Janet Kagan

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Janet Kagan
Born Janet Megson
(1946-04-18)April 18, 1946[1]
New Jersey
Died February 29, 2008(2008-02-29) (aged 61)[2]
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Period 1982–98
Genre Science fiction
Notable works
Notable awards Hugo Award for Best Novelette (1993)
Spouse Ricky Kagan[3]
Website
http://www.janetkagan.com/

Janet Kagan (born Janet Megson, April 18, 1946 – February 29, 2008) was an author of two science fiction novels and two science fiction collections, plus numerous science fiction and fantasy short stories that appeared in publications such as Analog Science Fiction and Fact and Asimov's Science Fiction. Her story "The Nutcracker Coup" was nominated for both the Hugo Award for Best Novelette and the Nebula Award for Best Novelette, winning the Hugo.[4]

Awards[edit]

Kagan won the Asimov's Reader Poll award for best Novelette in 1990 for "The Loch Moose Monster", in 1991 for "Getting the Bugs Out" and in 1993 for "The Nutcracker Coup", which also won the 1993 Hugo award.[4]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

Collections[edit]

  • Mirabile (1991)
  • The Collected Kagan (2016)

Short stories[edit]

Mirabile series[edit]

  • "The Loch Moose Monster" (1989)
  • "The Return of the Kangaroo Rex" (1989) [SF]
  • "The Flowering Inferno" (1990) [SF]
  • "Getting the Bugs Out" (1990) [SF]
  • "Raising Cane" (1991) [SF]
  • "Frankenswine" (1991) [SF]

Other short stories[edit]

  • "Faith-of-the-Month Club" (1982) [only as by uncredited ]
  • "Junkmail" (1988)
  • "The Nolacon Visitation" (1988) (with Patrick H. Adkins and others)
  • "Naked Wish-Fulfillment" (1989)
  • "What a Wizard Does" (1990)
  • "From the Dead Letter File" (1990)
  • "Winging It" (1991)
  • "Fighting Words" (1992)
  • "Love Our Lockwood" (1992)
  • "Out on Front Street" (1992)
  • "The Last of a Vintage Year" (1992)
  • "The Nutcracker Coup" (1992)
  • "Christmas Wingding" (1993)
  • "No Known Cure" (1993)
  • "She Was Blonde, She Was Dead--And Only Jimmilich Opstromommo Could Find Out Why!!!" (1993)
  • "Face Time" (1994)
  • "Space Cadet" (1994)
  • "Fermat's Best Theorem" (1995)
  • "Standing in the Spirit" (1997)
  • "The Stubbornest Broad on Earth" (1998)
  • "How First Woman Stole Language From Tuli-Tuli The Beast" (2005)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clute, John; Langford, David (October 20, 2015). "Kagan, Janet". The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (3rd ed.). Archived from the original on March 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ Dozois, Gardner (March 1, 2008). "Janet Kagan (1946–2008)". Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. Archived from the original on August 9, 2009. 
  3. ^ Pickard, John (March 6, 2011). "Janet Kagan". Tombs of Kobol. Archived from the original on December 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Kagan, Janet". The Locus Index to SF Awards. Archived from the original on September 12, 2015. 

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