Pamela Sargent has won the Nebula Award and the Locus Award and has been a finalist for the Hugo Award. Her books include the historical novel Ruler of the Sky, the alternate history Climb the Wind and the science fiction novels The Shore of Women, Venus of Dreams, Venus of Shadows and Child of Venus. She has also edited several anthologies, among them Women of Wonder, The Classic Years and Women of Wonder, The Contemporary Years. Her most recent collection of short fiction is Thumbprints. She lives in Albany, N.Y.