(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 has invented the trackball telescope, which he put the blueprints of into the public domain.
- Mudd in Your Eye
- Where Sea Meets Sky
- The Flaming Arrow (with Kathy Oltion)
- Star Trek: New Earth (with Dean Wesley Smith, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Diane Carey, L.A. Graf and Kathy Oltion)