Pamela Sargent

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Pamela Sargent
Born (1948-03-20) March 20, 1948 (age 75)
EducationState University of New York
  • Novelist
  • science fiction author
  • editor
Known forEarthseed, Venus of Dreams, Watchstar trilogy

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.[1]

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.

Personal life[edit]

Pamela Sargent was born in Ithaca, New York, and raised as an atheist.[2] 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]

Nebula Award anthologies[edit]




In 1993, Pamela Sargent won the Nebula Award for Best Novelette published in 1992, for "Danny Goes to Mars".[1] 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. ^ a b "Danny Goes to Mars - The Nebula Awards". The Nebula Awards. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  2. ^ Engel, Jill (December 1990). "Letters from Upstate New York: A Correspondence with Pamela Sargent". Glen Engel-Cox. Archived from the original on December 3, 2017.
  3. ^ ""SFRA Awards", Locus, 04/20/2012".


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