
From Publishers Weekly
Taking a break from his successful Berserker and Book of Lost Swords series, Saberhagen returns to his modern-day Count Dracula tales in this fast-paced sequel to An Old Friend of the Family . After more than a decade, the Chicago-based Southerland family again finds itself involved with the 500-year-old fiend who loved their great-great-grandmother in Bram Stoker`s original story (and in The Dracula Tape , Saberhagen`s first vampire tome). Finding the Count (now known as Uncle Matthew) poisoned and comatose in his upscale condo, John Southerland and his fiancee try to nurse him to health while defending the apartment against various living and "undead" foes. They also discover a tape-recorded autobiography telling of the Count`s early bloodsucking days and his encounters with 15th-century legends Cesare and Lucretia Borgia, who may be masterminding the current attack. The Chicago characters become less interesting once the historical intrigue begins, but overall this thriller/romance will please fans thirsting for more adventures of a gentlemanly ghoul.
Fred Saberhagen (Fred Saberhagen) (Fred Saberhagen) (full name - Fred Thomas Saberhagen, Fred Thomas Saberhagen) (May 18, 1930 – June 29, 2007) - American science fiction writer, one of the most popular authors books in the style of science fiction, fantasy, as well as historical fiction, where characters such as Hitler and Lincoln, Daedalus and the pharaohs inhabit his worlds. Born May 18, 1930 in Chicago. Graduated from Chicago Wright Junior College. Before starting his writing career, he served in the United States Air Force, worked as a civilian electronics technician, while writing and editing scientific and technical articles for the Britannica Encyclopedia. Born and raised in Chicago, he now lives and works with his wife, Joan Spicci, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The first published story is "Tom PAA-PEAKS" (Galaxy, 1961). Saberhagen`s first novel, The Golden People (1964), is a space opera. First of all, Sabarhagen became known as the creator of the series of novels "...
Fred Saberhagen (Fred Saberhagen) (Fred Saberhagen) (full name - Fred Thomas Saberhagen, Fred Thomas Saberhagen) (May 18, 1930 – June 29, 2007) - American science fiction writer, one of the most popular authors books in the style of science fiction, fantasy, as well as historical fiction, where characters such as Hitler and Lincoln, Daedalus and the pharaohs inhabit his worlds. Born May 18, 1930 in Chicago. Graduated from Chicago Wright Junior College. Before starting his writing career, he served in the United States Air Force, worked as a civilian electronics technician, while writing and editing scientific and technical articles for the Britannica Encyclopedia. Born and raised in Chicago, he now lives and works with his wife, Joan Spicci, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The first published story is "Tom PAA-PEAKS" (Galaxy, 1961). Saberhagen`s first novel, The Golden People (1964), is a space opera. First of all, Sabarhagen became known as the creator of the series of novels "Berserker", which for over 40 years has been invariably popular among many generations of fantasy fans around the world. This series includes 10 novels and many short stories. I must say that this topic - interstellar machines, destroying all living things, endowed with a kind of intelligence, logic and ethics, Saberhagen developed brilliantly. The heroes of the series turned out to be so bright and believable, and the plot so exciting and extraordinary that the Berserkers became the founders of a whole direction in science fiction. The second object of interest of Saberhagen is at the intersection of fantasy and science fiction. Here, first of all, the series "Empire of the East" (1968-1973) about the world after a nuclear war, where magic began to play the role of science, as well as the series "The Book of Swords" (1983-1984) and "The Book of Lost Swords" (from 1986- th). Saberhagen`s Swords is one of the finest achievements of modern fantasy. The third direction that Saberhagen develops is the series "Dracula", which began with the novel "The Dracula Case" (1975). This is a kind of "vampire" detective story, in which there are already six books. In addition to the series, Saberhagen also writes individual novels, among which are "Octagon" (1981), "Age of Progress" (1983), "Frankenstein`s Notes" (1986), "Coils" (1980) and "Black Throne" (1990); the last two novels are co-written with Roger Zelazny. Inspired by his beloved writer Edgar Poe, Fred Saberhagen seems to "play" his characters, and makes this game extremely believable. Many of his works, in addition to the paper version, also appear in electronic and audio formats. Fred Saberhagen`s official website: http://www.berserker.com Articles and interviews: * Roger Zelazny "Preface to Fred Seiberhagen`s" Eastern Empire "by Fred Saberker. Berserker Series Berserker [= Mask of Mars] (1967) [storybook] * Introduction by 3rd Historian [foreword] Without a Thought [= Fortress Ship, Blind Game , "Playing with a monster", "Without a single thought", "Game of checkers" / "Fortress Ship"] (1963) Goodlife [= Goodlife] (1963) The Peacemaker [= About peace and love / The Life Hater] (1964) Stone Place [= Stone Place, Stone Zone] (1965) Patron of the Arts [= Patron] (1965) Mr. Jester [= Mr. Joker] (1966) What T and I Did [= What You and I Did, What You and I Did] (1965) Masque of the Red Shift (1965) ) Sign of the Wolf (1965) In the Temple of Mars (1966) The Face of the Deep (1966) Brother Assassin [= "Berserker Saga"] (1969) Stone Man (1967) The Winged Helmet (1967) Brother Berserker (1967) Berserker`s Planet [= Death Planet, Berserker Star] (1975) Berserker Man [= The Invincible Mutant] (1979) The Ultimate Enemy [= The Last Enemy] (1979) [Storybook] The Smile (1977) Pressure [= Berserker`s Prey] (1967) Destruction Annihilation of Angkor Apeiron (1975) Inhuman Error [= Berserker miss, WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO TO PROVE IM HUMAN STOP] (1974) Some Events at the Templar Radiant [= Events on the Templar Radiant] (1979) Starsong (1968) Smasher [= Snap] (1978) The Game (1977) Wings Out of Shadow [= From Darkness, Squadron From Oblivion]] (1974) Berserker Base (1985) [anthology] Prisoner`s Base [= Prisoner`s Base] (1985) Friends Together [= Comrades in Misfortune] (1985) The Founts of Sorrow [= Sea of Sorrow] (1985) The Great Secret [= An Important Secret] (1985) Dangerous Dreams (1985) Crossing the Bar [= Liberation] (1985) Berserker Base (1985) * + non-mainstream stories Metal Murderer [= Adventure of the Metal Murderer, Steel Assassin, Role Swap] (1980) [ story from the collection "Berserker Wars"] Technique of deception / The Machinery of Lies [= Machinery of lies] (1991) [story from the collection as "Berserker Lies"] The Bad Machines (1996) The Berserker Throne (1985) Berserker: Blue Death [= Blue Death] (1985) Ruthless killer / Berserker Kill (1993) Blind rage / Berserker Fury [= Berserker Fury] (1997) Shiva in Steel (1998) Berserker Prime (2003) Berserker`s Star (2003) Rogue Berserker (2005) Earth End sequence Empire of the East The Broken Lands (1968) The Black Mountains (1971) Changeling Earth [= "Ardneh & # 039; s World", "The World of Ardneh"] (1973) Ardneh & # 039; s Sword (2006) Books of the Swords The First Book of Swords (1983) The Second Book of Swords (1983) The Third Book of Swords (1984) Books of Lost Swords Woundhealer`s Story (1986) Sightblinder`s Story (1987) Stonecutter`s Story (1988) Farslayer`s Story (198 9) Coinspinner`s Story (1989) Mindsword`s Story (1990) Wayfinder`s Story (1992) Shieldbreaker`s Story (1994) + Blind Man`s Blade (1995) [story] Book of the Gods The Face of Apollo (1998) Ariadne`s Web (1999) The Arms of Hercules [= Hands of Hercules] (2000) God of the Golden Fleece ( 2001) Gods of Fire and Thunder (2002) Fred Saberhagen. Pilgrim Pyramids (1987) After the Fact (1988) Fred Saberhagen. Participation in inter-author projects Sherlock Holmes. Free sequels / Sherlock Holmes // inter-author cycle * Novels and cycles // inter-author cycle The Holmes-Dracula File (1978) Seance for a Vampire (1994) * Anthologies and collections // inter-author cycle Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space (1984) / / Compiling Editors: Isaac Asimov, Martin G. Greenberg, Charles Waugh Metal Murderer [= Adventure of the Metal Murderer, Steel Assassin, Role Swap] (1980) Dracula. Dracula // inter-author cycle Dracula sequence [= Vlad Tepes] The Dracula Tape (1975) The Holmes-Dracula File (1978) An Old Friend of the Family (1979) Thorn (1980) Dominion (1982) A Matter of Taste (1990) A Question of Time (1992) Seance for a Vampire (1994) A Sharpness on the Neck (1996) A Coldness in the Blood (2002) Gene Roddenberry`s Earth Final Conflict [= Earth: The Last Conflict] / / inter-author cycle The Arrival (1999) Fred Saberhagen. Novels 1964 The Golden People 1965 The Water of Thought 1968 The Broken Lands 1969 Brother Assassin [= "The Berserker Saga"] 1971 The Black Mountains 1973 Changeling Earth [= "Ardneh & `S World "," Ardnekh World "] 1975 Berserker`s Planet [= Death Planet, Berserker Star] 1975 The Dracula Tape 1978 The Veils of Azlaroc 1978 The Holmes-Dracula File 1979 Love Conquers All 1979 Berserker Man [= Invincible mutant] 1979 An Old Friend of the Family 1980 Coils // Co-author: Roger Zelazny 1980 Thorn 1981 Specimens 1981 Octagon 1981 The Mask of the Sun 1982 Dominion 1983 The Second Book of Swords of Swords 1983 A Century of Progress 1983 The First Book of Swords 1984 The Third Book of Swords 1985 The Berserker Throne 1985 Berserker: Blue Death [= Blue Death] 1986 Th e Frankenstein Papers 1986 Woundhealer`s Story 1987 Sightblinder`s Story 1987 Pyramids 1988 Stonecutter`s Story 1988 After the Fact 1989 Farslayer`s Story 1989 Coinspinner`s Story 1990 A Matter of Taste 1990 The Black Throne // Co-author: Roger Zelazny 1990 Mindsword`s Story 1992 Wayfinder`s Story 1992 Bram Stoker`s Dracula 1992 A Question of Time 1993 Berserker Kill 1994 Shieldbreaker & # 039; s Story 1994 Seance for a Vampire 1995 Dancing Bears 1995 Merlin`s Bones 1996 A Sharpness on the Neck 1997 Berserker Fury 1998 The Face of Apollo 1998 The White Bull 1998 Shiva of Steel / Shiva in Steel 1999 Ariadne`s Thread / Ariadne`s Web 1999 The Arrival 2000 Hands of Hercules / The Arms of Hercules [= Hands of Hercules] 2001 God of the Golden Fleece 2002 A Coldness in the Blood 2002 Gods of Fire and Thunder 2003 Berserker Prime 2003 Berserker`s Star 2005 Rogue Berserk er 2006 Ardneh`s Sword Fred Saberhagen. Stories and Stories 1691 The Long Way Home 1961 Planeteer 1961 Volume PAA-PYX 1961 Seven Doors to Education 1963 Goodlife [= Goodlife] 1963 Without a Thought [= "Ship - Fortress", "Blind Game", "Game with a monster "," Without a single thought "," Game of checkers "/" Fortress Ship "] 1964 The Peacemaker [= About peace and love / The Life Hater] 1965 Stone Place [= Stone place, Stone zone] 1965 Masque of the Red Shift 1965 What T and I Did [= “What did you and I do”, “What did you and me do”] 1965 Sign of the Wolf 1965 Patron saint Arts / Patron of the Arts [= Patron] 1966 Mr. Jester / Mr. Jester [= Mr. Joker] 1966 The Face of the Deep 1966 In the Temple of Mars 1967 Brother Berserker 1967 Stone Man 1967 Pressure [= Berserker`s Prey] 1967 The Winged Helmet 1968 Young Girl at an Open Half-door 1968 Starsong 1974 Wings Out of Shadow [= Rising from the Dark, Squadron from Oblivion] 1974 Inhuman Error [ = Berserker miss, WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO TO PROVE IM HUMAN STOP] 1974 Calendars 1975 Deep Space 1975 Annihilation of Angkor Apeiron 1976 Martha 1976 To Mark the Year on Azlaroc 1976 Birthdays 1976 Wilderness 1977 Game / The Game 1977 Smile / The Smile 1978 Smasher [= Click] 1979 Victory 1979 Some Events at the Templar Radiant [= Events at the Templar Radiant] 1980 Recessional 1980 Metal Murderer [ = "Adventure of the Metal Murderer", "Steel Assassin", "Role Swap"] 1981 Where Thy Treasure Is 1981 Earthshade 1982 Intermission 1982 From the Tree of Time 1982 From the Tree of Time 1985 Friends Together [= unhappiness] 1985 Berserker Base 1985 The Great Secret [= An Important Secret] 1985 Crossing the Bar [= Liberation] 1985 Prisoner`s Base [= Prison Base] 1985 Dangerous Dreams 1985 The Founts of Sorrow [= The Sea of Sorrow] 1987 The Graphic of Dorian Gray 1991 The Machinery of Lies [= The Machinery of Lies] 1995 Blind Man`s Blade 1996 The Bad Machines 1998 Preface / Introduction [Anthology The Lord of Fantasy »] 1999 Senior Prom Fred Saberhagen. Collections 1967 Berserker [= Mask of Mars] 1975 The Book of Saberhagen 1979 The Ultimate Enemy [= The Last Enemy] 1981 Earth Descended 1987 Saberhagen: My Best Fred Saberhagen. Anthologies 1981 A Spadeful of Spacetime 1982 Pawn to Infinity 1984 Machines That Kill // Co-author: Martin G. Greenberg 1985 Berserker Base 1993 An Armory of Swords Bibliography compiled by: NeoDemon, vad