This is the last of the Fred Saberhagen Dracula books. Not the last in the series, but the last one I will get to read for the first time. In other words I have read the other 9, there are only 10 of them and he can't write any more because he is now dead. So finding Dominion is Significant.
I also picked up another Saberhagen Berserker book. Speaking of which, I saw the new Terminator a while back (I liked it!) but pretty much every Sci-Fi concept in it was already invented and used by Saberhagen decades ago.
Terminator robots: Saberhagen is credited with having invented the killer robot with his Berserkers.
A secret code that overrides the Termintors/Berserkers? Yep Saberhagen wrote that. The code turning out to be a decoy? Yeah.
The evil machine's quest to develop a convincing humaniod robot to inflitrate human society? A major theme in the Berserker books.
A semi-messianic human hero who is so key in the battle against the machines that the machines prioritize his death above just about any othe goal? Yeah. And tell me if the names aren't suspiciously similiar:
The Terminator hero/leader: John Conner
The Berserker version: Johan KarlsenLet me reiterate that Saberhagen's work predates the Terminator movies by ... well, the one I just bought was published in 1979. Anyhow. Make what you want of it. Deliberate idea stealing or just kinda obvious stock plots for death robot stories? You decide.
Also picked up a new Heinlein. More on Heinlein later mebbe. And I also found a genuine HP Lovecraft. So now I can find out for myself how dumb he is, T-dog.