Nick Sagan has been writing professionally since he was 22, crafting novels, screenplays, teleplays, comic books, 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.
He was also recruited by astronaut Sally Ride to work for SPACE.com as Executive Producer of Entertainment & Games. During his tenure at SPACE.com, he began to formulate a series of science fiction novels, The Idlewild Trilogy, which was published by Penguin Putnam and has been translated into several different languages. Sagan then co-wrote You Call This The Future? with science writers Andy Walker and Mark Frary, which was hailed by Publishers' Weekly as "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."
With Mark Long, Sagan is a creator of the Shrapnel graphic novel series for Radical Publishing, the most recent arc of which, Shrapnel: Hubris, he wrote with his wife, Clinnette Minnis. He is currently writing a planetarium show for the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.
Sagan volunteers at the Auburn Correctional Facility where he is a member of the Phoenix Players Theater Group. Founded by Stephen Cole and his daughter Paula Murray Cole, PPTG takes a psychological approach to theater with the goal not only of teaching the craft of acting, but of connecting the participants to a clearer understanding of impulses and behaviors engrained in childhood, allowing them to recognize these behavioral patterns in others, thereby engendering empathy and compassion.
At age six, Nick Sagan's greeting, "Hello from the children of planet Earth," was recorded and placed aboard the NASA Voyager Interstellar Record as a representation of the English language. Launched with a selection of terrestrial greetings, sights, sounds and music, the Voyager I and Voyager II spacecraft are now the most distant human-made objects in the universe.