Share this article

print logo


Random House sued astronomer Carl Sagan's estate and widow for the return of more than $1.2 million in advances -- plus interest -- for books he never completed.

Sagan, who died Dec. 20, 1996, at age 62 from a bone marrow disease, was a Cornell University professor whose writings and television shows helped make the heavens a little less mysterious to the public.

Random House said in papers filed in Manhattan's State Supreme Court that the publisher and the Pulitzer Prize-winning star gazer agreed on a $4 million, four-book contract on April 12, 1983.

There are no comments - be the first to comment