Sargent wrote a series of books 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 on four Star Trek novels.
Pamela Sargent was born in Ithaca, New York, and raised as an atheist. She attended the State University of New York at Binghamton, attaining a master's degree in philosophy. She currently lives in Albany, New York.
All co-written with George Zebrowski
In 1993, Pamela Sargent won the Nebula Award for Best Novelette published in 1992, for "Danny Goes to Mars". This novelette originally appeared in Asimov's magazine in October 1992.