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A few thoughts on the death of Fred Saberhagen

Paul B. Hartzog's picture

Fred Saberhagen has died. :-(

I really like almost all of his work: the "Swords" books, the "Empire" books, the "Berserker" books, etc.

When I lived in Albuquerque, NM (U.S.), I had the great fortune of meeting Fred. He signed a few of my books, and I had the opportunity to talk briefly with him about how grateful I am for his work. I have even attempted screenplay adaptations of some of his short stories. I only own things that I continually re-read (libraries are great for first reads), and I own a lot of Saberhagen. I return to his books time and again because of the subtlety of his writing and the vividness of his worlds.

And to top it all off, he was a really nice guy (at least to me).

Fred, you will be sorely missed.