Janet Catherine Johnston

Janet Catherine Johnston

Janet Catherine Johnston is a scientist, engineer, master costume designer and choreographer, dance teacher, singer, martial artist, private pilot, fortune teller, playwrite, and science fiction author and was born missing her left arm. She is a co-author on numerous scientific journal articles on space experiments as well as on geophysics and holds four degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in astrophysics, planetary physics, seismology and civil engineering. She has traveled to 50 countries, including Outer Mongolia, India, South Africa, Egypt,  East Germany, Japan and Svalbard and has lived in New York, Virginia, London and Moscow, but always returns to her spooky Plum Island, Massachusetts home. Her hard science fiction stories have appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, the oldest, most prestigious science fiction magazine on Earth and has had two one-act comedy science fiction plays produced in Boston (The Devil in the Details and Tge Corporate Bored). Her novellas, although tenaciously rooted in reality, have a haunting, isolated quality to them in which the setting presents as a dominant character. Her writing has been decribed as Lovecraft meets Arthur C. Clark. Her current projects include a screenplay adaptation of her novella "Lune Bleue" and a memior of her travels.