Brian Olsen

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I’m a writer living in New York City. I primarily write science fiction with a sense of humor, though I veer into fantasy and the paranormal from time to time. I believe strongly that fiction shapes reality through its influences on and engagement with readers, and as such I’m a proponent of diverse representation – all of my works feature a broad array of queer and POC lead characters.

I’m the author of The Future Next Door, a contemporary urban science fiction comedic thriller series in four parts, and Multiverse Mashup, an ongoing genre-bending adventure series. I’ve also written a couple of shorts and a number of plays, sketches and monologues for the stage.

I’ve been a theater person for most of my life, as a playwright, acto
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Brian Olsen Hi, Tristan! Happy holidays to you and yours as well. I've always read a lot of different genres, and I wanted a fun way to include many types of…moreHi, Tristan! Happy holidays to you and yours as well. I've always read a lot of different genres, and I wanted a fun way to include many types of stories in one series. I think I drew a lot of inspiration from superhero comics, which can include so many different genres in one shared universe, and (probably more so) Doctor Who, which can switch genres entirely from one story to the next, while staying within a science fiction framework. (I'm a huge Who fan.)

"Multiverse Mashup" is intended to be an ongoing series with no set end, but I'm letting it rest for a while. I'm working on a new trilogy now that will take me through 2018 at least. After that, I'm not as sure, but I do anticipate coming back to Jed eventually - I know what his next big adventure is, so I'll need to get that down at some point. Thanks for the questions, and thanks for reading!(less)
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I’m resurrecting my long dormant blog…sort of. Recently a bunch of posts I wrote for another website were deleted, which saddened me, so I’m going to gradually repost them here. I don’t expect to post a lot of new material — I want to save my writing time for my books — but I’ve got a lot of fun stuff scattered across that site, Blogger, Tumblr, even my old Livejournal blog (remember Livejourna...

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Brian Dillon wrote: "Brian, thank you for accepting my friend request.
I've downloaded and look forward to reading Alan Lennox and the Temp Job of Doom.
Wishing you the very best!"


Thanks, Dillon! I hope you like it!


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Dale Thele Brian, thank you for accepting my friend request.
I've downloaded and look forward to reading Alan Lennox and the Temp Job of Doom.
Wishing you the very best!


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