Welcome to FabianSpace – a multiverse of science fiction, fantasy, the paranormal and the un-normal from the mind of, well me. I’m Karina Fabian, and my brain is crowded with snarky dragons, slapstick zombies, religious sisters who do dangerous work in space, insane psychics and more. I write novels and stories, some solidly serious and some quite hysterical. Usually, you’ll find elements of both.
Feel free to explore my worlds. above you’ll find the portals to my universes – the series I write in. Stand alone books are listed in the books section. You can find a short biography, courtesy of my dragon, Vern, below or click above for a longer one. Also, if you are interested in writing classes either online or in person, for your group, check out my offerings.
Out in eBook! Coming in Print Oct 1
If you like science fiction that goes beyond the technological fun and explores matters of the heart and soul, I’ve got the book for you! I’m thrilled to have this book move from the Works in Progress section to Coming Soon! Discovery is based on a story I wrote during NaNoWriMo in 2008! The first novel in my Rescue Sisters universe, this near-future science fiction story involves spacefaring religious sisters, alien technology, FTL travel in the best ship ever, and plenty of other fun. It has the biggest cast of characters I’ve ever worked with, including starship pilots, warp drive engineers, asteroid miners and an archaeologist! (Who else would you hire to explore an alien ship?)
The book comes out in Kindle on September 18 (St. Joseph de Cupertino’s feast day, which has special significance to the book) and in paperback on October 1. If you’d like to learn more, please join my Discovery Run newsletter or check out the Discovery book page.
Where on Earth and in FabianSpace is Karina?
Works in Progress
Shambling in a Winter Wonderland: Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator, is back, and this time, she and her fiancé are taking on the undead on the ski slopes of Utah. Excitement, fun, and BYU/U of U jokes. Completed the novelization. Anticipated publish date:Unknown. Discover more.
Growing Pains: I’m rebooting the whole DragonEye series. It’s still the same Vern of Magic, Mensa and Mayhem, but we’re going to go back a bit and start with his first case in the Mundane World. When people start getting choked to death by chili pepper vines, Vern suspects foul play of a magical sort, but how can he convince anyone when they won’t even trust him to be housebroken?
Worlds of Fabianspace
Mind Over Trilogy Deryl’s not crazy. He’s psychic and the voices in his head are real. Follow Deryl as he fights, first for sanity, then for love, then to save the populations of two planets.Learn More >>
Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator By the 2040s, zombies are a reality, but it’s no apocalypse, just a bunch of pests moaning “brains” and losing fingers. Time to call the exterminator.Learn More >>
DragonEye, PI Meet Vern, a Faerie dragon living in our world, solving mysteries and saving both worlds way too often for his taste.Learn More >>
Karina Fabian: Creator of the Worlds of FabianSpace
written by Vern of DragonEye, PI
Karina Fabian is an award-winning author of science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy, usually in some kind of crazy mix that lets her quirky humor and view of the world show. That’s why I let her narrate my DragonEye cases for stories. She’s got a knack for irony and approves of my puns, plus, she understands my unique dragon nature. What more can you ask for in an SFF author and humorist?
Much as I’d like to retain her as my personal scribe – because believe me, I have plenty of adventures to share – she’s got her own stories to write. Personally, I’m no fan of zombies, which to a dragon is equivalent to reading about the leftovers coming back to life, but I have to admit, her Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator books are pretty funny. My partner, Sister Grace, and I like her Catholic science fiction stories more. Nuns in space doing dangerous rescue missions as their way to serve God? Great stuff. She’s also written science fiction about a virtual reality world and a man caught in a black hole.
Karina doesn’t just write novels, however. Her fantasy and science fiction stories – many starring Yours Truly – have been published in online and print magazines and anthologies. She’s won multiple awards until she stopped entering contests because she didn’t see the point. She’d rather have readers than trophies. (As a collector of baubles, I can’t really relate, but hey, I’m a dragon.)
When she’s not talking to me or writing down her other stories, she works at Top Ten Reviews as a writer in the Business section. She’s married to Rob Fabian, a retired AF colonel, government contractor and VP of Propulsion for Rocket Crafters, and her go-to man for ideas or help with a story. Great guy! They have four kids who are her first readers (and who love me, of course). Right now, they have two dogs.