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Title: Masque of the Red Shift Title Record # 54115
Author: Fred Saberhagen
Date: 1965-11-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Series: Berserker (Fred Saberhagen)
Language: English
Note: First published in If, November 1965.
Synopsis: A robotic representative of a giant artificially intelligent war machine programmed to destroy all life infiltrates the decadent court of the human rulers.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1966 Italian I berserker
1967Translated by Paul Alpérine
French Le masque du berserker rouge
1976Translated by Dolf Strasser.
German Berserker
1986Translated by Leonore Petz.
German Das Maskenspiel der Rotverschiebung
1991 Italian La maschera del vortice rosso

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
Nomination 1966 Nebula Novelette

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
If, November 1965 1965-11-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Galaxy Publishing Corporation   $0.50 164
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Morrow Checkmark
World's Best Science Fiction: 1966 1966-00-00 ed. Terry Carr, Donald A. Wollheim Ace Books H-15 $0.60 287
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Cosimo Scianna Checkmark
Il vento del sole 1966-12-00 ed. Terry Carr, Donald A. Wollheim Casa Editrice La Tribuna (Science Fiction Book Club (Italy) #36)   0 Lit 269
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
Berserker 1967-01-00 Fred Saberhagen Ballantine Books U5063 $0.60 190
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Galaxie (2ème série), #34 1967-02-00 ed. Alain Dorémieux OPTA   F2.50 164
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Gray Morrow Checkmark
The Second If Reader of Science Fiction 1968-11-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Doubleday   $4.95 239
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Catherine Hopkins Checkmark
The Second If Reader of Science Fiction 1969-05-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Rapp & Whiting 0-85391-084-7 £1.25 239
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
World's Best Science Fiction: Second Series 1970-00-00 ed. Terry Carr, Donald A. Wollheim Ace Books 91354 $0.95 287
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Berserker 1970-10-00 Fred Saberhagen Penguin Books 0-14-002694-0 £0.30 224
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Franco Grignani Checkmark
The Second If Reader of Science Fiction 1970-11-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Ace Books 36331 $0.95 255
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Jack Gaughan Checkmark
The Second IF Reader of Science Fiction 1971-02-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Sphere 0-7221-6922-1 £0.35 256
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
Science-Fiction-Stories 61 1976-00-00 ed. uncredited Ullstein (Ullstein 2000 #118 (3260)) 3-548-03260-5 DM 3.80 127
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
Berserker 1978-09-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05404-8 $1.75 viii+
243
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Boris Checkmark
Berserker 1979-09-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05404-8 $1.75 243
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Boris Vallejo Checkmark
Berserker 1980-06-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05423-4 $1.95 243
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Boris Vallejo Checkmark
La guerre des Berserkers 1982-06-00 Fred Saberhagen Temps Futurs (Space Fiction) 2-86607-015-1 F55.00 247
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Manchu Checkmark
Berserker 1982-11-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05463-3 $2.50 243
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Boris Vallejo Checkmark
Berserker 1982-11-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05463-3 $2.50 iv+
243
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Boris Checkmark
Berserker 1984-04-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05480-3 $2.75 243
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Boris Vallejo Checkmark
Berserker 1984-04-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05469-2 $2.95 243
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
Berserker 1985-00-00 Fred Saberhagen Penguin Books 0-14-002694-0 £1.95 224
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Mike Litherland Checkmark
Berserker 1985-12-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05490-0 $2.95 [8]+
243
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Boris Checkmark
Berserker 1986-01-00 Fred Saberhagen Moewig (Moewig Science Fiction #3692) 3-8118-3692-7 DM 8.80 192
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Boris Checkmark
Berserker 1986-07-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05495-1 $2.95 243
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Boris Vallejo Checkmark
The Berserker Attack 1987-00-00 Fred Saberhagen Otherworlds Club 0-681-56056-8 $3.50 149
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
Berserker 1988-07-00 Fred Saberhagen Moewig (Moewig Science Fiction #3855) 3-8118-3855-5 DM 8.80 192
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Lehr Checkmark
Urania #1152 1991-05-05 ed. Giuseppe Lippi Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 1152 4,500 Lit 176
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Vicente Segrelles  
Les machines de mort 1991-07-00 Fred Saberhagen L'Atalante (Bibliothèque de l'Evasion) 2-905158-45-X   313
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Checkmark
Berserker Lies 1991-09-00 Fred Saberhagen Tor 0-812-50563-8 $3.99 xi+
208
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Alan Gutierrez Checkmark
Berserker 1992-09-00 Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05495-1 $4.99 243
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
Visions of Wonder 1996-11-00 ed. David G. Hartwell, Milton T. Wolf Tor 0-312-85287-8 $24.95 798
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Checkmark
Visions of Wonder 1996-11-00 ed. David G. Hartwell, Milton T. Wolf Tor 0-312-86224-5 $35.00 798
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Berserkers: The Beginning 1998-07-00 Fred Saberhagen Baen 0-671-87884-0 $5.99 377
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni David Mattingly Checkmark
Space Soldiers 2001-04-00 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Ace Books 0-441-00824-0 $5.99 280
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Lee MacLeod Checkmark
Les berserkers: Tome 1 2001-11-00 Fred Saberhagen L'Atalante (La Dentelle du Cygne) 2-84172-193-0   896
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
omni Gess  
Berserker 2003-06-00 Fred Saberhagen Thorndike Press 0-7862-5485-8 $28.95 329
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Berserker 2012-11-06 Fred Saberhagen JSS Literary Productions 978-1-937422-22-6 $4.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Space Soldiers 2013-07-15 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Baen 978-1-62579-153-5 $4.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Ron Miller  
Berserker date unknown Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05490-0 $2.95 243
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Boris Vallejo Checkmark
Berserker date unknown Fred Saberhagen Ace Books 0-441-05462-5 $2.25 243
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Boris Vallejo Checkmark
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