Re: Science Fiction

Jeb Weisman (weisman@PACIFICU.EDU)
Tue, 22 Nov 1994 09:27:01 -0800

Though somewhat tangential, another question you might investigate is
that of anthropologists who write Science Fiction.

First among these is Chad Everett (sp?) who, I believe, was actually chair
of a department, though it's been so long I can't remember which.

Kurt Vonnegut, though not practicing received his Masters in Anthro, I

Shirley Jackson, famous for her work, "The Lottery," was an anthropologist.

Of course, Ursula K. LeGuin may not officially count as a formally trained
anthropologist, but it's clear her father is prominent in her work (Kroeber).

There are more but it's been about a decade since I thought about this
and so most of the info has been filed in the "bit-bucket" (my homage to
Sherry Turkle).

-Jeb Weisman
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