Pamela Sargent has won the Nebula and Locus Awards, been a finalist for the Hugo Award, Theodore Sturgeon Award, and Sidewise Award, and was honored in 2012 with the Pilgrim Award, given for lifetime achievement in science fiction and fantasy scholarship, by the Science Fiction Research Association.
She is the author of the science fiction novels CLONED LIVES, THE SUDDEN STAR, WATCHSTAR, THE GOLDEN SPACE, THE ALIEN UPSTAIRS, EYE OF THE COMET, HOMESMIND, ALIEN CHILD, THE SHORE OF WOMEN, VENUS OF DREAMS, VENUS OF SHADOWS and CHILD OF VENUS, as well as the alternative history CLIMB THE WIND. RULER OF THE SKY, her 1993 historical novel about Genghis Khan, was a bestseller in Germany and Spain. She also edited the WOMEN OF WONDER anthologies, the first collections of science fiction by women, published in the 1970s by Vintage/Random House and in updated editions during the 1990s by Harcourt Brace; her other anthologies are AFTERLIVES, edited with Ian Watson, BIO-FUTURES and CONQUEROR FANTASTIC.
Tor Books reissued her 1983 young adult novel EARTHSEED, selected as a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association, and a sequel, FARSEED, in early 2007. FARSEED was chosen by the New York Public Library for their 2008 Books for the Teen Age list of best books for young adults. A third novel, SEED SEEKER, was published in 2010. EARTHSEED is in development by Paramount Pictures, with Melissa Rosenberg, scriptwriter for all five “Twilight” films, set to write and produce through her Tall Girls Productions.
Sargent sold her first published story as a senior in college at the State University of New York/Binghamton University, where she earned a B.A. and M.A. in philosophy and also studied ancient history and Greek. Her short fiction has appeared in magazines and anthologies including The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov’s SF Magazine, New Worlds, World Literature Today, Amazing Stories, Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone Magazine, Universe, Nature, and Polyphony, and in her collections STARSHADOWS THE BEST OF PAMELA SARGENT, THE MOUNTAIN CAGE AND OTHER STORIES, BEHIND THE EYES OF DREAMERS AND OTHER SHORT NOVELS, EYE OF FLAME, THUMBPRINTS and most recently DREAM OF VENUS AND OTHER SCIENCE FICTION STORIES, published by The Borgo Press/Wildside Press in 2012. Her short story “The Shrine” was produced for the syndicated TV anthology series Tales from the Darkside, recently re-released on DVD.
Michael Moorcock has said about her writing: “If you have not read Pamela Sargent, then you should make it your business to do so at once. She is in many ways a pioneer, both as a novelist and as a short story writer...She is one of the best.”
Pamela Sargent lives in Albany, New York.
Pamela Sargent’s website is at www.pamelasargent.com
A bibliography of her work can be found on the Internet Speculative Fiction Database at http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?1224