Although George Nader won a Golden Globe Award in 1955 as Most Promising Newcomer, the competition from male actors such as Rock Hudson and Tony Curtis made it difficult for him to land many leading man roles. In the late 50’s his homosexuality became known and ended his Hollywood career. He and his companion moved to Europe and Nader found steady work in films. An unfortunate accident in the mid-70’s left his with an eye injury that made him extremely sensitive to the bright lights of movie sets. He quit acting and began writing a series of science fiction novels. His novel Chrome, written in 1978, is the first science fiction novel to be centered on a homosexual love affair.