(written from a Production point of view)
Oltion was born in Sheridon, Wyoming, and currently lives in Eugene, Oregon. He has written tie-ins to Star Wars as well as Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Robots and Aliens and Cheap Hyperdrive. He is the husband of Kathy Oltion. Along with his wife, he is a member of the Wordos writing group, which specializes in science fiction.
He is a keen amateur astronomer, and invented the trackball telescope, which he put the blueprints of into the public domain.
- Pocket TOS: Mudd in Your Eye
- Star Trek: The Captain's Table: Where Sea Meets Sky
- Star Trek: New Earth: The Flaming Arrow (with Kathy Oltion)