John Olsen

Software Engineer and Writer in Herriman, Utah

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Mad scientist and gentleman, John M Olsen wanders through fantasy, science-fiction, steampunk, and horror as the mood strikes. He also loves to work in his woodshop/laboratory and once built a ukulele from scratch. He is still working on a death ray and has prepared extensively for anyone foolish enough to interfere.

His interest in writing is due to his father’s extensive fantasy and science fiction collection, which he devoured during his teen years—the books, not his father. He has since inherited that formidable collection and merged it with his own growing library.

He has published fiction in multiple genres including fantasy, science fiction, steampunk, and horror, and has contributed chapters to several books on computer graphics and computer game design.

He lives in a secret lair deep in the Rocky Mountains—or maybe the suburbs of Salt Lake City—with his lovely wife and a variable number of mostly grown children, and a constantly changing subset of extended family.

Bring your goggles and see all his mad scientist ramblings on his blog.

  • Work
    • Software and Stories, depending on the hour.