Pamela Sargent

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

Sargent wrote a series of books 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. She is noted for writing alternate history stories. She also collaborated with George Zebrowski on four Star Trek novels.

Pamela Sargent
BornMarch 20, 1948
ResidenceAlbany, New York
EducationState University of New York
OccupationNovelist, science fiction author, editor
Known forEarthseed, Venus of Dreams, Watchstar trilogy

Personal life

Pamela Sargent was born in Ithaca, New York, and raised as an atheist.[1] She attended the State University of New York at Binghamton, attaining a master's degree in philosophy. She currently lives in Albany, New York.


Seed Trilogy

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


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


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


  • Cloned Lives (1976)
  • Sudden Star (1979) a.k.a. The White Death (1980)
  • The Golden Space (1982)
  • The Alien Upstairs (1983)
  • The Shore 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)


  • 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 Classic Years (1996)
  • Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years (1996)

Nebula Award anthologies



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


In 1993, Pamela Sargent won the Nebula Award for Best Novelette published in 1992, for "Danny Goes to Mars".[2] 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.[3]



  1. ^ Also, "The Old Testament's full of good stories, my personal favorites being those of David and Esther. I never could get into the New Testament." Interview by Engel-Cox, NOVA Express, Volume 3, Number 3 (11), Winter 1991. Also available at
  2. ^ "Danny Goes to Mars - The Nebula Awards". The Nebula Awards. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  3. ^ ""SFRA Awards", Locus, 04/20/2012".

External links

Across the Universe (Star Trek)

Across the Universe is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Pamela Sargent and George Zebrowski.

Clones (anthology)

Clones (ISBN 0-441-00522-5) is an 1998 anthology of science fiction short stories revolving around cloning edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois. Clones is part of the long-running Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois Ace anthology series.

Earthseed (novel)

Earthseed is a young adult novel by Pamela Sargent, first published in 1983. It is set in the unknown future about a group of teenagers who live and grow up on Ship, preparing themselves to live on a completely new planet.

Earthseed is the first book in the Seed Trilogy. The sequels are Farseed, published in 2007, and Seed Seeker, published in 2010.

Elijah Baley

Elijah "Lije" Baley is a fictional character in Isaac Asimov's Robot series. He is the main character of the novels The Caves of Steel, The Naked Sun and The Robots of Dawn, and of the short story "Mirror Image." He is seen in flashbacks several times and talked about frequently in Robots and Empire, which is set roughly 160 years after his death. He is further mentioned in passing in "Foundation and Earth" as a "Culture Hero". Besides Asimov's works he appears in the Foundation's Friends story "Strip-Runner" by Pamela Sargent, and "Isaac Asimov's 'The Caves Of Steel'" poem by Randall Garrett.

Foundation's Friends

Foundation's Friends, Stories in Honor of Isaac Asimov is a 1989 book written in honor of science fiction author Isaac Asimov, in the form of an anthology of short stories set in Asimov's universes, particularly the Robot/Empire/Foundation universe. The anthology was edited by Martin H. Greenberg, and contributing authors include Ray Bradbury, Robert Silverberg, Frederik Pohl, Poul Anderson, Harry Turtledove, and Orson Scott Card. A "revised and expanded" edition was published in 1997, which added numerous memorials and appreciations written by those who knew him, many of them well-known authors and editors from the science fiction field.

Hardback: ISBN 0-312-93174-3

Paperback: ISBN 0-8125-0980-3

Revised and Expanded Edition (Paperback): ISBN 0-8125-6770-6

George Zebrowski

George Zebrowski (born December 28, 1945) is an American science fiction author and editor who has written and edited a number of books, and is a former editor of The Bulletin of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He lives with author Pamela Sargent, with whom he has co-written a number of novels, including Star Trek novels.

Zebrowski won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 1999 for his novel Brute Orbits. Three of his short stories, "Heathen God," "The Eichmann Variations," and "Wound the Wind," have been nominated for the Nebula Award, and "The Idea Trap" was nominated for the Theodore Sturgeon Award.

John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

The John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, or Campbell Memorial Award, is an annual award presented by the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas to the author of the best science fiction novel published in English in the preceding calendar year. It is the novel counterpart of the Theodore Sturgeon Award for best short story, awarded by the same organization. The award is named in honor of John W. Campbell (1910–71), whose science fiction writing and role as editor of Analog Science Fiction and Fact made him one of the most influential editors in the early history of science fiction. The award was established in 1973 by writers and critics Harry Harrison and Brian Aldiss "as a way of continuing his efforts to encourage writers to produce their best possible work." Locus magazine has listed it as one of the "major awards" of written science fiction.The winning novel is selected by a panel of science fiction experts, intended to be "small enough to discuss among its members all of the nominated novels". Among members of the panel have been Gregory Benford, Paul A. Carter, James Gunn, Elizabeth Anne Hull, Christopher McKitterick, Farah Mendlesohn, Pamela Sargent, and Tom Shippey. In 2008 Mendlesohn was replaced with Paul Kincaid, in 2009 Carter left the panel while Paul Di Filippo and Sheila Finch joined, and Lisa Yaszek replaced Di Filippo in 2016. Nominations are submitted by publishers and jurors, and are collated by the panel into a list of finalists to be voted on. The minimum eligible length that a work may be is not formally defined by the center. The winner is selected by May of each year, and is presented at the Campbell Conference awards banquet in June at the University of Kansas in Lawrence as part of the centerpiece of the conference along with the Sturgeon Award. The award has been given at the conference since 1979; prior to then it was awarded at various locations around the world, starting at the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1973. Winners are always invited to attend the ceremony. The Center for the Study of Science Fiction maintains a trophy which records all of the winners on engraved plaques affixed to the sides, and since 2004 winners have received a smaller personalized trophy as well.During the 46 years the award has been active, 176 authors have had works nominated; 46 of these authors have won. In two years, 1976 and 1994, the panel selected none of the nominees as a winner, while in 1974, 2002, 2009, and 2012 the panel selected two winners rather than one. Frederik Pohl and Joan Slonczewski have each won twice, the only authors to do so, out of four and two nominations, respectively. Kim Stanley Robinson and Paul J. McAuley have won once out of seven nominations, and Jack McDevitt, Adam Roberts, and Robert J. Sawyer have won once out of five nominations, while Nancy Kress, Bruce Sterling, and Robert Charles Wilson have won once out of four nominations. Greg Bear has the most nominations without winning at nine, followed by Sheri S. Tepper at six, James K. Morrow at five, and William Gibson, Ken MacLeod, and Charles Stross at four.

Nebula Awards 30

Nebula Awards 30 is an anthology of science fiction short works edited by Pamela Sargent, the second of three successive volumes under her editorship. It was first published in hardcover and trade paperback by Harcourt Brace in April 1996.

Nebula Awards 31

Nebula Awards 31 is an anthology of science fiction short works edited by Pamela Sargent, the third of three successive volumes under her editorship. It was first published in hardcover and trade paperback by Harcourt Brace in April 1997, and reprinted in trade paperback in July 1999.

Nebula Awards Showcase

Nebula Award Showcase is a series of annual science fiction and fantasy anthologies collecting the stories that have won or been nominated for the Nebula Award, awarded by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), a nonprofit association of professional science fiction and fantasy writers founded in 1965 by Damon Knight as the Science Fiction Writers of America.

The series has changed title a number of times over the years, with volumes 1-11 and 16-17 called Nebula Award Stories, v. 12-15 Nebula Winners, v. 18-23 Nebula Awards (v. 18-19 with the initial article The), and v. 34 onward Nebula Awards Showcase (v. 45 with the initial article The). Individual volumes are usually distinguished from each other by a volume number or year designation; both have sometimes been used for variant editions of the same volume. In general, numerical designations predominated for the first thirty-three volumes, and year designations have predominated since. The series has frequently changed editors and publishers; aside from the period from 1985-1997, when each editor edited three volumes in a row, the customary practice has been for every volume to have a different editor, or occasionally a pair of editors.The contents of each volume are variable, but usually include an editorial introduction and the stories that won the Nebula Awards for Best Novella, Best Novelette and Best Short Story for the year covered and a selection of stories that were nominated but did not win. Also often included are excerpts from the books that won the Nebula Award for Best Novel and Andre Norton Awards, the poems that won the Rhysling Award and Dwarf Stars Award for the year covered (dated for the year published rather than the year awarded, unlike the Nebulas), tributes to prominent recently deceased authors and authors voted Grand Master and Author Emeritus (together with representative pieces by them), surveys of the literature and films of the year covered, and lists of Nebula winners and nominees from previous years.

Nova Express (fanzine)

Nova Express was a Hugo-nominated science fiction fanzine edited by Lawrence Person. Nova Express is named after William S. Burroughs' Nova Express and the fictional magazine Nova Express in Alan Moore's Watchmen. It remained in publication between 1987 and 2002.

Pilgrim Award

The Pilgrim Award is presented by the Science Fiction Research Association for Lifetime Achievement in the field of science fiction scholarship. It was created in 1970 and was named after J. O. Bailey’s pioneering book Pilgrims Through Space and Time. Fittingly, the first award was presented to Bailey.

1970 – J. O. Bailey (USA)

1971 – Marjorie Hope Nicolson (USA)

1972 – Julius Kagarlitski (USSR)

1973 – Jack Williamson (USA)

1974 – I. F. Clarke (UK)

1975 – Damon Knight (USA)

1976 – James E. Gunn (USA)

1977 – Thomas D. Clareson (USA)

1978 – Brian W. Aldiss (UK)

1979 – Darko Suvin (Canada)

1980 – Peter Nicholls (Australia)

1981 – Sam Moskowitz (USA)

1982 – Neil Barron (USA)

1983 – H. Bruce Franklin (USA)

1984 – Everett F. Bleiler (USA)

1985 – Samuel R. Delany (USA)

1986 – George E. Slusser (USA)

1987 – Gary K. Wolfe (USA)

1988 – Joanna Russ (USA)

1989 – Ursula K. Le Guin (USA)

1990 – Marshall Tymn (USA)

1991 – Pierre Versins (France)

1992 – Mark R. Hillegas (USA)

1993 – Robert Reginald (USA)

1994 – John Clute (UK)

1995 – Vivian Sobchack (USA)

1996 – David Ketterer (Canada)

1997 – Marleen Barr (USA)

1998 – L. Sprague de Camp (USA)

1999 – Brian Stableford (UK)

2000 – Hal W. Hall (USA)

2001 – David N. Samuelson (USA)

2002 – Mike Ashley (UK)

2003 – Gary Westfahl (USA)

2004 - Edward James (UK)

2005 - Gérard Klein (France)

2006 - Fredric Jameson (USA)

2007 - Algis Budrys (USA)

2008 - Gwyneth Jones (UK)

2009 - Brian Attebery (USA)

2010 - Eric Rabkin (USA)

2011 - Donna Haraway (USA)

2012 - Pamela Sargent (USA)

2013 - N. Katherine Hayles (USA)

2014 - Joan Gordon (USA)

2015 – Henry Jenkins (USA)

2016 – Mark Bould (UK)

2017 – Tom Moylan (Ireland)

2018 – Carl Freedman (USA)

Rachel in Love

"Rachel in Love" is a 1987 science fiction short story by American writer Pat Murphy. It was first published in Asimov's Science Fiction.

The Shore of Women

The Shore of Women is a 1986 feminist science fiction novel by American author Pamela Sargent. The story follows the point of view of Laissa and Arvil in the first part, titled "The Enclave". It follows Birana

and Arvil in the second part, "The Refuge". In the final part called, "The Shrine", it is reserved to Laissa again.

Think Like a Dinosaur

"Think Like a Dinosaur" (1995) is a science fiction novelette written by James Patrick Kelly. Originally published in the June 1995 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine, it was subsequently featured in:

Year's Best SF (1996, edited by David G. Hartwell)

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirteenth Annual Collection (1996, edited by Gardner Dozois)

Nebula Awards 31 (1997, edited by Pamela Sargent)

Think Like a Dinosaur and Other Stories (1997, by James Patrick Kelley)

"Think Like a Dinosaur" episode of The Outer Limits (2001)

The Hard SF Renaissance (2002, edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer)The story won the 1996 Hugo Award for Best Novelette, the Asimov's Reader Poll Award, and the SF Chronicle Award. It was also nominated for the Locus Poll Award, the HOMer Award and the Nebula Award.

It was read by Michael O'Hare for Sci-Fi's Seeing Ear Theatre.

Tin Soldier (novella)

"Tin Soldier" is a 17,500-word science fiction novella by American writer Joan D. Vinge, her first published work.

It was originally published in Orbit 14, edited by Damon Knight, in 1974. "Tin Soldier" was first reprinted in the 1977 anthology Women of Wonder, edited by Pamela Sargent.

Twilight Zone literature

Twilight Zone literature is an umbrella term for the many books and comic books which concern or adapt The Twilight Zone television series.

Women of Wonder

Women of Wonder: Science-fiction Stories by Women about Women is a collection of short stories edited by Pamela Sargent, first published in 1975. It also includes an introduction and notes before each story by Sargent.

In the introduction, Sargent provides a comprehensive and informed analysis of women in the science fiction genre, both as writers and characters. She notes that “Most science fiction has been written by men, and they still form a majority of the writers today. About 10 to 15 percent of the writers are women” (p. 11).She discusses some of the earlier prominent women writers, from Mary Shelley to C. L. Moore, then looks at how women characters have been ignored or stereotyped by writers like Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, and Robert Heinlein. She closes by saying that changes will likely happen in the genre if readers show they want different perspectives, which will then make publishers interested in new ideas.

Year's Best SF 10

Year's Best SF 10 is a science fiction anthology edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer that was published in 2005. It is the tenth in the Year's Best SF series.

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