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Pamela Sargent

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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

3.82 avg rating — 875 ratings — published 1986 — 20 editions
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Earthseed (Seed #1)

3.58 avg rating — 610 ratings — published 1983 — 15 editions
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A Fury Scorned

3.54 avg rating — 351 ratings — published 1996 — 10 editions
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Women of Wonder, the Classi...

4.18 avg rating — 177 ratings — published 1995
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Women of Wonder: Science-Fi...

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The Eighth Science Fiction ...

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Heart of the Sun

3.53 avg rating — 212 ratings — published 1997 — 9 editions
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Women of Wonder, the Contem...

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Venus of Dreams

3.61 avg rating — 179 ratings — published 1986 — 15 editions
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Farseed (Seed, #2)

3.41 avg rating — 145 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
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Earthseed Farseed Seed Seeker
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Watchstar Eye of the Comet Homesmind
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Caroline Alexander’s The War That Killed Achilles, published in 2009 by Viking, is a close, detailed study of Homer’s Iliad that views it as an antiwar epic; Achilles’ wrath is seen as the result of questioning how much he actually owes his commander ...more
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I’m a baseball fan who also much admires the writing of Michael Bishop, so have to wonder why it took me until 2012 to read his superb 1994 novel Brittle Innings. Part of the reason has to be that my partner George Zebrowski and I have long had the h ...more
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Paul Grondahl’s Mayor Corning: Albany Icon, Albany Enigma, was a book that ripened for some time on my bookshelf before I picked it up this year; this biography of the man who was the longest-serving mayor of any American city to date (Erastus Cornin ...more
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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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Janice Bolick Happy New Year.

Janice Bolick Have a beautiful 1st day of Summer, tomorrow.

message 4: by Janice (last edited Mar 30, 2017 08:44AM)

Janice Bolick Thank you much for "friending" me. I loved your Star Trek novels. I've been a Trekkie since the late '60s, and I've never tired of Star Trek. These days I almost never read Science Fiction, or Fantasy, but I'll never give up Star Trek. Beam me up, Scotty! Scotty was always my favorite.

message 3: by Tina

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 01:30PM)

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:

-Jeremy :)

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Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.

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