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Carl is the man. People get their heads down in the routine and people like him help to look up and realise the trasures of life given to humankind.

luis felipe gaviria

hi nick
i love your novels
your dad should feel very proud of you
good luck

Patrick Batty

Hi Nick,
I think that is a very moving description of two strangers sharing a moment of understanding.
I found your blog while researching your father's book 'Pale Blue Dot'. The original audio version was on tape cassette, which appears to have been discontinued. Are there any plans to re-release the audio version on CD, or to make it available on iTunes?

Audrey Harper

I just heard that there's an actual "Carl Sagan Day" event being held in Florida tomorrow. Will you be attending?


Thanks for posting this Nick. I've always been curious about the phenomenon of celebrity, but also how those near to it react to it.

There often seems to be a cycle of enjoying it, then disliking it, then acceptance, then rather liking it again.

I know my heart swells when I bump into people who remember your dad and enjoy spreading the good word. Just as it sinks every time I hear someone ask "Who is Carl Sagan?". Last Sunday I got to see a bit of both in the same room.

Thanks for passing along the joy. Hers, and yours.

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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