Chad Oliver

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Chad Oliver
Chad Oliver 1953.jpg
Chad Oliver c, 1953
Born 30 March 1928
Cincinnati, Ohio
Died 9 August 1993
Austin, Texas
Occupation Writer, Anthropologist, Professor
Nationality American
Period 1940s-1980s
Genre Science fiction, Western

Symmes Chadwick Oliver (30 March 1928 – 9 August 1993) was an American science fiction and Western writer and chairman of the Department of Anthropology of the University of Texas at Austin. He was also one of the founders of the Turkey City Writer's Workshop.



  • Mists of Dawn (1952)
  • Shadows in the Sun (1954)
  • The Winds of Time (1956)
  • Unearthly Neighbors (1960, revised in 1984)
  • The Wolf is My Brother (1967)
  • The Shores of Another Sea (1971)
  • Giants in the Dust (1976)
  • Broken Eagle (1989)
  • The Cannibal Owl (1994)


  • Another Kind (1955)
  • The Edge of Forever (1971)
  • A Star Above and Other Stories (2003)
  • Far from This Earth and Other Stories (2003)

Selected Short Fiction[edit]

  • "Transfusion" (1959)
  • "Blood's a Rover" in Robert Silverberg (ed). Deep Space, 1976. (Not to be confused with a proposed novel of the same title by Harlan Ellison). Presumably the titles of both were taken from the poem titled "Reveille" by A. E. Housman:
"Clay lies still, but blood's a rover;
Breath's a ware that will not keep.
Up, lad; when the journey's over
There'll be time enough for sleep."

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