Author

Chad Oliver

American anthropologist and fiction author (1928-1993)

1928   -   1993

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
occupation: anthropologist, novelist, writer, university teacher, science fiction writer

Symmes Chadwick Oliver (30 March 1928 – 9 August 1993) was an American anthropologist and science fiction and Western writer. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. His father was a surgeon and his mother a nurse. When he was young he suffered from rheumatic fever and as a result spent some time as an invalid, a time during which he became interested in science fiction. He spent most of his life in Austin, Texas where he was twice chairman of the Department of Anthropology of the University of Texas. He was also one of the founders of the Turkey City Writer's Workshop. He first attended the University in 1946 as a student and, apart from a brief sojourn to UCLA to obtain his Ph.D., he remained there in some capacity until his death, 47 years later. He first had a story published in 1950. His science fiction is generally classified as anthropological science fiction because he often used insights from his professional work to inform his fictional writing.An avid fly fisherman, Professor Oliver supported the Guadalupe River Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the cold water fishery downstream from Canyon Dam. Numerous scenes in his writings made reference to actions and experiences related to fishing in moving water (e.g. wading a river in "Shores of Another Sea").
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Series

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Works

9

Unearthly Neighbors

literary work

author: Chad Oliver

The Winds of Time

book by Chad Oliver

author: Chad Oliver

1957

Another Kind

book by Chad Oliver

author: Chad Oliver

1955

Mists of Dawn

book by Chad Oliver

author: Chad Oliver

1952

Transfusion

Chad Oliver short story

author: Chad Oliver

Blood's a rover

1952 novella by Chad Oliver

author: Chad Oliver

1952

Any More at Home Like You?

short story by Chad Oliver

author: Chad Oliver

Let Me Live in a House

science fiction novelette by Chad Oliver

author: Chad Oliver

1954

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