The son of the astronomer Carl Sagan and the artist and writer Linda Salzman, Nick has been steadily writing for Hollywood since 1992, crafting screenplays, teleplays, animation episodes and computer games. He has worked for a variety of studios and production companies, including Paramount, Warner Brothers, New Line, Universal, Disney, actor/producer Tom Cruise, and directors David Fincher and Martin Scorsese. Nick co-wrote the award-winning computer adventure game, Zork Nemesis: The Forbidden Lands. His film credits include adaptations of novels by Orson Scott Card, Ursula K. LeGuin, Pierre Ouellette and Charles Pellegrino. His television credits include two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and five episodes of Star Trek: Voyager, where he worked as a story editor. At the turn of the millennium, astronaut Sally Ride recruited him to work for SPACE.com as Executive Producer of Entertainment & Games. During his tenure there, the spark for a series of novels came to Nick, The Idlewild Trilogy, which he sold to Penguin Putnam in 2002.
Idlewild received a starred review from Kirkus, a Book Sense 76 pick, and selection from both Borders and Barnes & Noble as one of the best science fiction/fantasy novels of the year. Neil Gaiman called it "absolutely fun, like a roller-coaster ride of fusion fiction" and "the kind of book you simply don't want to stop reading."
Edenborn continues the story from Idlewild, but can also be read as a standalone. SFX Magazine gave Edenborn a perfect five star review, declaring it "one of the best post-apocalyptic novels you will ever read." SF Crowsnest hailed Nick as "an adrenaline shot straight into the heart of science fiction," while SF Site called the novel "elegant SF, dark and haunting, with characters who linger in memory long after the last page is turned."
Everfree is third in the series. Sci Fi Weekly praised it as "startlingly original" and "undeniably satisfying and triumphant." Kirkus: "Sagan's mind-blowing post-apocalyptic trilogy comes to a satisfying, terrifying conclusion." They go on to hail the book as "a powerful plea for sensible human cooperation delivered via a knockout story."
In the spring of 2007, Nick will teach screenwriting at Cornell University.
Debuts from a former New Yorker staffer, Carl Sagan's son and a one-time car smuggler.(new authors Nell Freudenberger, Nick Sagan and DBC Pierre)(Brief Article)
Sep 01, 2003; NAME Nell Freudenberger AGE 28 LIVES IN New York City DAY JOB Full-time writer BOOK Lucky Girls PLOT Longish stories about...