16 Quotations from Chad Oliver
|1954Let Me Live in a House in Universe Science Fiction Mar. 44/1 The trouble is…that you have a word, ‘alien,’ and no concept to go with it. You persist in reducing me to non-alien terms, and I assure you that I will not reduce. I am, by definition, not human.
|1957Didn’t He Ramble in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Apr. 125/1 Robots, of course—or androids, to give them their proper names. Brilliant ones. You couldn’t tell the difference unless you looked too close.
|atomics n. 1
|1952Blood's a Rover in Astounding Science-Fiction May 17/2 The two men fell silent then, looking at the neat brown rows of sacks, feeling the star ship tremble slightly under them with the thunder of her great atomics.
|1952First to Stars in Astounding Science-Fiction July 136/1 The Viking was not, of course, a faster-than-light ship.
|1955Field Expedient in Astounding Science Fiction Jan. 91/2 The ship carried two pilots, a navigator, a doctor, fifty babies, twenty-five special humanoid robots, computers, and supplies.
|1952First to the Stars in Astounding Science Fiction July 129/1 It was a sub-space survey report—normal space being sub-space with respect to their ship, the Wilson Langford, in hyperspace—and seemed to be routine enough at first glance.
|1956I, Claude in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Feb. 101 ‘So,’ Claude said without emotion, ‘your Esper Muties would rule the world, yet they cannot spell tyranny.’
|1954Field Expedient in Astounding Science Fiction Jan. 89/2 After a million years or so of bashing in each other’s brains with bigger and better weapons, the human animal had finally achieved a fairly uniform, stable, planet-wide civilization.
|1955Field Expedient in Astounding Science-Fiction Jan. 91/2 The ship carried two pilots, a navigator, a doctor, fifty babies, twenty-five special humanoid robots, computers, and supplies.
|1952First to Stars in W. F. Nolan Edge of Forever (1971) 255 The efficient team of the launch, spacesuited for protection, swung the emergency air lock and cutter into position.
|star drive n.
|1952Blood's a Rover in Astounding Science Fiction May 33/1 Man’s horizons exploded to the rims of the universe with the perfection of the star drive—he was no longer living on a world but in an inhabited universe.
|1953Ant & Eye in W. F. Nolan Edge of Forever (1971) 189 And after you tell us dummies what to do to save Beloved Terra, come on back and we’ll have a beer.
|time track n.
|1959Transfusion in Astounding Science Fiction June 52/1 The bones are real, I’ve held them in my hands, and they’re still in place in the museums. No amount of twaddle about alternate time-tracks and congruent universes is going to change that.
|1953Shore of Tomorrow in Startling Stories Mar. v. 107/2 ‘It’s been a strange homecoming for you, my son,’ said his Father, speaking in Titanian. ‘I hope you can forgive us.’
|1954Field Expedient in W. F. Nolan Edge of Forever (1971) 143 The ten Earth-days of the Venusian night had been busy and full, and spiced with the exoticism of the truly new.
|1952First to Stars in W. F. Nolan Edge of Forever (1971) 242 But more wonderful still was the soft, steady light from the myriad of stars that were suspended in the black velvet of the viewports.