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Fred Saberhagen (1930-2007) is widely published in many areas of speculative fiction. Less known are the myth-based fantasies Books of the Gods.

Fred Saberhagen (1930-2007) is widely published in many areas of speculative fiction. He is best known for his Berserker, Swords, and Dracula series. Fred also authored a number of non-series fantasy and science fiction novels and a great number of short stories.

This is complete list of works by American science fiction and fantasy author Fred Saberhagen

This is complete list of works by American science fiction and fantasy author Fred Saberhagen. Saberhagen's Dracula novels are based on the premise that vampires are morally equal to normal humans: they have the power to do good or evil; it is their choice. The first in the series, The Dracula Tape, is the story of Bram Stoker's Dracula told from Dracula's point of view.

Fred Saberhagen's "Pyramids" is what I like to call literary candy: fun but absolutely no nutritional value whatsoever. I believe that Saberhagen wrote two Pilgrim books. This one is a neat take on archaeology, Egypt, time travel, parallel universes and the like

Fred Saberhagen's "Pyramids" is what I like to call literary candy: fun but absolutely no nutritional value whatsoever. It's one of those books you can read in a sitting and then immediately forget about when you're done. The story is pretty silly action/adventure sci-fi (Think Indiana Jones meets Doctor Who meets "Stargate"). This one is a neat take on archaeology, Egypt, time travel, parallel universes and the like.

Pyramids (Pilgrim, by Fred Saberhagen.

Learning never exhausts the mind. by Roger Zelazny · Fred Saberhagen. Pyramids (Pilgrim, by Fred Saberhagen. The Sixth Book of Lost Swords: Mindsword's Story (Lost Swords, by Fred Saberhagen.

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When college student Tom Scheffler agrees to care for the luxury Chicago apartment of his great-uncle Montgomery Chapel, he soon realizes that traveler Chapel’s apartment contains more than a priceless collection of exquisite Egyptian artifacts. Fred Saberhagen (1930-2007) is widely published in many areas of speculative fiction. When Mike Gabrieli's neer'do'well brother Tom disappears shortly after discovering a fabulously valuable Aztec relic, Mike rightly suspects that this time the family's black sheep has got himself into the kind of trouble from which even Mike won't be able to extricate him.

Saberhagen has brought together some of the best fantasy writers in the field to create their own stories within the universe of his Lost Swords series. This book features works by Walter Jon Williams, Sage Walker, and a new tale by the master himself-Fred Saberhagen's "Blind Man's Blade"-reveals how the Swords were originally thrust into the human realm. Berserker Man. Fred Saberhagen.

Book in the Pilgrim Series). ISBN13:9780671656096.

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Terry Pratchett is the master of a fantasy sub-genre that probably belongs to him alone. Most of them are clever, witty, and rapid-fire novels. Almost all of the Discworld novels fall into different categories: Tiffany Aching, Rincewind, the three witches, Sam Vines and the guards, and Death. Each book in a group focuses on one of them, although they cross over and pop up in each others' books all the time. This book is unusual in that it stands alone. Pyramids begins in Ankh- Morpork which is a familiar setting in Disc World. It is colorful and smelly. Teppic, our hero, is training to be a member of the Assassins Guild. The final exam is very entertaining. Teppic is heir to the Pharaoh of a desert river kingdom filled with pyramids. Most of the story takes place after his father’s death when Teppic returns to the kingdom and things come unglued. You can trust Terry Pratchett to not be too linear and to not be very predictable. Terry Pratchett does a wonderful job of maintaining the integrity of his absurd world and his characters while keeping everything fresh and creative. The humor is wrapped around serious themes. The characters have fantasy aspects, but they illustrate many universal truths of human nature. In this book you had to love the camel named You Bastard and Endos the Listener. Actually, there is a cast of thousands in this book with Gods, Philosophers, embalmers, priests, pyramid builders, dead people, soldiers, servants, foreign armies, assassins and so on. I cannot read too many of them in a row, but when I need something different, a Discworld novel is the perfect metaphorical palate refresher. Like all the Discworld books, the tone is satirical and clever. This book was not my favorite of the Discworld novels and it did not make me laugh aloud as frequently as Wee Free Men. These books do not contain any scenes, language, or images that would rate even a PG-13 rating at the movies. If a reader does not have sufficient maturity, much of the book will be wasted, because you won’t get the jokes or understand the satire. It should be impossible to write such pure nonsense that ends up making great sense.
I wish I knew about Terry Pratchett before studying the history of Egypt. I mean, I wish Pyramids was translated into Russian (yes, I'm from Russia), and I would've read it, because I would've fallen in love with all things pyramids and mummies and history and camels and stuff, that I would've studied it that much harder, all the while imagining them to flare up, and explode, and suck in time, and make people flat, and copy people in time, like, a person twenty minute ago and a person twenty minutes ahead of time. Heck, that would've maybe inspired me to study physics harder. I always hated it, thought the teacher was nice. Anyway. Pretend you know nothing about pyramids and read this book. Well, actually, this book is not about Egyptian pyramids, it's about Discworld pyramids, but nonetheless. The parallel is clear. You will laugh to tears. Actually, have a pack of tissues next to you as you will be wiping your eyes on every page. And if you won't, then maybe you're reading it upside down. Check and see, are you?

Now, what is this book about? Discworld, of course, only this time we follow Teppic, the lovely fellow who is supposed to be a pharaoh one day (he's just a prince now), but really despises the job and goes off to study how to be an assassin. Why? Oh, I won't spoil this for you. The reason will make you pee your pants, in a good way. Laughter, remember? So, he senses that something dreadful has happened to his father and comes back to his Kingdom, which is, incidentally, this long narrow sliver of land stuffed with pyramids, and, well, he's the most unlikely pharaoh you will ever read about. There are priests, of the most hysterical kind. There are mummies, too. Polite ones. And sphinxes, the ones that are easy to fool. And maidens, and pyramid architects, and embalmers, and a whole slew of characters that will keep you turning the pages, and will keep you wiping your eyes. I think by the end of this book your stomach muscles will strengthen considerably. In fact, this book will make your midriff ready for summer and beaches and bath suits. I mean, swim suits. Whatever. READ IT.
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The Discworld spins on, and this time we get a dose of this excellent world's versions of Egypt, Greece, and Troy. An apprentice assassin from the Ankh Morpork Assassin's Guild fulfills his destiny of being a good Pharaoh of the once glorious kingdom of "Djelibeybi". Much poignant hilarity ensues.

This book and its biting satire kept me laughing and sane through a nightmarish train journey. Mr Pratchett really goes to town in this book on religion, ritual, tradition, and something called "quantum". He manages to point out how patently ridiculous some traditions can be, has a lot of fun at the expense of some ridiculous legends (the Trojan horse), critiques sophistry as a waste of time, and generally lives up to his reputation for finding a funny vein in the most 'serious' subjects.

The plot is pretty twisted as well. It has minimal links to the other Discworld stories I've read thus far (reading in publication order), and I suppose could be read standalone so long as you know ALL CAPS MEANS DEATH IS TALKING.

I'd highly recommend this to anyone looking for a laugh, although it is by no means light reading. It will in hindsight make you think and question things quite a bit!