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Entries by Pamela Sargent (327)


A Personal and Political Note

I haven't posted here for a while, given that being a U.S. citizen these days, in the Age of Trump, is akin to having to live with an abusive spouse you can't escape.  (And people in other countries clearly have the same apprehension and fear now dominating the lives of many Americans--for more on that, I recommend this oped from The Observer.) Writing fiction used to offer me a kind of refuge and now that refuge has been breached. Half the time, I feel that writing anything is futile or useless, and the rest of the time I keep thinking that thought-out, serious, analytical, and inspiring writing is more needed than ever. 

Timothy Snyder, a historian at Yale, has written a bracing guide to our times, On Tyranny, that is an example of such writing. An interview with Snyder by Sean Illing is here


New Deals on Ebooks

The ebook of my novel The Shore of Women will be available on June 15, 2017 at a special price of $1.99 at U.S. retailers on that day only. Later in June, my alternative history novel Climb the Wind will also be on sale for $1.99 as an ebook from U.S. retailers.



The Portalist

The Portalist is a new site devoted to science fiction and fantasy that also offers subscribers a free weekly e-newsletter. One of their first posts features my novel The Shore of Women. (A reminder: A trade paperback of The Shore of Women is also available for readers who prefer their books on paper.)  


The New Year

After the latest bad news of 2016, I have no more to say except that I only hope 2017 will be a better year for everyone. But with this particular reprobate assuming high office in January, that is likely a futile hope.

I remain in mourning for my country.



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