Pamela Sargent

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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. She wrote a series 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. Sargent has attempted work with a wide variety of themes in general, if not always successfully. She also collaborated with George Zebrowski and on four Star Trek novels.

Personal life[edit]

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[edit]

  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)


Star Trek novels[edit]

All co-written with George Zebrowski

Based on Star Trek: The Original Series television series[edit]

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

Based on Star Trek: The Next Generation television series[edit]

  • A Fury Scorned (1996)


Anthologies edited[edit]

Women of Wonder series[edit]




In 2012, Pamela Sargent was the winner of the Pilgrim Award for lifetime contributions to SF/F studies.[2]



  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. ^ ""SFRA Awards", Locus, 04/20/2012". 

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