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Your father was the inspiration for everything that I've done in my life. That handful of television shows, and the books that followed, have led to become both an astronomer and a teacher.

Today is, in fact, a sad day...but he would, I think, want us all to look forward, rather than than backward. So I amgoing to celebrate him by continuing to write lesson plans today, and go to the observatory tonight (if it ever stops snowing here...)

By the way: I'm also a huge fan of your own work.

dr. dave

My contribution to the blog-a-thon (which was a pleasure to sit down and write) can be found on my blog, "Second Order Approximation" today.


bonnie-ann black

just to add a quick note of sympathy and let you know that i miss having Carl Sagan in the world. my blog entry, with artwork, is up. www.dubhsidhestudios.com




That's a very heartwarming entry Ann Druyan wrote at her new blog.

Anyway, here's my post for the blog-a-thon:


Rogério Ribeiro

Hi, Nick.

Just to say that Carl is also remembered here in Portugal, as you had the opportunity of checking out. Personally, he was a very big influence steering me towards Science (and to develop an interest to cross Science with History).



Rich Blundell

What a wonderful opportunity to find other folks out there that share the same level of inspiration. My Carl Sagan inspired blog; A rich worldview is here http://www.omniscopic.com/blog


This is such a wonderful way to remember Carl. Thanks so much for helping all of us be a part of this celebration of your dad.

My post can be found at:



Mi admiración hacia él hizo que me acercara a la ciencia, y a pesar de que no elegí ese camino, pues ahora soy director de cine, le debo en gran medida mi pensamiento crítico y humanista. Gracias!

Patricia LaRaia

Your father inspired my whole life since I saw him in Cosmos. The core of my beliefs and who I am was successfully formed thanks to the powerful concepts he introduced me to and allowed me to see the universe and life under a different light.
What can I say? Thank you seems a thousand times not enough.
Can we dare dream of a future world where individuals hold half the passion for science and knowledge he had? We've produced dedicated scientists, but no one comes close to his passion... I'll forever miss him.

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Idlewild Trilogy

  • i d l e w i l d

    "Sagan has a ferocious imagination."
    -- Stephen Baxter

  • e d e n b o r n

    "One of the best post-apocalyptic novels you will ever read."
    -- SFX Magazine

  • e v e r f r e e

    "Sagan's mind-blowing post-apocalyptic trilogy comes to a satisfying, terrifying conclusion."
    -- Kirkus Reviews


  • Aristeia Rising

    "An intense and intelligent story partnered with art that makes your eyes drool."
    -- Ain't It Cool News

  • Hubris

    "Lord, this is epic. If you thought the first volume of the Shrapnel series was intense, brutal, and dark, just wait until you get your hands on its follow up."
    -- Comics Bulletin


  • Future Proof

    "A delightful 'expedition in search of the future,' providing clear explanations of today's cutting-edge technologies to find where science fiction has become reality."
    -- Publishers Weekly

Star Trek

  • Voyager: Season 5

    "Year five of Star Trek: Voyager is the greatest achievement in its seven year run. This is Voyager in its prime, and in its absolute top form."
    -- DVD Answers

  • TNG: Season 7

    "One of Next Generation's best seasons ever... The series was at the top of its game, consistently turning out episodic sci-fi hours that felt fresh and captured the imagination."
    -- SciFi.com

Computer Games

  • Zork Nemesis

    "The story is dark and gripping. Numerous subplots and twists are heightened by a surprise climactic revelation. Character developments are complex. The portrayals of the dark side of mankind in these characters are chilling."
    -- The Adventure Collective




Carl Sagan

  • Visit the Carl Sagan Portal

  • Visit the Celebrating Sagan site

  • Visit the Planetary Society