Desirina Boskovich

Desirina Boskovich is the author of Lost Transmissions (Abrams, 2019), which the Houston Chronicle asserted “may be the single most perfect book about science fiction ever written.” 

Boskovich has written for Lightspeed,, and Weird Fiction Review, and coauthored The Steampunk User’s Manual (Abrams, 2014). Her short fiction has been published in ClarkesworldF&SF, and Nightmare magazine. 

Find Desirina on her website, or follow her on Twitter @thedesirina.


  • Non-Fiction
    Lost Transmissions
    Desirina Boskovich



Lost Transmissions
“LOST TRANSMISSIONS tracks down some of the best art you didn’t know existed.”

The Washington Post

“LOST TRANSMISSIONS may be the single most perfect book about science fiction ever written.”

Houston Chronicle

“This treasure trove of secrets […] is like a gateway into science fiction’s inner sanctum.


“A delightful potpourri of 80 essays and interviews on all manner of things imaginary, with dazzling complementary illustra­tions [...] Let us applaud LOST TRANSMISSION‘s numerous findings and amplifications, and aspire, like the raw material of Darwin’s magnificent theory, to be ever-adaptable to history’s changes.”


“[LOST TRANSMISSIONS offers] excellent examinations of the genres while shedding a bit of light on parts of their history that aren’t often illuminated.”

Barnes & Noble’s Sci Fi & Fantasy Blog

“LOST TRANSMISSIONS is an informative and wonderfully illustrated guide for the uninitiated seeking to venture off SF’s brightly lit main streets into its obscurer side-alleys.”

Financial Times

"I doubt if anyone interested in our genre is truly expert in all aspects of Science Fiction anymore [...] [LOST TRANSMISSIONS] really focuses on the more obscure information or things you might have heard about but not the current state of play in Science Fiction."


”Boskovich is well experienced in informative books, and uses this to her advantage [...] the amount of research that has been put into LOST TRANSMISSIONS makes this tome a great piece of reference material. This is a must have for lovers of sci fi and fantasy or for people who simply love learning.”

Cultured Vulture

“The essays are accessible and engaging […] there’s a veritable treasure trove to be found.”

AC Wise

“[LOST TRANSMISSIONS] will broaden your horizons.”

Daily Republic