Re: Science Fiction

Tue, 22 Nov 1994 15:47:46 CST

On Tue, 22 Nov 1994 09:27:01 -0800 Jeb Weisman said:
>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.

I think you mean Chad Oliver, who until his recent death was with the
anthropology department at the University of Texas. He also wrote
Westerns. Chad Everett is an actor (remember Medical Center?) with
no anthropological training, as far as I know.

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

My understanding is that Vonnegut was eventually awarded his Master's
by the University of Chicago in anthropology after they decided they
could accept his novel _Cat's Cradle_ as a thesis. But don't quote me
on that - I might have the details wrong.


Lee Cronk
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Texas A&M University
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