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Carl Sagan

USA flag (1934 - 1996)
Father of Nick Sagan

Sagan was Dir. of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies and David Duncan Prof. of Astronomy and Space Sciences at Cornell University. He played a leading role in the Mariner, Viking and Voyager expeditions to the planets and was a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for literature. He died in 1996.
   Contact (1985)
Non fiction show
Carl Sagan recommends
The Listeners (1972)
James Gunn
"One of the very best fictional portrayals of contact with extraterrestial intelligence ever written!"

1986 Locus Award for Best First Novel : Contact

Award nominations
1986 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Contact
1986 Astounding Award for Best New Writer (nominee) : Contact

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