Pamela Sargent Biography

American novelist

Pamela Sargent (born March 20, 1948) is an American feminist, science fiction author, and editor. She has an MA in cl*ical philosophy and has won a Nebula Award.

Sargent wrote a trilogy concerning the terraforming of Venus that is sometimes compared to Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy, but predates it. She also edited various anthologies to celebrate the contributions of women in the history of science fiction including the Women of Wonder series. She also edited the Nebula Award Showcase from 1995 to 1997. She is noted for writing alternate history stories. She also collaborated with George Zebrowski on four Star Trek novels.

Contents

  • 1 Personal life
  • 2 Bibliography
    • 2.1 Seed Trilogy
    • 2.2 Venus
    • 2.3 Watchstar
    • 2.4 Novels
    • 2.5 Star Trek novels
      • 2.5.1 Based on Star Trek: The Original Series television series
      • 2.5.2 Based on Star Trek: The Next Generation television series
    • 2.6 Collections
    • 2.7 Anthologies edited
      • 2.7.1 Women of Wonder series
      • 2.7.2 Nebula Award anthologies
      • 2.7.3 Other
    • 2.8 Nonfiction
  • 3 Awards
  • 4 References
    • 4.1 Sources
  • 5 External links

Personal life

Pamela Sargent was born in Ithaca, New York, and raised as an atheist. She attended the State University of New York at Binghamton, attaining a master's degree in philosophy. She currently lives in Albany, New York.

Bibliography

Seed Trilogy

  1. Earthseed (1983)
  2. Farseed (2007)
  3. Seed Seeker (2010)

Venus

  1. Venus of Dreams (1986)
  2. Venus of Shadows (1988)
  3. Child of Venus (2001)

Watchstar

  1. Watchstar (1980)
  2. Eye of the Comet (1984)
  3. Homesmind (1984)

Novels

  • Cloned Lives (1976)
  • Sudden Star (1979) a.k.a. The White Death (1980)
  • The Golden Space (1982)
  • The Alien Upstairs (1983)
  • The S* of Women (1986)
  • Alien Child (1988)
  • Ruler of the Sky (1993)
  • Climb the Wind (1998)

Star Trek novels

All co-written with George Zebrowski

Based on Star Trek: The Original Series television series

  • Heart of the Sun (1997)
  • Across the Universe (1999)
  • Garth of Izar (2003)

Based on Star Trek: The Next Generation television series

  • A Fury Scorned (1996)

Collections

  • Cloned Lives (1976)
  • Starshadows (1977)
  • The Golden Space (1983)
  • The Best of Pamela Sargent (1987) with Martin H. Greenberg
  • The Mountain Cage and Other Stories (2002)
  • Eye of Flame (2003)
  • Thumbprints (2004)

Anthologies edited

Women of Wonder series

  • Women of Wonder (1975)
  • More Women of Wonder (1976)
  • The New Women of Wonder (1978)
  • Women of Wonder: The Cl*ic Years (1996)
  • Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years (1996)

Nebula Award anthologies

  • Nebula Awards 29 (1995)
  • Nebula Awards 30 (1996)
  • Nebula Awards 31 (1997)

Other

  • Bio-Futures: Science Fiction Stories About Biological Metamorphosis (1976)
  • Three in Space (1981) with Jack Dann and George Zebrowski
  • Afterlives (1986) with Ian Watson
  • Three in Time (1997) with Jack Dann and George Zebrowski
  • Conqueror Fantastic (2004)

Nonfiction

  • Firebrands: The *es of Science Fiction and Fantasy (1976) with Ron Miller

Awards

In 1993, Pamela Sargent won the Nebula Award for Best Novelette published in 1992, for "Danny Goes to Mars". This novelette originally appeared in Asimov's magazine in October 1992.

In 2012, Sargent won the Pilgrim Award for lifetime contributions to SF/F studies.

References

    Sources

    • The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
    • SFWA
    • ISFDB

    External links

    • Official website
    • Pamela Sargent at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
    • Golden Gryphon Press official site – About Thumbprints
    • Pamela Sargent's Official Wattpad Profile