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Don Sakers

USA flag (b.1958)

Don Sakers was launched the same month as Sputnik One, so it was perhaps inevitable that he should become a science fiction writer. A Navy brat by birth, he spent his childhood in such far-off lands as Japan, Scotland, Hawaii, and California. In California, rather like a latter-day Mowgli, he was raised by dogs.

As a writer and editor, he has explored the thoughts of sapient trees (The Leaves of October, Baen 1988), brought ghosts to life (Carmen Miranda's Ghost is Haunting Space Station Three, Baen 1989), and beaten the "Cold Equations" scenario ("The Cold Solution," Analog 7/91, voted best short story of the year.)

Sakers lives at Meerkat Meade in suburban Baltimore with his companion of many years, Thomas Atkinson.

Genres: Science Fiction
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
Short stories
Cycles (1985)

Don Sakers recommends
The Memory Singer (2014)
T Jackson King
"T. Jackson King is doing his part to further great conversation of science fiction."