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Entries by Pamela Sargent (323)



A new short story of mine, "Monuments," is now out in Jonathan Strahan's anthology Bridging Infinity. More information about this anthology, interviews with authors of the stories (including me), and reviews of the book can be found here


An Alternative History Story for 2016

At her blog, Laura Frost posts about my 1999 story "Hillary Orbits Venus:" "Imagine this.  In a parallel universe, Donald Trump never declared his candidacy for president. Nor did Hillary Clinton.  Instead, she became an astronaut.  That’s the alternate reality of Pamela Sargent’s short story "Hillary Orbits Venus," which appeared in the science fiction magazine Amazing Stories back when HRC was running for Senator." The rest of her post is here. This story was inspired by the fact that, when she was 15 years old, young Hillary Rodham wrote to NASA asking how to become an astronaut and got a reply saying that females weren't being considered for the program. My story assumes that some NASA flack wrote back to encourage her instead.

"Hillary Orbits Venus" is in my short fiction collection The Mountain Cage, available from Open Road Media. (See my post of April 29, 2016 here.)

And Hillary Clinton's official campaign site is here


The Ten Best Dystopian Books You Haven't Read Yet

My novel The Shore of Women is on this distinguished if depressing list.


A New Short Story

A new story by me, "Monuments," will be out in Jonathan Strahan's upcoming original anthology Bridging Infinity, to be published in November 2016. 


A One-Day Bargain Price for The Shore of Women

Open Road Media will include my novel The Shore of Women in their 7/18/16 Early Bird Books newsletter offering daily deals on e-books. The e-book of The Shore of Women will be priced at $1.99 for that day only at all major retailers in the U.S. To sign up for Early Bird Books, go here. This novel will also be available on 7/18/16 from BookBub, a daily deals newsletter with millions of subscribers. To sign up for BookBub, go here. Please note that you do not have to be a subscriber to either newsletter to buy The Shore of Women at the $1.99 price on July 18, but if you like bargains on e-books, you may want to subscribe anyway.