Karen Osborne is a speculative fiction writer and visual storyteller living in Baltimore. She is the author of Architects of Memory and Engines of Oblivion from Tor Books, and her work has been nominated for the Nebula, Sturgeon and Locus Awards. A graduate of Viable Paradise and the Clarion Writers’ Workshop, her short fiction appears in Uncanny, Fireside, Escape Pod, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and more.


Karen Osborne has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Promises We Made Under A Brick-Dark Sky

FICTION by Karen Osborne in Issue 178 – July 2021

I was standing on the dock when the angels fell. Their blades stilled. Their lights dimmed. Their corpses shattered on streets and shingles and skulls, all the way from the cathedral at the crest of the world down to the blackwater at the end of it, where I waited on the dock with my baby. […]