Rocket Scientist Turned Novelist Stephanie Osborn To Speak At Chattacon 38

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Prolific science-fiction novelists Stephanie Osborn will be among the authors guesting at the upcoming Chattacon 38 at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Her most recent book, “The Case of the Cosmological Killer: The Rendlesham Incident” is the fourth in her Displaced Detective Series, featuring a Sherlock Holmes who’s been transported to the 21st century. 

Review for The Rendlesham Incident:

Holmes-mania has officially been detected around the world. With the ongoing series of Holmes films starring Robert Downey Jr., the international success of the BBC series “Sherlock” and “Elementary” launching successfully on CBS this fall, Conan Doyle’s detective has never been spotted more often.

But you can’t accuse rocket scientist turned novelist Ms. Osborn of jumping on the 221-B Baker Street bandwagon. Ms. Osborn’s series has been enjoying fan acclaim for more than two years now. The new entry in the series, released as an ebook in July and in paperback in November might justly, however, be described as timely—pun intended.

“The Rendlesham Incident” joins “The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival” and “The Case of the Displaced Detective: At Speed.” In these novels, Ms. Osborn uses her more than 20 years of working in the civilian and military space programs to craft a storyline in which physicist Dr. Skye Chadwick accidentally brings the famous detective through a wormhole into the 21st century. 

Ms. Osborn is currently a resident of Madison, Ala.

Chattacon 38 is set for Jan. 25-27.

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