From Susan Casper, on SFF Net:
"Sorry to have to report the news that Janet Kagan died today [Saturday in US] of acute chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She was on hospice care toward the end, but ending came fairly quickly. A small memorial service will be held at the Kagan home, next week. Please don't send flowers. I will let you know if and where charitable donations are in order."
I feel like I've lost a very good friend. I knew author Janet Kagan only through her 1985 "Star Trek" novel, "Uhura's Song", and a series of wonderfully warm and friendly emails (which I was only discussing earlier today on TrekBBS.) I know another Trek friend who'll be devastated. "Uhura's Song" was very special to many fans.