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Patience on this year’s story. It takes a couple of days to send it. After trying two mail service companies, I gave up on them. For thing, many people’s systems recognized emails from services as spam and that’s where the story goes. What I defaulted to was just using gmail. However, gmail has a limit on how many bcc addresses at a time it will allow. Also, there’s a limit on how many per day. Thus, I send out the stories and other emails to the mail list in batches of 200. Those who haven’t already gotten this year’s story will get it tomorrow. Olan ... See MoreSee Less

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Just finished book 8 and I must say. You sir are a genius. I loved it from front to back. You are awesome. When’s book 9 coming out? ( yes, I know. I have no shame.)

Currently halfway through the latest book. Husband is 2/3rds through and son has finished. Meanwhile a couple I know are currently touring around our beautiful state of Tasmania (Australia) and listening to it in the car. Thank you for this wonderful series Olan!

Olan thorensen. Looking forward to it my friend! Any reason I should wait to read the Christmas story if I am not yet finished with the new book? 

Quick! How do I sign up?

Hi Olan Thorensen. Did the story go out to all subscribers? I'm on the mailing list but haven't received the story yet.

Thank you Olan Thorensen ! I just received a short story in my emails. Happy Holidays ! Thanks for your books , keeps my mind entertained which is harder to do the older I get.

Well. Just finished book 8. ... I NEED BOOK 9 ! 😉

The quality of your creativity and story telling ability is superb and compelling. I am saving the last half of A Fearful Symmetry for listening during my travel on Christmas Day. Have an excellent Christmas and Happy New Year.

Hi yes, I'm just here to display my top fans badge. Proud to wear it. Really love your story telling, thank you Olan Thorensen !! Take your time on the next one, work life balance and all that!

Is it still possible to get added to your email Olan?

Olan Thorensen you're awesome! I'm really enjoying A Fearful Symmetry. This is one of my all time favorite series. I hope you have a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Listening to A Fearful Symmetry right now. Thank you 😊.

Thanks so much! Merry Christmas 🎄

This years Christmas story does not appear to be on your web site yet. I've mentioned about you to some other fans (who haven't subscribed to your mailing list) and pointed them in the direction of your website for the stories so far.

Thank you for your work and your commitment! Marry Christmas!

Happy holidays Olan!

Happy holidays

Thanks for letting us know 😊 Merry Christmas. 🎁

Merry Christmas Olan! You gave my brother and I a series to bond over.

Klaviyo or mailchimp

Mail chimp will take care of your emailing needs.

Thank you

Appreciate you boss!

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Any Facebook gurus out there? I could use some advice. If I understand it, there's a bot putting out messages from my page to people. Messages like "Can you tell me something about yourself" and "Where are you located?" How do I stop this. Getting help from Facebook is...well, you know. Thanks for any advice. ... See MoreSee Less

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Okay, here's a recent example. Let's call the person who wanted to be on the mail list is FanX. FanX messages me in FB with their email address. Then, another message from FanX is the following "Where are you located?" which I'm seeing regularly from different people and I'm sure FanX didn't sent it. Then...there's a response supposedly from me, but that I didn't send. This one is "Hi, thanks for contacting us. We've received your message an appreciate your reaching out." Again what's going on? Is this from both me an other people, and how do I stop. I already changed passwords and relogged in.

Okay. I've changed the password. Now just have to wait and see if those spurious comments appear again. Thanks.

Is it really coming from your account or has someone cloned your account using a picture of yours to make people think it's you?

Data Privacy and Data Protection Professional here. This is standard OPs for hackers. They get you to click a link which gives them access to your account and information like your personal information and list of contacts and their contact information (email, phone numbers and family information). As others have mentioned already, yes do change your password on FB. If you think you clicked a link or went to a site from a device or computer with other apps they might be able to access, best to do a thorough password change across as much, if not all apps and accounts. It's a PITA but best to be safe than sorry. For those contacts that did get contacted watch for other forms of phishing to come to your email and/or phones (whatsapp etc.) with other links to click or the "I am a friend of your son/daughter/brother/sister. Send money they have been injured" type of phishing scam. Just be vigilant for a long while. Hackers are patient and also make money just by selling what they have stolen here. Do a Google search on your name, address and other personal information regularly just to see if this information has spread. Also go to websites like "Have I been PWNed" (note I never include links) to check if they have found your personal information in dark web or sold to other hacker sources. Lastly, Have a safe and Merry Christimas/Frohe Weihnachten. Thank-you Olan for the GREAT reads!

I’ve noticed that comes up when I’m on the page of a business and I’m looking at something they are selling

You logged into your account at an unsecured device/pc and your log-in info got stolen.

2-Factor authentication will reduce the risk of someone being able to log into your Facebook. It won’t prevent nefarious cloning of your name and pics. People need to report those.

I think they are comment suggestions from the FB bot. I just touched one and it posted, ‘where are you located? ‘ on your messenger page.

I think you can change your password and that should fix the issue. There might be a way to “sign out of all devices as well. Do you see the outgoing messages in messenger?

I think it’s just a thing Facebook business does

Report them from the drop down bar from their name.

I get.friend.requests. every day from people already on my friend lists. Reported and it.continues.

I got that message.

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This is the yearly reminder about the mailing list that gives book release alerts and the yearly holiday short story that will go out to members in about a week. Anyone wanting to join should give me your email here or at olanthorensen@gmail.com. Olan ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

This is the yearly reminder about the mailing list that gives book release alerts and the yearly holiday short story that will go out to members in about a week.  Anyone wanting to join should give me your email here or at olanthorensen@gmail.com.    Olan

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I’m listening to A Fearful Symmetry right now! Loving it!

Hopefully we see some action in the next book. I miss colsco directing battles.

Ready up to chapter 6, loving it ❤️

Book signing!?!

Would you consider putting out a glossary of names? Firstly after such a long break from the previous audio, I have forgotten the positions of some of the individuals held. Secondly, the character names sound so foreign it's at times difficult to track who is who when speaking. Finally, we need a reminder of the different communities and towns/cities. Interested to know how others feel about this.

I am so excited!!!!

Jimmygaudio@gmail.com

hdroadking68@gmail.com

dbrown104400@yahoo.com

Gbower@cpcisd.net

westrnm@gmail.com

I sent an email to olanthoresen@gmail.com and it bounced saying no such account. I tried from Yahoo and Gmail.

 If I am not on it, please add me jdavid.sharp@gmail.com

Jps87_@hotmail.com

Bsevier.pq@gmail.com

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2 months ago

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How do I download the pdf pls?

I cant sleep waiting for the book. I am sure it will be great. So book 9?

Thanks for your works Olan, looking forward to the new audible book.

Thank goodness, only 3 more days to wait. The update is greatly appreciated.

I wonder how many of us own the digital version, the paper book and the audible version? /raise

Thanks for that info. I didn't realize that was there.

When is the next book being released? I’ve listened through the books a second time but need more lol

FYI can be found here in audible app

The only problem with reading the book as soon as it comes out, is that I have to read it all over again when the Audible comes out! 😟😁

Loving the new book. But why is Mr Davis pronouncing Abersford differently for this book?

Three more days. Three more days. Thank goodness it's finally coming out!!

Yes thank you. I was up at 3am waiting to download it.

Thank you for letting us know!

This is an Olan Forewarensen announcement 📢

Can you put the pdf of the maps on your website?

Thanks. 2 days to go!

Comes out 06Dec22 can’t wait 🤩

I can’t wait for the Kolinkans to be brought to justice.

😲

Cheers

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November 3, 2022

Okay, so it’s been months since the last update. Mea Culpa. I got a bit burned out getting “A Fearful Symmetry” out. Then there was summer yard care, vacation travel, etc. Those are my excuses and I’m sticking to them.

On the travel, it included visiting Carlsbad Caverns and then up to Westcliffe, Colorado for a reunion of my wife’s family. Both good experiences. I’ve now visited both Mammoth Caves and Carlsbad Caverns. Carlsbad is definitely better.

In the meantime, I’ve been collecting ideas/thoughts/etc about future books, which include the Destiny’s Crucible and Harbinger series. Needless to say, the opening of Book 9 of DC is going to be quite interesting. After the smoke, or fog depending on the point of view, then there’s what’s next with the Narthani.

For Harbinger 2, what is the problem that Simeon has and how are Zack and the other Level 3 supposed to help? Stay tuned.

For both books, the usual pattern is for the final ideas to gel. I won’t say the ideas “Come to me,” but that’s how it seems at times.

However, there HAS been some writing going on. I was never happy with the final version of “A Tangled Road to Justice” – for several reasons I won’t dwell on. I’ve now rewritten “Tangled” and am in the revision phase for the sequel, tentatively entitled “An Elusive Eden.”

There have been many questions about whether the other survivors of that infamous United Airlines flight will get books of their own. It’s possible, but there’s no timeline. Certainly, the woman surgeon and retired military couple deserve more telling of their stories. Is “Ghost” really dead? Then there’s the mathematician on Krinolin, not the mention the French wine maker, police captain, and…well…all the rest. There are also two other books about a quarter written, but which I haven’t worked on for several years: a catastrophic asteroid strike off South Africa, and a mission to explore the first alien ruins discovered after humans spread out from Earth. I like both stories, but again…time.

There’s also the holiday short story to write. That’s another case where the plot will have to come to me, hopefully before December 25.

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3 months ago

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Take your rest when you need it sir. You will still have a devoted fan base if it takes a bit longer to write. I absolutely love your work, but I love the idea of you not working your health into the ground more. I can hear how Yosef and Mark build a rotary gun to deal with Narth once and for all a year or two later if I need to. I won't like it, but I understand completely lol.

The ideas “Come to me” <— wonderful! I hope many more do that 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Loved Tangled & await a follow on. A fun read. My most anticipated would be a follow on to Harbinger.

Funny you mentioned the ghost. I was wondering the same thing. Did the Nanos heal him after !?.. Thanks Olan for the update. Read 8 and can't wait for the audio and of course next in series. Thanks for your beautiful mind and stories.

Love your writing and appreciate the exceptional imagination that it comes from. Wish you great health and continued success. As a musician I know the joy of entertaining others. No greater gift than to help others enjoy their day. Thank you so much. Looking forward to 8.

Well...just do your best. (But do it quickly darn you!) Lol Just kidding...kinda 😁

The worst part about book 8 of DC is having to wait for book 9!!

I would love to read a follow-on novella about "Ghost." It would make a nice Christmas present.

Destiny's Crucible is superlative and I will waiting for 8 to download on my Audible in December. I am quite certain there is much more to the story of Harbinger and definitely look forward to the next book. Thank you for your superb writing skills and depth of imagination. I do hope that Jonathan Davis will continue to be the narrator for you on Audible.

Loving DC, but eagerly awaking more Harbinger as well

I love Destiny's Crucible. I hope you can find the time for Harbinger.

Can't wait for all of these Olan, love your writing. Things are dull in the UK when I'm not listening to one of your books. Got A fearful symmetry in my wish list on Audible and am waiting with anticipation for 6th December.

I hope you will do something with the doctor from Tales of Anyar, Unearthly Stars. That story fascinated me and I would make a great book.

I would eventually like to aee the future, How fast can he push the technology advancements

Love your imagination! Your audiobooks are my favorite travel companion.

All of your ideas sound wonderful!

Well, something just came to me...Yozef needs to build somethng that flies. Chemistry = gas = airship? Or bamboo glider with silk wings, or hangliders or paragliders? Mark should be more savvy on the aerodynamics side. Yozef and Mark could start Caedellium Aerospace 😎🤣

So excited for more!

Really enjoy these. Keep ‘em coming.

You can make a story about that police captain who now lives in another planet. How about an Earth man policeman who now works as a policeman or a detective in a planet with a technology, political and economic set up very similar to the Roman Empire? It is like Jack Reacher in another planet. Lol!

I really enjoyed reading the DC series, thanks.

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I'm informed by the audio company that due to a heavy schedule by the regular narrator, Book 8, A Fearful Symmetry, will probably not be released until December. Pre-order to come in the next month. Sorry. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

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Do they not realize how important this is to me as an individual and that they should set aside all other projects to ensure my satisfaction? I demand satisfaction!

I’m not surprised that Mr. Davis is in high demand. He’s an excellent narrator.

I'd rather wait than change narrators

Oh man, I'm so glad you weren't telling us someone else was going to narrate. I was scared. I found your series searching audible for other things Jonathon Davis has narrated because I'm a huge Star Wars fan, and he narrates some of the great ones! Love the series by the way!

Thanks for letting us know. I know it’ll be worth the wait! No worries. Keep up the amazing work!

Waiting for the narrator is worth it! Thank you for the update!

Good narration by Jonathan Davis is an essential part of the complete experience, so I guess we wait. Thanks for keeping us up to date. But maybe in all that time you could squeeze in an extra book and then he could do two at once? Well, it was worth a shot...

I can wait as I am readily waiting for Book 9! Thanks Olan

I'm 68 and haven't read a book since I discovered Audible 10 years ago. Love listening anytime I can. I wear headphones around my neck 20 hours a day. I listen to books on the way to work, at work, heading home and when I go to bed. Only take them off to charge them. Jonathan Davis has a great voice. I can wait. I won't explode, but I might, so, stand back just in case.

No way i can wait. Sometimes i wish I hadn't discovered you until the series was complete. I read it as soon as it came out and can't wait for the next one.

I'm going on a 17 hour flight to Asia the end of this month and I was hoping to spend that airline flight listening to book 8. Now I'll be spending that time looking out the window searching for a big object and hope we do not collide.

At least we know now. Cheers for letting us know Olan. I know what I'll be listening to in Dec/Jan...

Thanks for letting us know. The anticipation is killing me but that’ll just make the payoff more delicious

It sucks but at least it’s not a simultaneous release. Then we’d still be waiting to read the ebook.

It will be well worth the wait. for the story you have written. Also, Jonathan Davis is a superlative narrator. He brings the story to life. I have all your books and I would add that Davis is my favorite of all narrators on Audible.

I couldn’t wait, I bought the book. let me tell you the ending..Soylent Green.🤪

Worth the wait. Jonathan Davis is a stellar storyteller.

,All I want for St. Nicholas Day... 🎅

I’m going to start again to help me wait!

I’m gutted but I know it’s worth the wait and in theory we won’t have as long to wait for book 10 😉

Id prefer a delay vs a different narrator

It’s not your fault. It’s better to wait than to have a different narrator. Jonathan Davis is definitely worth the wait

Worth the wait!

Happy to wait for Jonathan he's the only voice for this.

What a shame but oh well. At least I won't keep checking. Any idea how many books will be in the series total?

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Coming back from Denver after two weeks away from home there was a happening that came just short of being too unbelievable.

If you remember from “Cast Under an Alien Sun,” Joe’s plane was near Denver when it collided with an alien spacecraft. Joe was sitting in seat 27A. Next to him was a Hispanic girl in 27B.

On our return flight, from Denver, I suddenly realized something. I was sitting in 30A, just three seats behind where Joe was. My grandson was in 29A and his mother, with a Hispanic ancestry, was in 29B. With just a few seat adjustments forward, I would have REALLY started to wonder. Still…I looked out the window a few times…just in case.
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Update - his grandson is very pleased not to have lost his mother but is very disappointed he remains on boring Earth today.

I was listening to the audiobook on a flight from the west coast to the midwest as the story was unfolding with eerily similar details as my travels. I’m sure I checked out the window a few times as well. 😄

Reading Fearful Symmetry now. Only 170 pages left. I don’t want it to end... Thank you for the series and all the hard work it must take. I can’t wait for more!

Ok, Fearful Symmetry was AWESOME! But that cliffhanger is just mean!!! So imma need you to hurry up and release the next book asap plzkthx. 😉

I guess you are still hear. Waiting for the audio version of the next book. 😋😋

I just finished "A Fearful Symmetry". Can't wait for the next one!

Any update on the audio book version ? I have been spoilt for years now and just cant take the time to sit and read

I thought you were going to say you saw an UFO.

Really enjoying this series Olan -

Time to go back and read these again!

Love that series....

What's the phrase, life following fiction? Lol

✈️ + 👽 = ❤️ 📖

So who's been booking seat 27A and waiting for their nanites?

Olan did that same feeling occurred to you, when you were skinny-dipping on the beach.??

was it the same kind of aircraft? Loved that series, is there going to be more then you have written so far? I love the culture that allowed joseph to flourish and add more to a society then he would have on earth. jump starting the industrial revolution. I hope they take in to account the mistake we made during the that revolution.

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Back home after two weeks of travel. First week was visiting Carlsbad Caverns for the first time (totally cool place – literally and figuratively). Then wound way north visiting friends and my editor (Patti Waldygo) until reaching Westcliffe, Colorado for a week-long reunion of Kathleen’s family. Lots of stark, green, forested, bare, beautiful, foreboding, etc terrain – depending on the specific place. It was a good time, but good to be home again.

There was a spooky happening on the return, but I’ll save that for a follow-up posting.

Lot’s of garden work to do after being gone two weeks at the height of the growing season. Tomatoes/cucumbers to prune down to keep from getting too big, weeds that popped up since we left, doing summer pruning on fruit trees to control from getting too big, plus several moderate projects to do before fall.

Books? Oh yeah. Those. :>) Best to project book 9 of Destiny’s Crucible to come out a year from now. It takes time for everything to gel…or should I say until everything “comes to me.” In the next months there will be working on two projects. One is Harbinger 2. The other is the projected four-book series starting with “A Tangled Road to Justice.” The latter was not successful, but I’m persistent…which can or cannot be a virtue. The original involved me experimenting plus taking advice from an Amazon Editor (not my regular) that may not have been the best. I’m rewriting the first book and have the following three already outlined.
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7 months ago

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Well I enjoyed a tangled Road to justice I would like to see it other stories following the same storyline

Glad that you're working on Harbinger and Justice. I particularly liked the concept of Justice, somewhere between Seven Samurai and secret agents. Hope you find the inspiration to carry these onwards.

I really enjoyed a Tangled Road to Justice & would love to read more in this series. Just finished Harbinger (we have the Kindle edition (for me) and the Audible book for my husband) & all I can say is it is a fantastic story. Absolutely love anything you write! Thanks for sharing the stories in your head & heart. You are a favorite of my husband and I.

Happy to see all three avenues pursued, but it's nice you got to vacation. You're writing books that span a globe, so it's best you visit some of our globe's venues to keep your mind open to the many ways things can vary. (And surely there must be a tax deduction for necessary research?)

i loved "a tangled road..." read everything you've written... want you to start jogging and eating right so i have a LONG time ahead of me reading more of your awesome imagination !!

I just finished Harbinger last week, I'm glad to see that the sequel is in the works!

I enjoyed all your books including A Tangled Road to Justice” and “The Pink Flamingo”. Will we see any more of Greta Havorsford?

Sounds great!!

Any word yet when the audiobook for “A Fearful Symmetry” will be released?

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When will it be on audible?

Finally get to sit down and start digging into this book. 🙌 happy Friday! Have a good weekend everyone ! .

Awesome!! I will have paperback version in 2 days!!! Thanks Olan Thorensen for producing another book so fast . I'm sure it will be amazing as always. Can't wait to see what the 2 new Americans bring to the table. So exciting!

Already bought...read and left a review on Amazon

Olan i just completed the book fearful symmetry. I think is the fastest I read one of your books and the longest one. Question when can we expect the next one looking forward to read it. Great history. Kudos Olan Thorensen

Just finished the ebook. Very, very good! 🏆

Just finished! Very good, found myself glued to it the last 4 days. It hard to cook, do chores ect while simultaneously reading lol! I thoroughly enjoyed and looking forward to the next installment on the trials and tribulations of Anyar!!

The book was so good and the ending was a cliffhanger. Any idea when the next book in the series might be published?

I'm excited but I want the audio book so I have to wait.

Greatly enjoyed your latest book! Wow. Thank you for putting a bright spot in our world.

Already finished and left a review. Awesome book, but after that cliff at the end, I need more.

Amazing Book! Thank you !

I'm not happy that you didn't even touch on the cliffhanger in the previous book, only to leave us with a new and completely separate cliffhanger in this one.

Please post info on when the audiobook is gonna be ready for us who don’t read so good/prefer to listen. Thanks.

This is more related to “A Dubious Peace” item, but I suspect Mark Kaldwell would appreciate the video I just watched about the importance of the metal lathe. youtu.be/djB9oK6pkbA

When is audiobook out?

I got my audio book.

And now to have it on my shelf

My copy is extra-special, it has 2 chapter 31s.

Purchased...

Ordered!

So.... Can we assume book 9 comes next month? 😉

An absolutely increredible & captivating book!! I must ask, when do you plan on the next installment?

Love the book! Reflected correlation with Ukraine uniting as a type of NATO against Russia.

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Only a few more days. Sorry book 8 isn’t out now, but while inputting the files to Amazon it got locked into a date in a manner I’m not clear how it happened.

I’ve had a couple of messages from people reading the Facebook announcement about book 8’s release – saying they did not realize there was a mail list for release announcements. Being on the list avoids having to check Amazon for new books. It also gets the member the yearly Christmas-time short story. For example, people on the mail list last December had the opportunity to know what Januspuvako is and why it’s important to the Fuomi. They also know how a keiko horn and the musoni plant are related to Januspuvako, how Urglors are important in Fuomon history, and what is an erscorpka and how a particular one fascinated Yozef. Finally, they know what Yozef confessed to Eina and Rhaedri.

Anyone not on the mail list can still read the short stories by finding them on the web pages that you may not know exist. Go to olanthorensen.com for information, maps, short stories, etc. However, the short stories are only on the web page after 6-8 months, so the 2021 story is not there yet. Until the story is posted to the web page, I usually, I send out the latest XMAS story to batches of new mail list members.

Anyone wanting to be on the mail list can join by using the contact pages at olanthorensen.com, respond to this Facebook posting, or by emailing me their mail address at olanthorensen@gmail.com.

To anyone thinking they were already on the list and somehow think they are not...who knows what happened? Just send me your address and we'll try again.

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Love me some Destiny’s Crucible. Keep ‘em coming!

One issue with the new book is the Blood types. It says AB can't give and can't receive. AB are universal receivers, they can receive blood from anyone but can only give to people with AB. O are universal donars they can give blood to anyone but can only receive blood from O types.

I was gonna say Saturdays a weird day for release. Its normally Tuesday or Friday.

Just finished the book. Amazing, but that cliff at the end...

Would love to be added to your mailing list. Geokjp@gmail.com

Would love to be added to your mailing list jpeguero103@gmail.com

I'd like the email! Listening to Destiny for the 5th time right now! We just met Alys 🙂 silverram01@gmail.com Thanks!

I would also love to be added to the email list! Razi.abdullah95@gmail.com

Love the Christmas stories!

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