Author Topic: Andre Norton  (Read 15738 times)

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Re: Andre Norton
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2007, 08:00:16 pm »
We had quite a range of cheap paperbacks, mostly fiction, around the house when I was a kid.  We learned to love real stories, instead of 'See Spot run' from Andre Norton, Louis L'Amour, Doc Savage books by the house name of Kenneth Robeson, Shell Scott humorous mysteries by Richard Prather (oh, I can still remember his mourning the ruin of his beautiful new 'eye-of-a-drunken-dragon' suit.  ;D), Mickey Spillane, Leslie Charteris' Saint, and others that were nowhere near 'age appropriate'.  I can even remember reading the first of the 'The Cat Who' mysteries when $150.00 a month was a reasonable rent, & $900.00 for a big roll-top oak desk of antique vintage was teetering between reasonable and shockingly lavish.  And Tarzan was there, competing with the Johnny Weismuller films.
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Re: Andre Norton
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2009, 09:51:43 pm »
I just finished Dragon Mage written by Andre Norton and Jean Rabe. Jean compiled and finished it after Ms Norton passed away. It is pretty interesting and has me looking up the older Magic books. Thank goodness for libraries! The shipping is horrendous on ebay lately.
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Re: Andre Norton
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2009, 09:58:40 pm »
Do me a favor, if you would.  After reading some of the Norton fantasy, especially anything "Witch World", read my challenge story "Trek; Brycht's Tale", and tell me if you think I've captured any of her flavor there.
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Re: Andre Norton
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2009, 10:03:21 pm »
K. It may be awhile before I get to witch world though. I'll check when I do. Which challenge was that?
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Re: Andre Norton
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2009, 06:30:19 am »
Second, Wilderness.
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Re: Andre Norton
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2009, 12:20:50 pm »
I have just read your tale and think you have indeed achieved aomething of the feel of the Witch World. My main reservation being the lack of a king of any sort in that world, which is not about feel as such ;D

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Re: Andre Norton
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2009, 07:31:50 pm »
Oh, thank you, Jazzlet!  It's so nice to see you back, you were gone too long.  I still love some of those Andre Nortons to re-read.
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Re: Andre Norton
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2009, 07:18:14 am »
So do I (love to re-read my Nortons) but at the moment mine are all packed away so we can paint the house before putting it on the market. Of course if we can't find somewhere to buy all of this may be pointless ::), yes I'm still in trying to move hell ...

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Re: Andre Norton
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2011, 04:19:47 pm »
Favs include: Star Gate, Operation Time Search, Breed to Come (cat people!), Wraiths of Time, Brother to Shadows, and almost everything else she ever wrote. I rate her higher than Heinlein, for the following reasons:
1. She wrote more books, and more consistently maintained her quality over time.
2. She wrote a better balance of books between SF and F, creating many notable works in both genres.
3. She collaborated and co-authored with a wide range of other writers, some doing very well on their own, and others receiving a "hand up", a "passing of the torch" if you will.

Her co-authors and collaborators include:
Lyn McConchie - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyn_McConchie
Sasha Miller - http://sashamiller.com/
Rosemary Edghill - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosemary_Edghill
Martin H. Greenberg - as co-editor of the Catfantastic series - http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pe.cgi?9043
Susan Shwartz - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Shwartz
Mercedes Lackey - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes_Lackey
Jean Rabe - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Rabe
Robert Adams - as co-editor of the Magic_in_Ithkar series - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_in_Ithkar
P. M. Griffin - http://www.pmgriffin.com/
Sherwood Smith - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherwood_Smith
Dorothy Madlee - http://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n81-37205
Marion Zimmer Bradley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_Zimmer_Bradley
Julian May - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_May
 Elisabeth Waters - not as a co-author or collaborator, but as the co-author with Marion Zimmer Bradley of Lady of the Trillium, a book in the series Trillium which Andre Norton began together with co-authors Marion Zimmer Bradley & Julian May but did not finish.
A. C. Crispin - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._C._Crispin
Mary H. Schaub - http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?3738
Patricia Mathews - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Matthews

so as you can see, reading Andre Norton can lead you in many interesting directions.

Some of Andre Norton's works are available for free download here:

http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/n#a7021

And here:

http://www.webscription.net/c-1-free-library.aspx?SectionFilterID=81

http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?Andre_Norton

Something of possible interest to cat loving (or cat owned) Hurogs, a list of Andre Norton's works with cats appearing in them:

The Beast Master
Lord of Thunder
Beast Master's Ark
Beast Master's Circus
Catseye
Gate of the Cat
The Mark of the Cat
Fur Magic
Octagon Magic with Sabrina, the black cat
Star Ka'at
Star Ka'at World
Star Ka'at and the Plant People
Star Ka'at and the Winged Warriors
The Zero Stone - Eet is a telepathic Alien cat, constant companion of Murdoc Jern
Genetically ehanced, humanoid cats in A Breed to Come
Lura the cat in Daybreak:2250 A.D. (aka Star Man's Son)
Also, in Sci-Fi anthologies compiled by Andre Norton
Noble Warrior - CATFANTASTIC
Hob's Pot - CATFANTASTIC II
Noble Warrior Meets With a Ghost - CATFANTASTIC III
Noble Warrior, Teller of Fortunes - CATFANTASTIC IV
Noble Warrior and the Gentleman - CATFANTASTIC V
Three-Inch Trouble - A CONSTELLATION OF CATS




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Re: Andre Norton
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2011, 07:07:23 am »
After re-reading "Catseye", I had a "D'oh!" moment; Troy & the 5 S-named creatures might have been the inception of the "Beastmasters" corps.   If, of course, they took place in the same fictional universe...
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Re: Andre Norton
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2011, 06:32:32 pm »
Hm, I don't believe I've read that one. I'll have to look for it next time I'm at the library.

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Re: Andre Norton
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2011, 07:03:37 am »
It was the first of hers that I read :-LOVE, and when I later read the Beastmaster series I did think they were in the same universe :)

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Re: Andre Norton
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2015, 08:25:14 am »
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/sci-fi-fantasy/more-than-anything-she-loved-reading-the-legacy-of-andre-norton/

I recently picked up 2nd hand copies of "Beastmaster" and her sequel "Lord of Thunder" before the co-written "Beast Master's Circus" and... I've forgotten the title, she co-wrote a 4th one with the same author who did Circus with her, I believe.
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Re: Andre Norton
« Reply #29 on: June 02, 2016, 11:37:46 pm »
I believe I read everything of hers except the witch world series. :-\