Welcome to the new home of

The Real Janet Kagan


05 May '08

Janet died March 01, 2008.

I will probably be uploading some unplublished works in the future.

There is also some added comments on the Dandelion Now page.

I will write more later. -- Ricky

07 Nov '11
I have added Fermat's Best theorem
I also am adding some BMW R75/5 info of my own


23 April '07: Copies of the '98 edition of HELLSPARK may still be had ---

 If you're looking for the Janet Kagan who wrote Hellspark, Mirabile and Uhura's Song (#21 of the "Classic" Star Trek novels), you've found her. If you're looking for the Janet Megson you went to high school or college with (back when dinosaurs roamed the earth), you've found her, too.
If you're looking for the Janet Kagan who works in tv (of late, most notably, on Will and Grace), you have not found her. I've always wondered if she got as many queries about writing Star Trek novels as I got about writing for Seinfeld.
If you're looking for the Janet Kagan who got a Hugo for Best Novelette of '93 (for "The Nutcracker Coup"), you've found her.

If my name were Tocohl Susumo, you could e-mail me at
"Get it?" "Got it." "Good."
edit 18 Apr 07: *sigh* The spammers have found me. Could you please
put a title or a character's name in your subject line so I won't miss your missive?

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Unless otherwise noted, all photos & text are 1992-2007 Janet Kagan

Teacher Credit: I made all the tiles on these pages from my own photos...with enormous help from Doctor Ozone's Hands-On Tutorials. Go here and he'll show you how, too. Thanks, Doc, for looking after us newbies.

Obligatory legal note: All stories, text, photos and knicknacks on these pages are mine, all mine, unless otherwise noted. If it's mine, it's copyrighted. If I show you something of someone else's, that someone else holds copyright. If you print a copy for yourself or download one of the pictures to play with on your own webpage, I'm delighted you liked it and I hope you'll mention my name and site. However, if you charge money for my work or use it to sell your product, I'll get ya for it.

Now, if you're a commercial site and want to pay me, I can always use the money. Let's talk.

Non-obligatory note: I'm having a great deal of fun messing about with my PhotoShop programs. If you are, too, and you get something really neat using one of my photos for background (or bits or pieces or whatever), please e-mail me a copy? I'd love to see it. Thanks.