As some of you may have heard, Fred Thomas Saberhagen passed away in his Albuquerque, New Mexico home on Friday, June 29, 2007. He was 77 years old.
Fred was the author of over 65 historical fiction, science fiction and fantasy novels, including the Dracula, Gods, Swords, Lost Swords, and Berserker series. See the SFWA article.
I'm sure Electric Spec editors, readers and writers got a lot of enjoyment and inspiration from his books over the years.
Rest in peace, Fred. We'll miss you.