The Interstellar Woman of Mystery Science & Science Fiction Mystery
Ebook best-selling author of Burnout, The Y Factor,
and the critically-acclaimed Displaced Detective series, as seen on CBS Sunday Morning!
Welcome to my website! I am a retired rocket scientist turned writer who likes to mingle science fiction and mystery with a strong element of action thriller and a touch of romance. My style has been described as, "Hard-edged SF that wraps a compelling mystery around 'this is the real thing' space science...tight, tense, and gripping---Osborn tells a damn good story, and tells it well."
My very first book, Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281, "is a compelling, impossible to put down, first novel in the class of Skylark of Space or 'Lifeline'...It may perhaps be the most realistic view ever published in fiction about what happens behind the scenes at NASA."
My Displaced Detective books "are like literary crack. I fell in love with [Osborn's] characters and her world so completely that Iíve been telling all my friends ĎYOU MUST READ THESE!í And yes, Iíve been doing so in all caps."
If you like hard science fiction, exciting cliffhangers, mysterious situations, and determined, passionate characters, push farther into my site and see what I have going!
Music Inspired By My Books
The Displaced Detective Suite
Composer: Dan Hollifield
Also available through Amazon.
Digital download (plus bonus track) available at Bandcamp.
Music Inspired By My Books
Books in the Burnout series:
Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281
The Fetish, an ebook short story
Books in the Displaced Detective Series:
The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival
The Case of the Displaced Detective: At Speed
The Case of the Cosmological Killer: The Rendlesham Incident
The Case of the Cosmological Killer: Endings and Beginnings
The Case of the Displaced Detective Omnibus
A Case of Spontaneous Combustion (coming soon!)
Fear in the French Quarter
A Little Matter of Earthquakes
The Adventure of Shining Mountain Lodge
Also check out the nonfiction Sherlock, Sheilas, and the Seven-Percent Solution
Books in the Cresperian Saga (Osborn, Taylor, Darrell Bain):
Human By Choice
The Y Factor
The Cresperian Alliance
Books in the Point series, with Travis S. Taylor:
Anthologies & Contributions:
Dreams of Steam
How I Wrote My First Book: The Story Behind The Story (nonfiction)
Southern Fried Weirdness: Reconstruction, a charity anthology
Alien Invasion: How To Defend Earth (nonfiction)
A New American Space Plan (Taylor, Osborn; nonfiction)
The Weather Out There Is Frightful, Solar/Space Weather and What It Means to the Earth and You (nonfiction)
Sherlock, Sheilas, and the Seven-Percent Solution (nonfiction)
Stolen Moments, a collection of poetry
The More Things Change
DeepSouthCon 50's first panel, "Creating Aliens," filmed by Tedd Roberts
(is about an hour long; make sure you have time)
The Weird Review interviews me at FandomFest!
(this one is shorter)
Reminder of Stephanie Osborn's Upcoming Appearances! All times are Central unless otherwise stated. Chadwell Elementary school reading, Madison, TN, DELAYED TO 12:00pm-3:00pm, Wednesday 12 March 2014 The monthly meeting of the North Alabama Science Fiction Association (NASFA),
Willowbrook Church West, 7:00pm, Saturday 8 March 2014
Reminder of Stephanie Osborn's Upcoming Appearances!
All times are Central unless otherwise stated.
Chadwell Elementary school reading, Madison, TN, DELAYED TO 12:00pm-3:00pm, Wednesday 12 March 2014
The monthly meeting of the North Alabama Science Fiction Association (NASFA),
OLLI class, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 10:30am-12:00pm, Wednesday 16 April 2014
Read an E-Book Week Mar 2-8, 2014. A free ebook will be given away each day. Twenty authors
tell amazing stories about the efforts that went into writing their first book in a free ebook,
How I Wrote My First Book: the story behind the story. Additionally, fifty popular titles published
by Twilight Times Books are available at a 50% discount via OmniLit during Read an E-Book Week!
Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281,
The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival,
The Case of the Displaced Detective: At Speed,
The Case of the Cosmological Killer: The Rendlesham Incident,
The Case of the Cosmological Killer: Endings and Beginnings,
The Case of the Displaced Detective Omnibus,
Human By Choice
The Y Factor,
The Cresperian Alliance
The Journal of the British Interplanetary Society has released their Tennessee Valley
Interstellar Workshop issue (JBIS Vol. 66, No. 10/11) including the Invited Commentary,
"Planning for an Interstellar Jaunt," by yours truly!
Dr. Amy H. Sturgis, author and professor of History, has promoted the Displaced Detective books
yet again! This time they are featured in her article, "Sherlock Holmes and Science Fiction, in issue #10
of Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine!
Read the wide-ranging, no-holds-barred interview that Shiny Book Review did with me!
El Vengador is a MUST-READ in the Nov/Dec 2014 issue of Southern Writers Magazine!
The cover for The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival is a SEMI-FINALIST in the
AUTHORSdB.com 2013 Book Cover Contest!
Reading Reality has reviewed The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival,
The Case of the Displaced Detective: At Speed, and
The Case of the Cosmological Killer: The Rendlesham Incident and Endings and Beginnings!
She says the series is " so damn much fun that I couldnít stop reading the series...The
authorís solution...is sheer genius."
Downloadable wallpaper, based on cover art, now available for laptops and desktops!
Coming soon: smartphone wallpaper!
Twilight Times Books announces the release of The Case of the Displaced Detective OMNIBUS!
This omnibus collects the first four books of the series into one ebook!
Bibliotica "smitten," calls the "rich and well developed" Displaced Detective "literary crack"!
The Exploding Spaceship reviews The Case of the Cosmological Killer: Endings and Beginnings for Bull Spec magazine!
The Bunker is now available on CD as an audiobook! Coming soon to Audible!
Now available: AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS, straight from the author!
Dr. Amy H. Sturgis, author and professor of History, has given lectures on "Sherlock Holmes and
Science Fiction." I was fortunate enough to attend one of these and to my surprise, found she
was using the Displaced Detective series as a prime example of the genre crossover! Now her
video lecture is available online!
Burnout Items Available at Cafe Press! See The Doctor's Lab at Cafe Press for items
from Stephanie Osborn's books and Mad Doc Osborn's World Domination campaign!
More coming soon!
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