Gary W. Olson

Biography

Gary W. Olson grew up in Michigan and, despite the weather, stuck around. In 1991 he graduated from Central Michigan University and went to work as a software engineer. He loves to read and write stories that transgress the boundaries of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, while examining ideas of identity and its loss in the many forms it can have.

Away from working and writing, Gary enjoys spending time with his wife, their cats, and their mostly reputable family and friends. His website is at http://www.garywolson.com, and features his blog, "A Taste of Strange" (http://www.garywolson.com/blog), as well as links to everyplace else he is on the Internet, such as Twitter (http://twitter.com/gwox) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/gary.w.olson.author).

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Books

Fabulous Beasts (A Dark Fantasy Short Story)
By Gary W. Olson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2013. Category: Fiction
Reeling from a breakup with his girlfriend Jean, Paul Miller encounters Cyane, a wealthy model who wants to hire him to create disturbing paintings for nameless clients. But that work is only the start of what she wants from him. To save Jean, himself, and his unborn child, he must learn who and what Cyane really is, and make a harrowing choice.
The Body in Motion (a science fiction horror short story)
By Gary W. Olson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013. Category: Fiction
On an apocalyptic future Earth, the remains of humanity engage in endless virtual reality battles to determine who will get food--and who will become food. One of these remnants, Vel, attracts the attention of All, the A.I. that manages the battles. Reeling from the death of his lover, Vel is drawn into her plans for fulfilling her ancient directive to save humanity... plans he may not survive.
Something You Should Know (a Brutal Light short story)
By Gary W. Olson
Price: Free! Words: 5,170. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012. Category: Fiction
A homeless woman, Rennie Kalick, has been given the ability to turn the painful memories of others into weapons, and has used this power to seek revenge for wrongs done to herself and those like her. But Kagami Takeda, whose connection to the merciless, godlike sea of light known as the Radiance was responsible for this gift, wants to take it back. A short story set in the Brutal Light universe.

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