Cast Under an Alien Sun | Podium Audio

Destiny’s Crucible

Cast Under an Alien Sun

Book 1

By: Olan Thorensen

Performed by: Jonathan Davis

Released: May 30, 2017

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 15 hr, 44 min

What if you were thrown into a foreign society, never to see home again? What would you do, and could you survive?
Joe Colsco boarded a flight from San Francisco to Chicago to attend a national chemistry meeting. He would never set foot on Earth again.
On planet Anyar, Joe is found unconscious on a beach of a large island inhabited by humans where the level of technology is similar to Earth circa 1700. He awakes amid strangers speaking an unintelligible language and struggles to accept losing his previous life and finding a place in a society with different customs, needing a way to support himself and not knowing a single soul. His worry about finding a place is assuaged when he finds ways to apply his knowledge of chemistry – as long as he is circumspect in introducing new knowledge not too far in advance of the planet’s technology and being labelled a demon.
As he adjusts, Joe finds that he has be dropped into a developing clash between the people who cared for him, and for whom he develops an affinity, and a military power from elsewhere on the planet – a power with designs on conquest. Unaware, Joseph Colsco has been poured into a crucible where time and trials will transform him in ways he could never have imagined.
Cast Under an Alien Sun┬áis a story that’s science fiction in premise, adventure in execution – a cross-genre adventure with elements of science fiction, history, hard science, epic fantasy, time travel, romance, alien contact, and space colonization.

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Author:

Olan Thorensen

Born in Louisiana, raised in Northern California (Hayward, CA and Fortuna, CA). Graduated from Fortuna Union High School. Served in the United States Army Special Forces including in Vietnam as part of the SOG program leading reconnaissance patrols into Laos first from Khe Sanh and then other bases. Awarded BA Degree in Zoology, University of California, Berkeley. Phd degree in Genetics, Purdue University. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Author and Co-author of 200 scientific publications on molecular biology, genetics, and bioinformatics. Lives in the Blue Ridge country of Virginia with wife Kathleen.

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PERFORMER:

Jonathan Davis

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