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Some of my reviews:
"I remember when Steph sent me her first draft of Burnout. It was before the
Columbia tragedy. I read through it and I recall telling her that I thought she
had hit the nail on the head. Her description of the burn-up on reentry was
very visual and technically sound. Then, while I was reading her manuscript,
it happened! The Columbia burned up on reentry. And, the visual horror
of the accident was almost identical to how Stephanie had described it in her
book. I had extreme horrible chills run up and down my spine.
"However, her depiction wasn't psychic. It wasn't magic at all. Instead, it
was a brilliant analysis by someone who had "sat on console" for NASA for
years and who had the experience to describe the horror of just such an
accident. To top that off, her manuscript was intriguing and fun. You should
give it a read. I read it twice."
~ Travis "Doc" Taylor, author of Tau Ceti Agenda, Human By Choice, and Claws That Catch
"Burnout 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
"Hard-edged SF that wraps a compelling mystery around "this is the real thing"
space science. BURNOUT is tight, tense, and gripping--- Osborn tells a damn
good story, and tells it well."
~ Holly Lisle, author of The Ruby Key: Moon & Sun I.
I read "Burnout" and I think it's great! Expert meshing of techno and realism. Well done!
~Joyce Norman, author of Coming Together