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"Hillary Orbits Venus" in Amazing

"Hillary Orbits Venus," an alternative
present, is a feature story in the Spring 1999 issue of HREF="">Amazing Stories,
available at your newstand now. While in high school, Hillary
Rodham wrote to NASA to ask how to prepare for a career as an
astronaut. The answer she received was disappointing: NASA wasn't
interested in accepting females for astronaut training. Sargent's
story explores what might have been-and what might be today--if
Hillary had received a different answer.


Shortlisted for Sidewise Award

The judges
for the Sidewise Awards for Alternate History are pleased to announce
the finalists for the 1998 Sidewise Awards. The awards will be
presented at Aussiecon, the 57th World Science Fiction Convention,
held from September 2 - September 6. For more information, please
contact Steven Silver ( or see our website

LONG FORM: (60,000 words or longer or complete series)

  • Greg Bear, Dinosaur Summer, Warner 1998; Voyager 1998
  • Stephen Fry, Making History, Hutchinson 1996; Random House 1998
  • Pamela Sargent, Climb the Wind, HarperPrism 1998

SHORT FORM: (shorter than 60,000 words)

  • Stephen Baxter & Arthur C. Clarke, "The Wire Continuum," Playboy, 1/98
  • Ian R. MacLeod, "The Summer Isles," Asimov's 10-11/98
  • Robert Silverberg, "Waiting for the End," Asimov's 10-11/98
  • Howard Waldrop, "US," Event Horizon 10/14/98


Climb the Wind now available!

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HEIGHT="140" NATURALSIZEFLAG="3"> Climb the Wind is now
available! Read more about it at
Amazon also has Firebrands


Upcoming Books

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NATURALSIZEFLAG="3">Firebrands: The Heroines of Science Fiction
and Fantasy
, with paintings by Ron Miller and text by Pamela
Sargent, will be published in August 1998 by Collins & Brown/Paper
Tiger in the U.K. and in November 1998 by Thunder's Mouth Press
in the U.S.  It will also be a fall selection of the Science
Fiction Book Club.

Climb the Wind: A Novel of Another America, by Pamela
Sargent, will be published in hardcover by HarperPrism in December
1998.  HarperPrism will also be the publisher of Child
of Venus
, the last volume in the trilogy that began with Venus
of Dreams
and Venus of Shadows.


Work proceeds on new novel

is currently writing Climb the Wind: A Novel of Another America.
During her outline and draft, this novel was called American
. More information about this book as the publication
date draws nearer.