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Andre Norton


(Alice Mary Norton)
USA (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 R 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.
 
Series
Lorens van Norreys
1. The Sword is Drawn (1944)
2. Sword in Sheath (1949)
     aka Island of the Lost
The Sword is DrawnSword in Sheath
 
After the Apocalypse
Daybreak 2250 AD (1952)
     aka Star Man's Son
No Night Without Stars (1975)
Darkness and Dawn (omnibus) (2003)
Daybreak 2250 ADNo Night Without StarsDarkness and Dawn
 
Central Control
1. Star Rangers (1953)
     aka The Last Planet
2. Star Guard (1955)
Star Soldiers (omnibus) (2001)
Star RangersStar GuardStar Soldiers
 
Pax / Astra
1. The Stars Are Ours (1954)
2. Star Born (1957)
Star Flight (omnibus) (2007)
The Stars Are OursStar BornStar Flight
 
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 Pauline M Griffin)
6. Derelict for Trade (1997) (with Sherwood Smith)
7. A Mind for Trade (1997) (with Sherwood Smith)
The Solar Queen (omnibus) (2003)
Sargasso of SpacePlague ShipVoodoo PlanetPostmarked the Stars
Redline the StarsDerelict for TradeA Mind for TradeThe Solar Queen
 
Crosstime
1. The Crossroads of Time (1956)
2. Quest Crosstime (1965)
     aka Crosstime Agent
Crosstime (omnibus) (2008)
The Crossroads of TimeQuest CrosstimeCrosstime
 
The Time TradersGalactic DerelictThe Defiant AgentsKey Out of Time
FirehandEchoes in TimeAtlantis EndgameTime Traders II
Time Traders IIIThe Time Traders Omnibus
 
The Beast MasterLord of ThunderBeast Master's ArkBeast Master's Circus
Beast Master TeamBeast Master's PlanetBeast Master's Quest
 
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)
Warlock (omnibus) (2002)
The Forerunner Factor (omnibus) (2012)
Storm over WarlockOrdeal in OtherwhereForerunnerForerunner Foray
The Second VentureWarlockThe Forerunner Factor
 
The X FactorThe Sioux SpacemanEye of the MonsterVoorloper
The Game of Stars and Comets
 
CatseyeNight of MasksMasks of the Outcasts
 
Ride Proud, Rebel!Rebel Spurs
 
Judgment on JanusVictory On JanusJanus
 
Witch WorldWeb of the Witch WorldThree Against the Witch WorldWarlock of the Witch World
Sorceress of the Witch WorldTrey of SwordsWare HawkThe Gate of the Cat
Ciara's SongThe Duke's BalladAnnals of the Witch WorldChronicles of the Witch World
The Gates to Witch WorldLost Lands of Witch World
 
Year of the UnicornThe Crystal GryphonSpell of the Witch WorldThe Jargoon Pard
Zarsthor's BaneGryphon in GloryHorn CrownGryphon's Eyrie
SongsmithSilver May Tarnish
 
Steel MagicOctagon MagicDragon MagicLavender-Green Magic
Red Hart MagicFur Magic
 
Moon of Three RingsExiles of the StarsFlight in YiktorDare to Go A-hunting
Brother to ShadowsMoonsingerMoonsinger's Quest
 
The Zero StoneUncharted StarsSearch for the Star Stones
 
Dark Companion
1. Dark Piper (1968)
2. Dread Companion (1970)
Dark Companion (omnibus) (2004)
Dark PiperDread CompanionDark Companion
 
Gods and Androids
1. Android at Arms (1971)
2. Wraiths of Time (1976)
Gods and Androids (omnibus) (2004)
Android at ArmsWraiths of TimeGods and Androids
 
Star Ka'atStar Ka'at WorldStar Ka'Ats and the Plant PeopleStar Ka'Ats and the Winged Warriors
 
Quag KeepReturn to Quag Keep
 
Lore of the Witch WorldTales of the Witch World 1Tales of the Witch World 2Four from the Witch World
Tales of the Witch World 3Swords & Spells
 
Halfblood Chronicles (with Mercedes Lackey)
1. Elvenbane (1991)
2. Elvenblood (1995)
3. Elvenborn (2002)
ElvenbaneElvenbloodElvenborn
 
Witch World : The Turning
1. Storms of Victory (1991) (with Pauline M Griffin)
2. Flight of Vengeance (1992) (with Pauline 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)
Storms of VictoryFlight of VengeanceOn Wings of MagicThe Key of the Keplian
The MagestoneThe Warding of Witch World
 
The Mark of the CatMark of the Cat / The Year of the Rat
 
The Hands of LyrThe Mirror of DestinyThe Scent of MagicThe Wind in the Stone
A Taste of Magic
 
The Shadow of AlbionLeopard in Exile
 
To the King a DaughterKnight or KnaveA Crown DisownedDragon Blade
The Knight of the Red Beard
 
Witch World : Secrets of the Witch World (with Lyn McConchie)
Secrets of the Witch World (omnibus) (2001)
Secrets of the Witch World
 
Tales from High Hallack, Volume 1: The Collected Short Stories of Andre NortonTales from High Hallack, Volume 2Tales from High Hallack, Volume 3
 
Novels
The Prince CommandsRalestone LuckFollow the DrumRogue Reynard
ScarfaceHuon of the HornAt Swords' PointsYankee Privateer
Sea SiegeStar GateSecret of the Lost RaceShadow Hawk
Star HunterOperation Time SearchStand to HorseIce Crown
Bertie and MayBreed to ComeGaran the EternalHere Abide Monsters
OutsideIron CageMerlin's MirrorThe White Jade Fox
Knave of DreamsThe Day of the NessPerilous DreamsVelvet Shadows
The Opal-eyed FanYurth BurdenSeven Spells to SundaySnow Shadow
Iron ButterfliesTen Mile TreasureMoon CalledCaroline
Wheel of StarsHouse of ShadowsStand and DeliverRide the Green Dragon
Serpent's ToothImperial Lady: A Fantasy of Han ChinaThe Jekyll LegacySneeze on Sunday
Empire of the EagleTiger Burning BrightThree Hands for ScorpioDragon Mage: A Sequel to Dragon Magic
 
Omnibus
3 Faces Of Time / Stars Are Ours!The Sioux Spaceman / And Then the Town Took OffStar Hunter / Voodoo PlanetThe Magic Books: Fur Magic, Steel Magic, Octogon Magic
Plague Ship / Lani People / Operation TerrorFrom the Sea to the StarsThe Works of Andre Norton: 14 Books and Short StoriesBlack Magic Holiday / Star Hunter
Deadly DreamsStar Struck: Star Born & Operation Outer SpaceIce and ShadowThe Iron Breed
Children of the Gates
 
Collections
High SorceryThe Many Worlds of Andre NortonMoon MirrorWizards' Worlds
4 Andre Norton Science Fiction StoriesSpace Travel: 15 Essential Sci-Fi StoriesThe Science Fiction of Andre Norton Volume 1The Science Fiction of Andre Norton Volume 2
Visions of Distant ShoresThe God Machine and 4 Other Sci-Fi Masterpieces From the Golden AgeThe Andre Norton Megapack: 15 Classic Novels and Short StoriesMore Fantastic Stories
Tales from High Hallack: The Collected Short Stories of Andre Norton, Volume 1
 
Novellas
The People of the CraterAll Cats Are Gray
 
Series contributed to
Black TrilliumGolden Trillium
 
The Monster's Legacy
 
Anthology series
Magic in IthkarMagic in Ithkar 2Magic in Ithkar 3Magic in Ithkar 4
 
Catfantastic: Nine Lives and Fifteen TalesCatfantastic IICatfantastic IIICatfantastic IV
Catfantastic V
 
Anthologies edited
Small Shadows CreepGrand Master's ChoiceRenaissance Faire
 
Non fiction
Gates to Tomorrow: An Introduction to Science Fiction
 
Anthologies containing stories by Andre Norton
A Century of Fantasy 1980-1989Catfantastic IIFantasy StoriesNew Eves: Science Fiction About the Extraordinary Women of Today and Tomorrow
The SFWA Grand Masters, Volume 2The Williamson EffectVisions of WonderWizard Fantastic
A Magic-Lover's Treasury of the FantasticA Dangerous MagicCatfantastic VMerlin
Perchance to DreamFar FrontiersGuardsmen of TomorrowHistorical Hauntings
 
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 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
The First Editions of Andre NortonAndre Norton: A Primary and Secondary Bibliography
 
Andre Norton recommends
Too Many Magicians
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."
Mahogany Trinrose
Mahogany Trinrose (1981)
(Sime/Gen, book 4)
Jacqueline Lichtenberg
"Imaginative and outstanding. It captures the reader and won't let go."
Daggerspell
Daggerspell (1986)
(Deverry, book 1)
Katharine Kerr
"One of the best sword and sorcery novels I have read in some time."
The Voices of Heaven
The Voices of Heaven (1994)
Frederik Pohl
"Rousing adventure ... a very exciting and reader-enticing series!"
Crota
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."
Obsidian Butterfly
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."
The Lesser Kindred
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."
Wings of Morning
Wings of Morning (2005)
Katharine Eliska Kimbriel
"I want to thank you very much for introducing me to your world."
Dragon's Tongue
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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