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Title: Mr. Jester Title Record # 54127
Author: Fred Saberhagen
Date: 1966-01-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Series: Berserker (Fred Saberhagen)
Language: English
Synopsis: A man expelled from a planet for excessive levity gains control over a gigantic war machine capable of destroying the planet.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1969Translated by Paul Alpérine
French Monsieur Plaisantin
1986Translated by Leonore Petz.
German Herr Narr
1991 Italian Mister burlone

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
Finalists 1967 Hugo Best Short Story

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
If, January 1966 1966-01-00 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
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), #59 1969-04-00 ed. Alain Dorémieux OPTA   F3.00 164
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 Philippe Druillet 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
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
The Berserker Wars 1981-12-00 Fred Saberhagen Tor (Jim Baen Presents) 0-523-48520-4 $2.95 399
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 Storchi Checkmark
The Berserker Wars 1982-08-00 Fred Saberhagen Tor (Jim Baen Presents) 0-523-48520-4 $2.95 399
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 Storchi Checkmark
L'assassin Berserker 1982-09-00 Fred Saberhagen Temps Futurs (Space Fiction) 2-86607-017-8 F55.00 322
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
The Berserker Wars 1983-10-00 Fred Saberhagen Tor / Pinnacle 0-523-48520-4   399
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 Storchi  
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
The Berserker Wars 1985-09-00 Fred Saberhagen Tor 0-812-55320-9 $2.95 399
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 Storchi 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
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 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
The Berserker Wars 1994-09-00 Fred Saberhagen Tor 0-812-53643-6 $4.99 399
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 Storchi  
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
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 Death 2005-02-00 Fred Saberhagen Baen 0-7434-9886-0 $25.00 755
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Kurt Miller Checkmark
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  
Future Wars ... and Other Punchlines 2015-09-01 ed. Hank Davis Baen 978-1-4767-8080-1 $14.00 340
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 Alan Pollack Checkmark
The Berserker Wars date unknown Fred Saberhagen Tor 0-812-50101-2 $3.95 399
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 Storchi  
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
The Berserker Wars date unknown Fred Saberhagen Tor 0-812-55312-8 $3.50 399
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 Storchi 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
The Berserker Wars date unknown Fred Saberhagen Tor 0-812-55312-8 $3.50 399
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 Storchi Checkmark
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