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Andre Norton


(Alice Mary Norton)
USA flag (1912 - 2005)

aka Andrew North

For well over a half century, Andre Norton has been one of the most popular science fiction and fantasy authors in the world. Since her first SF novels were published in the 1940s, her adventure SF has enthralled readers young and old. With series such as Time Traders, Solar Queen, Forerunner, Beast Master, Crosstime, and Janus, as well as many stand-alone novels, her tales of action and adventure throughout the galaxy have drawn countless readers to science fiction.

Her fantasy, including the best-selling Witch World series, her "Magic" series, and many other unrelated novels, has been popular with readers for decades. Lauded as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, she is the recipient of a Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Convention. Not only have her books been enormously popular; she also has inspired several generations of SF and fantasy writers, especially many talented women writers who have followed in her footsteps. In the past two decades she has worked with other writers on a number of novels. Most notable among these are collaborations with Mercedes Lackey, the Halfblood Chronicles, as well as collaborations with A C Crispin (in the Witch World series) and Sherwood Smith (in the Time Traders and Solar Queen series).

Andre Norton died on thursday 17 March 2005 at her home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
 

Awards: WFA (1998), Nebula (1984)  see all

Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy, Western, Horror, Children's Fiction
 
Series
Swords
   1. The Sword is Drawn (1944)
   2. Sword in Sheath (1949)
     aka Island of the Lost
   3. At Swords' Points (1954)
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After the Apocalypse
   Star Man's Son (1952)
     aka Daybreak 2250 AD
   No Night Without Stars (1975)
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Central Control
   1. Star Rangers (1953)
     aka The Last Planet
   2. Star Guard (1955)
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Pax /Astra
   1. The Stars Are Ours (1954)
   2. Star Born (1957)
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Solar Queen
   1. Sargasso of Space (1955) (as by Andrew North)
   2. Plague Ship (1956) (as by Andrew North)
   3. Voodoo Planet (1959) (as by Andrew North)
   4. Postmarked the Stars (1969)
   5. Redline the Stars (1993) (with P M Griffin)
   6. Derelict for Trade (1997) (with Sherwood Smith)
   7. A Mind for Trade (1997) (with Sherwood Smith)
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Crosstime
   1. The Crossroads of Time (1956)
   2. Quest Crosstime (1965)

     aka Crosstime Agent

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Time Traders
   1. The Time Traders (1958)
   2. Galactic Derelict (1959)
   3. The Defiant Agents (1962)
   4. Key Out of Time (1963)
   5. Firehand (1994) (with P M Griffin)
   6. Echoes in Time (1999) (with Sherwood Smith)
   7. Atlantis Endgame (2002) (with Sherwood Smith)
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Hosteen Storm
   1. The Beast Master (1959)
   2. Lord of Thunder (1962)
   3. Beast Master's Ark (2002) (with Lyn McConchie)
   4. Beast Master's Circus (2004) (with Lyn McConchie)
   5. Beast Master's Quest (2006) (with Lyn McConchie)
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Forerunner
   1. Storm over Warlock (1960)
     aka Over Warlock
   2. Ordeal in Otherwhere (1964)
   3. Forerunner (1971)
   4. Forerunner Foray (1973)
   5. The Second Venture (1985)
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Game of Stars and Comets
   1. The X Factor (1965)
   2. The Sioux Spaceman (1960)
   3. Eye of the Monster (1962)
   4. Voorloper (1980)
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Dipple
   1. Catseye (1961)
   2. Night of Masks (1964)
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Rebel
   Ride Proud, Rebel! (1961)
   Rebel Spurs (1962)
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Janus
   1. Judgment on Janus (1963)
   2. Victory On Janus (1966)
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Witch World : Estcarp Cycle
   1. Witch World (1963)
   2. Web of the Witch World (1964)
   3. Three Against the Witch World (1965)
   4. Warlock of the Witch World (1967)
   5. Sorceress of the Witch World (1968)
   6. Trey of Swords (1977)
   7. Ware Hawk (1983)
   8. The Gate of the Cat (1987)
   9. Ciara's Song (1998) (with Lyn McConchie)
   10. The Duke's Ballad (2005) (with Lyn McConchie)
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Witch World : High Hallack Cycle
   1. Year of the Unicorn (1965)
   2. The Crystal Gryphon (1972)
   3. Spell of the Witch World (1972)
   4. The Jargoon Pard (1974)
   5. Zarsthor's Bane (1978)
   6. Gryphon in Glory (1981)
   7. Horn Crown (1981)
   8. Gryphon's Eyrie (1984) (with A C Crispin)
   9. Were-Wrath (1989)
   10. Songsmith (1992) (with A C Crispin)
   11. Silver May Tarnish (2005) (with Lyn McConchie)
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Magic Books
   1. Steel Magic (1965)
     aka Gray magic
   2. Octagon Magic (1967)
   3. Dragon Magic (1967)
   Fur Magic (1968)
   4. Lavender-Green Magic (1974)
   5. Red Hart Magic (1976)
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Moonsinger
   1. Moon of Three Rings (1966)
   2. Exiles of the Stars (1972)
   3. Flight in Yiktor (1986)
   4. Dare to Go A-hunting (1989)
   5. Brother to Shadows (1993)
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Murdoc Jern
   1. The Zero Stone (1968)
   2. Uncharted Stars (1969)
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Dark Companion
   1. Dark Piper (1968)
   2. Dread Companion (1970)
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Gods and Androids
   1. Android at Arms (1971)
   2. Wraiths of Time (1976)
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Star Ka'at (with Dorothy Madlee)
   1. Star Ka'at (1976)
   2. Star Ka'at World (1978)
   3. Star Ka'Ats and the Plant People (1979)
   4. Star Ka'Ats and the Winged Warriors (1976)
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Quag Keep
   1. Quag Keep (1978)
   2. Return to Quag Keep (2006) (with Jean Rabe)
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Central Asia (with Susan Shwartz)
   1. Imperial Lady (1989)
   2. Empire of the Eagle (1993)
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Halfblood Chronicles (with Mercedes Lackey)
   1. The Elvenbane (1991)
   2. Elvenblood (1995)
   3. Elvenborn (2002)
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Witch World : The Turning
   1. Storms of Victory (1991) (with P M Griffin)
   2. Flight of Vengeance (1992) (with P M Griffin and Mary H Schaub)
   3. On Wings of Magic (1994) (with Patricia Matthews and Sasha Miller)
   4. The Key of the Keplian (1995) (with Lyn McConchie)
   5. The Magestone (1996) (with Mary H Schaub)
   6. The Warding of Witch World (1996)
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Five Senses
   1. The Hands of Lyr (1994)
   2. The Mirror of Destiny (1995)
   3. The Scent of Magic (1998)
   4. The Wind in the Stone (1999)
   5. A Taste of Magic (2006) (with Jean Rabe)
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Novels
   The Prince Commands (1934)
   Ralestone Luck (1938)
   Follow the Drum (1942)
   Rogue Reynard (1947)
   Scarface (1948)
   Huon of the Horn (1951)
   Yankee Privateer (1955)
   Sea Siege (1957)
   Star Gate (1958)
   Secret of the Lost Race (1959)
     aka Wolfshead
   Shadow Hawk (1960)
   Star Hunter (1961)
   Operation Time Search (1967)
   Stand to Horse (1968)
   Ice Crown (1970)
   Bertie and May (1971) (with Bertha Stemm Norton)
   Breed to Come (1972)
   Garan the Eternal (1972)
   Here Abide Monsters (1973)
   Outside (1974)
   Iron Cage (1974)
   The White Jade Fox (1975)
   Merlin's Mirror (1975)
   Knave of Dreams (1975)
   The Day of the Ness (1975) (with Michael Gilbert)
   Perilous Dreams (1976)
   Velvet Shadows (1977)
   The Opal-eyed Fan (1977)
   Yurth Burden (1978)
   Snow Shadow (1979)
   Seven Spells to Sunday (1979) (with Phyllis Miller)
   Iron Butterflies (1980)
   Ten Mile Treasure (1981)
   Moon Called (1982)
   Caroline (1982) (with Enid Cushing)
   Wheel of Stars (1983)
   House of Shadows (1984) (with Phyllis Miller)
   Stand and Deliver (1984)
   Ride the Green Dragon (1985) (with Phyllis Miller)
   Serpent's Tooth (1987)
   The Jekyll Legacy (1990) (with Robert Bloch)
   Murders for Sale (1992) (with Gene Allen Hogarth)
     aka Sneeze on Sunday
   Tiger Burning Bright (1995) (with Marion Zimmer Bradley and Mercedes Lackey)
   Three Hands for Scorpio (2005)
   Dragon Mage (2008) (with Jean Rabe)
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Collections
   High Sorcery (1970)
   The Book of Andre Norton (1974)
     aka The Many Worlds of Andre Norton
   Moon Mirror (1988)
   Andre Norton : Fables and Futures (1989)
   Wizards' Worlds (1989) (with Ingrid Zierhut)
   4 Andre Norton Science Fiction Stories (2010)
   Space Travel (2010) (with Carey Rockwell)
   The Science Fiction of Andre Norton Volume 1 (2010)
   The Science Fiction of Andre Norton Volume 2 (2010)
   Visions of Distant Shores (2010)
   The God Machine and 4 Other Sci-Fi Masterpieces From the Golden Age (2012) (with others)
   More Fantastic Stories (2013) (with others)
   Tales from High Hallack (2013)
   Fantastic Stories Presents: Science Fiction Super Pack 2 (2018) (with others)
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Anthologies edited
   Space Service (1953)
   Space Pioneers (1954)
   Space Police (1956)
   Small Shadows Creep (1963)
   Gates to Tomorrow (1973) (with Ernestine Donaldy)
   Grand Master's Choice (1989)
   Renaissance Faire (2005) (with Jean Rabe)
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Anthology series
Magic in Ithkar (with Robert Adams)
   1. Magic in Ithkar (1985)
   2. Magic in Ithkar 2 (1985)
   3. Magic in Ithkar 3 (1986)
   4. Magic in Ithkar 4 (1987)
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Catfantastic (with Martin H Greenberg)
   1. Catfantastic (1989)
   2. Catfantastic II (1990)
   3. Catfantastic III (1994)
   Catfantastic IV (1996)
   Catfantastic V (1999)
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Series contributed to
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Books containing stories by Andre Norton
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Sense of Wonder (2023)
A Century of Science Fiction
edited by
Leigh Ronald Grossman
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A Cat of Space and Time (2020)
(Year of the Cat , book 6)
edited by
Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith
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The Future Is Female! (2018)
(Future Is Female!, book 1)
edited by
Lisa Yaszek

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Awards
1998 World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement
1984 Grand Master Award

Award nominations
1990 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Wizards' Worlds
1984 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Ware Hawk
1982 World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement (nominee)
1982 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Horn Crown
1982 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Gryphon in Glory
1981 World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement (nominee)
1981 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Lore of the Witch World
1968 Hugo Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Wizard's World
1964 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Witch World


Andre Norton recommends
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Dragon's Tongue (2006)
(Demon-Bound, book 1)
Laura J Underwood
"Here is an exciting - and most satisfying - tale of magical adventuring."
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Wings of Morning (2005)
Katharine Eliska Kimbriel
"I want to thank you very much for introducing me to your world."
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The Lesser Kindred (2000)
(Song in the Silence, book 2)
Elizabeth Kerner
"Not since Elizabeth Moon's valiant Pak has a heroine of such status, physical and moral, stormed onto the stage of fantasy."

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