First or second author on twenty-five books translated into thirteen languages (French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Dutch, German, Danish, Spanish, Hebrew, French, Portuguese, Catalan, and Basque), Dorion Sagan has written for Natural History, Smithsonian, BioScience, The Sciences, The Ecologist, Co-Evolution Quarterly, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The Skeptical Inquirer, Wired, Pabular, Times Higher Education Supplement, Whole Earth Review, and Cabinet, among others. He writes the column "In Orbit" at Wild River Review, an online journal devoted to culture, travel and politics. A recipient of the EdPress Association of America Excellence in Educational Journalism Award for "The Riddle of Sex," Sagan has been anthologized in scientific collections such as those edited by Richard Dawkins and E.O. Wilson, as well as in philosophical collections such as Curiosity and Method: Ten Years of Cabinet Magazine and Zone 6: Incorporations, published by MIT Press, where he is bound in the same book with Jean-Paul Sartre and Gilles Deleuze. Sagan's coauthored Into the Cool: Energy Flow, Thermodynamics, and Life was called "fascinating" by Nobel Laureate chemist Roald Hoffmann; this book is perhaps the first to exhaustively explore the thesis that life is primarily an energetic phenomenon, and that everything from its origins, to its ecology, to its natural purposiveness is illuminated from such an analysis. His coauthored Up From Dragons was called "thrilling" by Publishers Weekly; and his coauthored Microcosmos, was called "seminal" by science fiction writer Ben Bova. Writing about Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Evolution (Foreword by Dr. Lewis Thomas) in The New York Times Book Review, Dr. Melvin Konner wrote that "this admiring reader of Lewis Thomas, Carl Sagan and Stephen Jay Gould has seldom, if ever, seen such a luminous prose style in a work of this kind." Ecologist Peter Warshall of Whole Earth Catalog tagged his co-authored What is Sex? "The most interesting text written on sex." His coauthored What is Life? (Foreword by Niles Eldredge), was called, "A masterpiece of science writing" by Orion, and included with works by Billie Holiday and William Shakespeare on a list of "100 Mind-Altering Masterpieces" by Utne Reader. Death/Sex, the double book with NYU professor Tyler Volk, won Bookbinders' Guild of New York 2009 Award for Best Nonfiction Hardcover. Of this book Denis Noble, Professor Emeritus of Oxford University and Fellow of the Royal Society, wrote that: "In just 100 pages, [Sagan tells you] everything you really need to know about sex...[He] slides effortlessly from seductive prose to bringing the reader sharp up against one astonishing scientific discovery after another." Sagan, many of whose books were coauthored with the great 20th and 21st century biologist, Lynn Margulis, whose ideas on symbiotic evolution and the microbiome continue to shape modern biology (even as the magnitude of her contribution is often elided), edited the festschrift (with essays by James Lovelock, David Abram, Wes Jackson and others), Lynn Margulis: The Life and Legacy of a Scientific Rebel. His Cosmic Apprentice, a collection of philosophical, autobiographical, and philosophy-of-science essays, is published by University of Minnesota Press. A Fellow of the Lindisfarne Association, Dorion has been a Humana Scholar at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. His latest book is Cracking the Aging Code: The New Science of Growing Old and What it Means for Staying Young, coauthored with theoretical biologist Josh Mitteldorf. Dorion's interests continue to include art, science, poetry, and fiction.