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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.

Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy, Western, Horror, Children's Fiction
 
Series
Lorens van Norreys
   1. The Sword is Drawn (1944)
   2. Sword in Sheath (1949)
     aka Island of the Lost
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After the Apocalypse
   Daybreak 2250 AD (1952)
     aka Star Man's Son
   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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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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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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Dipple
   1. Catseye (1961)
   2. Night of Masks (1964)
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Magic Books
   1. Steel Magic (1965)
     aka Gray magic
   2. Octagon Magic (1967)
   3. Dragon Magic (1967)
   4. Lavender-Green Magic (1974)
   5. Red Hart Magic (1976)
   Fur Magic (1968)
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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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Novels
   The Prince Commands (1934)
   Ralestone Luck (1938)
   Follow the Drum (1942)
   Rogue Reynard (1947)
   Scarface (1948)
   Huon of the Horn (1951)
   At Swords' Points (1954)
   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)
   Seven Spells to Sunday (1979) (with Phyllis Miller)
   Snow Shadow (1979)
   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)
   Sneeze on Sunday (1992) (with Gene Allen Hogarth)
     aka Murders for Sale
   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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Omnibus
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Collections
   High Sorcery (1970)
   The Many Worlds of Andre Norton (1974)
     aka The Book 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 Terry Carr, Murray Leinster and H Beam Piper)
   The Andre Norton Megapack (2012)
   More Fantastic Stories (2013) (with Frank Herbert, Carl Jacobi, R A Lafferty, Edgar Pangborn, Clifford D Simak and Stanley G Weinbaum)
   Tales from High Hallack (2013)
   Fantastic Stories Presents: Science Fiction Super Pack 2 (2018) (with Poul Anderson, Jerome Bixby, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Algis Budrys, Brenda W Clough, Philip K Dick, Harry Harrison, Murry Leinster, Katherine MacLean, Judith Merril, C L Moore, H Beam Piper, Frederick Pohl, Robert Sheckley, Everlyn E Smith, Allen Steele and Jamie Wild)
   The Fantasy Super Pack #2 (2018) (with Poul Anderson, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Brenda W Clough, Philip K Dick, Ron Gou, Ron Goulart, Robert E Howard, Laurence M Janifer, Nicole Givens Kurtz, Henry Kuttner, R A Lafferty, Warren Lapine, Fritz Leiber, Gene Mederos, C L Moore, Alan E Nourse, Dorothy Quick, Mike Resnick, Robert Sheckley, Evelyn E Smith, Steve Rasnic Tem, Sydney J Van Scyoc, Brea Viragh and Stanley G Weinbaum)
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Novellas
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Series contributed to
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Anthology series
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Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
   Gates to Tomorrow (1973) (with Ernestine Donaldy)
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Anthologies containing stories by Andre Norton
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Short stories
All Cats Are Gray (1953)
Mousetrap (1954)
Wizard's World (1967)Hugo (nominee)
Spider Silk (1976)
Were-Wraith (1984)
Serpent's Tooth [short story] (1987)
The Dowry of the Rag Picker's Daughter (1988)
Hob's Pot (1990)
No Folded Hands (1996)
Frog Magic (1997)
Churchyard Yew (1999)
Noble Warrior And the "gentleman" (1999)
Root And Branch Shall Change (1999)
Needle And Dream (2000)
Procession to Var (2000)
Set in Stone (2000)


Awards
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1964) : Witch World
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1968) : Wizard's World
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement nominee (1981)
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement nominee (1982)
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement winner (1998)


Books about Andre Norton
Andre Norton (1966) by Sharon Wilbur
The First Editions of Andre Norton (1974) by David G Turner
Roger Zelazny and Andre Norton, Proponents of Individualism (1979) by Carl B Yoke
Andre Norton (1994) by Irene Harrison and Roger Schlobin
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Andre Norton recommends
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Too Many Magicians (1966)
(Lord Darcy, book 2)
Randall Garrett
"A cannot count the number of times I have read TOO MANY MAGICIANS - each time with the same pleasure."
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Mahogany Trinrose (1981)
(Sime/Gen, book 4)
Jacqueline Lichtenberg
"Imaginative and outstanding. It captures the reader and won't let go."
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Daggerspell (1986)
(Deverry, book 1)
Katharine Kerr
"One of the best sword and sorcery novels I have read in some time."
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The Voices of Heaven (1994)
Frederik Pohl
"Rousing adventure ... a very exciting and reader-enticing series!"
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Crota (1996)
Owl Goingback
"One of the best un-put-downable novels that has passed through my hands in a long time. Goingback has excelled. Excitement on every page."
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Obsidian Butterfly (2000)
(Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, book 9)
Laurell K Hamilton
"...a departure from the usual type of vampire tale which will have a wide appeal to any reader hunting for both chills and fun."
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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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Wings of Morning (2005)
Katharine Eliska Kimbriel
"I want to thank you very much for introducing me to your world."
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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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