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.

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

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. She is noted for writing alternate history stories. She also collaborated with George Zebrowski on four Star Trek novels.

Personal lifeEdit

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 TrilogyEdit

  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 novelsEdit

All co-written with George Zebrowski

Based on Star Trek: The Original Series television seriesEdit

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

Based on Star Trek: The Next Generation television seriesEdit

  • A Fury Scorned (1996)


Anthologies editedEdit

Women of Wonder seriesEdit

Nebula Award anthologiesEdit




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 August 21, 2018.
  3. ^ ""SFRA Awards", Locus, 04/20/2012".


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