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Lora Johnson

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Lora Johnson
BornShane Johnson
GenreChristian fiction,
Science fiction
Notable worksIce, Mr. Scott's Guide to the Enterprise

Lora Johnson is an American author best known for the novel Ice.

Her works include numerous original novels and Star Trek reference books including Mr. Scott's Guide to the Enterprise, the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Journal and Worlds of the Federation. She also authored the Star Wars Technical Journal and contributed to the canon of the Star Wars universe. She is a historian of United States spaceflights and was a design consultant on HBO's From the Earth to the Moon mini-series.[1] More recently[when?], she created the Virtual Alamo interactive online exhibit for the University of Texas at Arlington.

Personal life[edit]

Gender transition[edit]

After suffering prolonged and debilitating stress-induced health problems that nearly ended her life, Johnson dropped out of the public eye in 2008 and underwent correction of a congenital intersex condition, transitioning from male to female.[2]


Her novel Chayatocha received the Best of 2003 in literature award from Christian Fiction Review magazine.[3] Two of her novels, Ice and The Last Guardian, were Christy Award finalists.[4][5]

Partial bibliography[edit]

  • Johnson, Shane (March 1985). Blueprinting The Science Fiction Universes. New Media Books.
  • Johnson, Shane (April 1987). The Worlds of the Federation. Pocket Books. ISBN 978-0-671-66989-8.
  • Johnson, Shane (July 1, 1987). Mr. Scott's Guide to the Enterprise. Pocket Books. ISBN 978-0-671-63576-3.
  • Johnson, Shane (June 24, 1996). "Star Wars" Technical Journal. Boxtree Ltd. ISBN 978-0-7522-0391-1.
  • Johnson, Shane (February 20, 2001). The Last Guardian. WaterBrook Press. ISBN 978-1-57856-367-8.
  • Johnson, Shane (July 16, 2002). Ice. WaterBrook Press. ISBN 978-1-57856-548-1.
  • Johnson, Shane (November 1, 2003). Chayatocha. Barbour Publishing. ISBN 978-1-59310-051-3.
  • Johnson, Shane (September 21, 2004). A Form of Godliness. WaterBrook Press. ISBN 978-1-57856-549-8.
  • Johnson, Shane (May 1, 2007). The Demas Revelation. David C. Cook. ISBN 978-1-58919-090-0.


  1. ^ "Author Spotlight: Shane Johnson". Random House, Inc. Retrieved March 5, 2010.
  2. ^ "Shane Johnson to Lora Johnson: SciFi and Christian author comes out as transgender". www.chicagonow.com. Retrieved 2016-06-10.
  3. ^ Frankovich, Tim. "Review: Chayatocha by Shane Johnson". Christian Fiction Review. Archived from the original on August 13, 2007. Retrieved March 5, 2010.
  4. ^ "2002 Winners & Finalists". The Christy Awards. Archived from the original on May 10, 2006. Retrieved March 5, 2010.
  5. ^ "2003 Winners & Finalists". The Christy Awards. Archived from the original on May 10, 2006. Retrieved March 5, 2010.