Fred Saberhagen, author of the "Berserker" series, died Friday at his home in Albuquerque at the age of 77. He is survived by his wife, Joan Spicci. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to any of the following: Doctors without Borders. Catholic Relief, SFWA Emergency Medical Fund, John 23rd Catholic Church in Albuquerque.

Saberhagen was born and raised in Chicago.
  He wrote science fiction novels for over forty years.  He was best known for his Dracula stories and his series featuring the Berserkers, an alien race bent on the destruction of all life.

The date of the memorial service will be announced later this year.

Fred Saberhagen