Pamela Sargent

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function mfTempOpenSection(id){var block=document.getElementById(“mf-section-“+id);block.className+=” open-block”;block.previousSibling.className+=” open-block”;}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. She wrote a series 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 and on four Star Trek novels.


1 Personal life
2 Bibliography

2.1 Seed Trilogy
2.2 Venus
2.3 Watchstar
2.4 Novels
2.5 Star Trek novels

2.5.1 Based on Star Trek: The Original Series television series
2.5.2 Based on Star Trek: The Next Generation television series

2.6 Collections
2.7 Anthologies edited

2.7.1 Women of Wonder series
2.7.2 Other

2.8 Nonfiction

3 Awards
4 Sources
5 References
6 External links

Personal life[edit]
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.

The historical novelist has to consider what has actually happened, while the SF writer is dealing in possibilities, but they are both in the business of imagining a world unlike our own and yet connected to it.
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People who know very little about ancient Egypt are most likely, if they know anything at all, to have at least a vague idea about the Pharaoh Akhenaten and be able to recognize the face of his beautiful wife, Nefertiti.
Pamela Sargent
Historical fiction is actually good preparation for reading SF. Both the historical novelist and the science fiction writer are writing about worlds unlike our own.
Pamela Sargent
Ancient Egyptians went to great lengths to avoid change; they couldn't entirely do so, of course, but did preserve a cultural continuity for almost four thousand years.
Pamela Sargent
'Floating Worlds,' which received a fair amount of attention when it was first published, deserves rediscovery.
Pamela Sargent
Akhenaten's allegedly monotheistic worship of Aten and the more naturalistic art produced during his reign, a revolutionary break from the more formal art of earlier periods, have made him a sympathetic figure to many.
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'Floating Worlds,' published in 1975 and the lone science fiction novel by acclaimed historical novelist Cecelia Holland, was unique in being completely devoid of the usual pulp influences present in much space opera up to that time.
Pamela Sargent
I watched the first moon landing at a bar in Paducah, Kentucky, a fact worth mentioning only because I still remember how suddenly silence descended on this raucous place when Neil Armstrong started coming down that ladder.
Pamela Sargent
What 'Floating Worlds' does draw on is Holland's artistry in bringing the past to life in her historical fiction and depicting the people who inhabited that past.
Pamela Sargent
Some people become passionate readers and fans of science fiction during childhood or adolescence. I picked up on SF somewhat later than that; my escape reading of choice during my youth was historical novels, and one of my favorite writers was Mary Renault.
Pamela Sargent
My grandfather allowed as how I might even live long enough to see a Mars landing. I haven't, of course, except in fiction, including my own, and strongly doubt that I ever will.
Pamela Sargent
A feeling for history is almost an essential for writing and appreciating good science fiction, for sensing the connections between the past and future that run through our present.
Pamela Sargent