PRLog - June 12, 2009 - Former Space Shuttle payload flight controller's novel mirrors real life - or does it?
Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Burnout is a fast-paced cliffhanger of a novel in the best tradition of Martin Caidin or Michael Crichton, about a fictional Space Shuttle disaster which turns out to be no accident.
As the principal investigators - "Crash" Murphy, former flight director and re-entry expert, and Dr. Michael C. Anders, astronomer - dig deeper, they discover the signs of something unusual - and as they do, friends, lovers, and colleagues involved in the investigation begin to die in mysterious “accidents.”
What happened to the Shuttle?
Who is responsible and why?
Why is the government calling it an accident?
Why is someone willing to kill to keep it a secret?
And just how big is the conspiracy?
Find out the answers in the pages of Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281.
"Hard-edged SF that wraps a compelling mystery around "this is the real thing" space science." ~~Holly Lisle, author of The Ruby Key: Moon & Sun I.
"Burnout is a compelling, impossible to put down...novel in the class of Skylark of Space or "Lifeline." ~~Jim Woosley, Ph.D. physicist, Heinlein essayist
"I opened the cover...in the morning and couldn´t put it down! This intriguing maze of plot twists, danger, intrigue and excitement would make an excellent movie."
~~Ann B. Keller, author of Vortex of Revelation
"...a real page-turner...a great read...recommended."
To request a free review copy or obtain more information, members of the press can contact the author at
Burnout is available for sale in print form at Barnes-Noble, Amazon, Books-A-Million and select independent booksellers, and in e-book form at Fictionwise.
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About the Author
Stephanie Osborn is a former payload flight controller, a veteran of 20+ years of working in the civilian & military space defense programs. She holds degrees in 4 sciences & writes sci-fi mysteries based on her knowledge, experience, and travels.