View Full Version : Star Trek author Janet Kagan R.I.P

03-02-2008, 04:22 AM
Janet Kagan, author of Hellspark and Uhura's Song, has died.

03-02-2008, 04:40 AM
RIP, Janet.

Claudia Gray
03-02-2008, 10:32 AM
I truly enjoyed Uhura's Song - yeah, the original character was a total Mary Sue, but she was one of the Mary Sues who sort of worked, and there was a lot of great characterization for the entire Enterprise crew, not to mention a unique and fascinating alien culture to explore. I remember her work fondly and am sorry to hear she's gone.

03-04-2008, 12:59 AM
If you read her notes on Uhura's Song, Janet wrote that the character of Evan was based very strongly on Janet's mother. She had a third book, Mirabile, as well as some wonderful short fiction. (Including one Hugo-winner.)

She was also kind enough to give me some very good advice and support when I was still a struggling newbie.