Novelist Stephanie Osborn

Stephanie Osborn

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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!

Burnout cover link Fetish cover link The Arrival cover link At Speed cover link Rendlesham Incident cover link Endings & Beginnings cover link DD Omnibus cover link DD Omnibus cover link Sherlock Sheilas & Seven Percent Solution cover link Extraction Point cover link Y Factor cover link Cresperian Alliance cover link Dreams of Steam cover link Reconstruction cover link Space Weather cover link Alien Invasion cover link American Space Plan cover link How I Wrote cover link Stolen Moments cover link The More Things Change cover link Bunker cover link ElVengador cover link StarSong cover link




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."
~ Holly Lisle, author of The Ruby Key: Moon & Sun I

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."
~ Jim Woosley, Ph.D. physicist and Heinlein essayist

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."
~ Melissa A. Bartell, Bibliotica

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.

READING/LITERACY: One of my pet causes!

Did you know I will come to your school and read from one of my books, even
answer questions about writing and my background in the space program?
Contact me for more information!

Books and Purchasing

Reminder of Stephanie Osborn's Upcoming Appearances!

All times are Central unless otherwise stated.

    Dangerous Minds on TMV Cafe Radio, 9:00pm Monday, 25 Aug 2014 (repeat)

    Carry On Harry, Singapore podcast, 8:30pm 26 Aug 2014 for Central Time Zone
    USA listeners, 9:30am 27 Aug 2014 for Singapore listeners.
    (This episode will be recorded at this time, but will not go live until sometime later.
    Stay tuned for details.)

    Dragon*Con, Atlanta GA, 29 Aug-1 Sep 2014 (confirmed)
    Panels:
    Title: Reading: Stephanie Osborn
    Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: Roswell - Hyatt (Length: 1)
    Description: From 'A Case of Spontaneous Combustion'

    Title: First Contact: Make & Create Aliens
    Time: Fri 08:30 pm Location: Embassy A-B - Hyatt (Length: 1)
    Description: Skilled professionals brainstorm an alien and the first contact
    that might result.

    Title: The Detective & The Ripper
    Time: Fri 10:00 pm Location: Augusta 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1)
    Description: Victorian fact and fiction meld as panelists examine and share
    theories about the world's greatest detective and famed first serial killer.

    Title: Practical Time Travel
    Time: Sat 04:00 pm Location: Augusta 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1)
    Description: The science and real theories behind time travel and a survey of
    time travel in speculative fiction and media.

    Title: Race & Gender Issues
    Time: Sat 07:00 pm Location: Augusta 3 - Westin (Length: 1)
    Description: This discussion panel explores how to handle historical gender and
    race roles within the realm of alternate history.

    Title: Autograph Sessions
    Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: International Hall South - Marriott (Length: 1)

    Title: Putting Humans on Mars
    Time: Mon 10:00 am Location: 309-310 - Hilton (Length: 1)
    Description: A discussion of the issues that must be resolved before boots on
    Mars can be accomplished.

    Title: Victorian Technology
    Time: Mon 11:30 am Location: Augusta 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1)
    Description: A panel discussion of the technology of the Victorian era and how
    to exploit it for stories or imagination.



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