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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Baen; compilation of two titles edition (July 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671578782
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671578787
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,578,157 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fred Saberhagen (1930-2007) is widely published in many areas of speculative fiction. He is best known for his Berserker, Swords, and Dracula series. Less known are the myth-based fantasies Books of the Gods. Fred also authored a number of non-series fantasy and science fiction novels and a great number of short stories. For more information on Fred, visit his website: www.fredsaberhagen.com.

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It was one of the first books to feature a vampire as the main character and to tell the story from his point of view.
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A great read and my favorite in the whole series. "Old Friend of the Family" is set in modern Chicago and the descendants of Mina Harker.
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I only recently finished reading The Dracula Sequence book series by Fred Saberhagen and I think I have grown to adore his version of Dracula.
Amanda Pike

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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By G. Arnold on August 25, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I want to set the record straight, a previous reviewer said that this was a compilation of "The Holmes-Dracula Files" and "The Dracula Tapes". It's not, the two books are "Thorn" and "Old Friend of the Family". "Thorn" is about Dracula's life in Italy and Hungary before he "died" and modern day New Mexico. A great read and my favorite in the whole series. "Old Friend of the Family" is set in modern Chicago and the descendants of Mina Harker.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Pike on December 18, 2011
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I only recently finished reading The Dracula Sequence book series by Fred Saberhagen and I think I have grown to adore his version of Dracula. My only regret in regard to these books is that I only recently started reading these books and sadly the author, Fred Saberhagen, passed away in 2007. I wish I had discovered these books while he was still alive. Also, it's very apparent to me that he did not mean for this book series to end where they did. The book series is clearly unfinished.

His first book in the series begins with the novel The Dracula Tape which is a very tongue in cheek re-telling of the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker but from Dracula's point of view. Some of his justifications for the events are somewhat... questionable, such as his claim that what happened on the Demeter was the result of the first mate going insane because he thought a vampire was on board. Okay, so the first mate went insane and caused everything but... the cause of his insanity was true... there was a vampire on board... Then there's his claim that his relationship with Lucy was casual and consensual. But in the next breath he admits she thought it was all a dream. So, yes. Our narrator is not exactly honest and sometimes you have to read between the lines to catch the truth. He leaves out the details he doesn't like, apparently lies, and slants things to the way he wants to remember them. But for all his flaws you start to like Saberhagen's Dracula. He's no Edward Cullen. He doesn't lament being a vampire. He's proud of what he is and has a very strong, personal sense of honor. It also has a very satisfying ending for those who love the idea of Mina and Dracula as a couple, without actually re-writing the ending of Stoker's novel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on April 4, 2014
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I enjoyed this book when I first read it more than a decade ago. It was one of the first books to feature a vampire as the main character and to tell the story from his point of view. A true classic.
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love Saberhagen, all his stories are very well written, fun to read, Love his take on Dracula, written from view of Dracula
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7 of 13 people found the following review helpful By J. Antonio Moreno Fernández on August 15, 2000
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This seems to be the compilation of two of Fred Saberhagen's former titles in the Dracula series, "The Dracula Tape" and "The Holmes-Dracula File". The best I can tell you without spoiling anything for you is that this "tapes" are recorded by Dracula himself not so long ago, and that we will find here old acquaintances, like Mina, Lucy, or Van Helsing... but under a very different, personal and often even humorous light.
Well, if you like both characters, Dracula and Holmes, you're in for a few surprises in "the Holmes-Dracula" files, too... but not at all in the same way as in the comic "scarlet in gaslight" by Seppo and Makinnen, which featured the two same characters...
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