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Pamela Sargent has won the Nebula Award, the Locus Award, and has been a finalist for the Hugo Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and the Sidewise Award for alternate history. In 2012, she was honored with the Pilgrim Award by the Science Fiction Research Association for lifetime achievement in science fiction scholarship. She is the author of the 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, Child of Venus, Climb the Wind, and Ruler of the Sky. Her most recent short story collection is Thumbprints, published by Golden Gryphon Press, with an introduction by James Morrow. The Washington Post Book ...more

My new novel Season of the Cats is out and available in hardcover from Wildside Press and can be ordered here. Trade paperback and e-books editions will be available in 2016.
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The Shore of Women

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Earthseed

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“The weapons are held to the head of all the world, and the world behaves. No one has an advantage; no one can win.”
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“My self-imposed solitude, at first a punishment I inflicted upon myself, became a kind of solace. I was apart from the city, my only reality the thoughts inside myself. Slowly, without the distractions of other companions and the need to mold and modify my ideas in their company, I came to know my own mind and the kind of purpose I might find in my work.”
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Tina Hi Pamela, Thanks for writing such great books! I just read The Shore of Women and really enjoyed it. Thanks!


message 2: by Daniel (last edited Feb 03, 2008 10:30PM)

Daniel
Pamela, I've added your books Women of Wonder: The Classic Years, Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years, The Shore of Women, Earthseed and The New Women of Wonder to my to-read list


Jeremy Thanks for the friendship, Pamela!

Here’s wishing you a fantastic day filled with fabulous fates, fanciful festivities, and frolicking phantom footstools.

I was wondering if you'd do me the honor of reading about my debut novel, Vacation, which recently made the Bram Stoker Award Preliminary Ballot. Your support would mean a lot to me. If you'd like to do me this honor, feel free to vist my site here:
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Happytimes,
-Jeremy :)

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