Earthseed by Pamela Sargent was a book ahead of its time, about a group of kids that were created through reproductive technology from genetic banks and raised aboard a spaceship bound for a new planet after Earth is destroyed. The ship that they been aboard devises a "test" to see if the group can manage on their own and, suddenly, new rivalries and struggles for survival are revealed.
The book won an American Library Association (ALA) award for Best Book for Young Adults and is being made into a movie by Paramount Pictures.
This Sunday, Sargent will appear at the Mamaroneck Public Library from 2-4 p.m. to read and discuss her more recent books, Farseed and Seek Seekers, sequals to the 1983 classic. Signed copies of her books will be available for purchase.
A writer of both scienece and historical fiction, Sargent has a masters degree in philosophy and studied both ancient history and Greek. Her first story was published when she was a senior in college.
She has won the Nebula Award, the Locus Award, has been a finalist for the Hugo Award and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award and is the winner of the Pilgrim Award for lifetime contributions to Science Fiction/Fantasy Studies. She is also the author of Ruler of the Sky, her 1993 historical novel about Genghis Khan that was a bestseller in Germany and Spain.
To sign up for this free program, call the Teen Room of the Mamaroneck Public Library at (914) 630-5875. For additional information on the author, please visit her website here.