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Publication Order of Lorens Van Norreys Books

The Sword is Drawn (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sword in Sheath (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At Swords' Point (1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Central Control Books

Star Rangers / The Last Planet (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Guard (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Pax/Astra Books

The Stars Are Ours! (1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Born (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Solar Queen Books

Sargasso of Space (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plague Ship (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Voodoo Planet (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Postmarked the Stars (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Redline the Stars (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Derelict for Trade (With: Sherwood Smith) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Mind for Trade (With: Sherwood Smith) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Solar Queen (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Crosstime/Blake Walker Books

The Crossroads Of Time (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quest Crosstime (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Time Traders/Ross Murdock Books

The Time Traders (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Galactic Derelict (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Defiant Agents (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Key Out of Time (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Firehand (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Echoes in Time (With: Sherwood Smith) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Atlantis Endgame (With: Sherwood Smith) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Beast Master/Hosteen Storm Books

The Beast Master (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord of Thunder (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beast Master's Ark (With: Lyn McConchie) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beast Master's Circus (With: Lyn McConchie) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beast Master's Quest (With: Lyn McConchie) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Game Of Stars and Comets Books

The Sioux Spaceman (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eye Of The Monster (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The X Factor (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Voorloper (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Game Of Stars and Comets Books

The X Factor(1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sioux Spaceman(1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eye Of The Monster(1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Voorloper(1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forerunner Books

Storm Over Warlock (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ordeal In Otherwhere (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forerunner (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forerunner Foray (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Second Venture (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rebel Books

Ride Proud, Rebel! (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rebel Spurs (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dipple Books

Catseye (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of Masks (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Masks of the Outcasts (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Witch World: Estcarp Cycle Books

Witch World (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Against the Witch World (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warlock of the Witch World (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sorceress of the Witch World (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trey of Swords (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
'Ware Hawk (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gate of the Cat (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ciara's Song (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Duke's Ballad (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Janus Books

Judgment on Janus (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Victory on Janus (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Magic Books

Steel Magic (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Octagon Magic (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon Magic (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fur Magic (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lavender-Green Magic (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Hart Magic (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon Mage (With: Jean Rabe) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of The Magic Books

Steel Magic(1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Octagon Magic(1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon Magic(1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon Mage (With: Jean Rabe)(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fur Magic(1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lavender-Green Magic(1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Hart Magic(1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Witch World: High Hallack Cycle Books

The Crystal Gryphon (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spell of the Witch World (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jargoon Pard (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zarsthor's Bane (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gryphon in Glory (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horn Crown (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gryphon's Eyrie (With: A.C. Crispin) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Were-Wrath (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Songsmith (With: A.C. Crispin) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silver May Tarnish (With: Lyn McConchie) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Moonsinger Books

Moon of Three Rings (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exiles of the Stars (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flight in Yiktor (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dare to Go A-Hunting (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brother to Shadows (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dark Companion Books

Dark Piper (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Companion (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Murdoc Jern Books

The Zero Stone (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uncharted Stars (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of After the Apocalypse Books

Daybreak 2250 A.D. (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Night Without Stars (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gods and Androids Books

Android at Arms (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wraiths of Time (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Star Ka'at Books

Star Ka'at World (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Ka'ats and the Winged Warriors (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Ka'at (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Ka'ats and the Plant People (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Star Ka'at Books

Star Ka'at(1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Ka'at World(1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Ka'ats and the Plant People(1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Ka'ats and the Winged Warriors(1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Quag Keep Books

Quag Keep (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return to Quag Keep (With: Jean Rabe) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Halfblood Chronicles Books

with Mercedes Lackey
The Elvenbane (With: Mercedes Lackey) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elvenblood (With: Mercedes Lackey) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elvenborn (With: Mercedes Lackey) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Witch World: The Turning Books

Storms of Victory (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flight of Vengeance (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Wings of Magic (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Key of the Keplian (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magestone (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Warding of Witch World (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mark Of The Cat Books

Mark of the Cat & Year of the Rat (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Five Senses Books

The Hands of Lyr (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mirror of Destiny (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scent of Magic (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wind in the Stone (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Taste of Magic (With: Jean Rabe) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Carolus Rex Books

The Shadow of Albion (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leopard In Exile (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Cycle of Oak, Yew, Ash, and Rowan Books

To the King a Daughter (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knight or Knave (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Crown Disowned (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon Blade (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Knight of the Red Beard (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Prince Commands (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ralestone Luck (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Follow the Drum (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Man's Son (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Huon of the Horn (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yankee privateer, (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sea Siege (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Gate (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret of the Lost Race (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Hawk (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Hunter (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation Time Search (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stand to Horse (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ice Crown (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dread Companion (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bertie & May (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Garan the Eternal (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breed to Come (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Here Abide Monsters (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Iron Cage (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outside (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Merlin's Mirror (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knave Of Dreams (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The White Jade Fox (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perilous Dreams (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Opal-Eyed Fan (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Velvet Shadows (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolfshead (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yurth Burden (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snow Shadow (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seven Spells to Sunday (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Iron Butterflies (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ten Mile Treasure (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moon Called (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Caroline (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wheel of Stars (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
House of Shadows (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stand and Deliver (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Serpent's tooth (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Imperial Lady (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jekyll Legacy (With: Robert Bloch) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sneeze On Sunday (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Empire of the Eagle (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tiger Burning Bright (With: Mercedes Lackey,Marion Zimmer Bradley) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Monster's Legacy (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Soldiers (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darkness and Dawn (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Hands for Scorpio (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murders for Sale (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Children's Books

Rogue Reynard (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scarface (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Day of the Ness (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ride the Green Dragon (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The People Of The Crater (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Cats Are Gray (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

High Sorcery (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Andre Norton (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moon Mirror (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wizards' Worlds (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Andre Norton: Fables and Futures (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales From High Hallack, Volume 1 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales from High Hallack, Volume 2 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales from High Hallack, Volume 3 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Witch World Anthologies

Lore of the Witch World (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of the Witch World 1 (With: Robert Bloch) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of the Witch World 2 (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Four from the Witch World (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of the Witch World 3 (With: Elisabeth Waters) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Magic in Ithkar Anthologies

Magic in Ithkar I (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magic In Ithkar 2 (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magic in Ithkar 3 (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magic in Ithkar 4 (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Catfantastic Anthologies

with Martin H. Greenberg
Catfantastic (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catfantastic II (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catfantastic III (With: Martin H. Greenberg,Elisabeth Waters) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catfantastic IV (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catfantastic V (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Gates to Tomorrow: An Introduction to Science Fiction (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tales of the Witch World Books

Tales of the Witch World 2 (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Werehunter (By: Mercedes Lackey) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Publication Order of The Pulp Writers Books

Anthology of Sci-Fi V1 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology of Sci-Fi V2 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology of Sci-Fi V3 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology of Sci-Fi V4 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology of Sci-Fi V5 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology of Sci-Fi V6 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology of Sci-Fi V7 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology of Sci-Fi V5, the Pulp Writers - Alan E. Nourse (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology of Sci-Fi V8 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology of Sci-Fi V9 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology of Sci-Fi V10 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology of Sci-Fi V11 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology of Sci-Fi V12 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology of Sci-Fi V13 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology of Sci-Fi V15 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology of Sci-Fi V17 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology of Sci-Fi V18 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology of Sci-Fi V19 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology of Sci-Fi V20 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology of Sci-Fi V22 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology of Sci-Fi V24 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Trillium Books

Black Trillium (With: Marion Zimmer Bradley,Julian May) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Trillium (By: Julian May) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Golden Trillium (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady of the Trillium (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley,Elisabeth Waters) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sky Trillium (By: Julian May) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Witch World Saga Books

Witch World (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Web of the Witch World (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year of the Unicorn (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Year of the Cat Books

A Cat of a Different Color (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Annie Reed,Louisa Swann,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Ray Vukcevich,Dory Crowe) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Perfect Taste (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Dean Wesley Smith) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Disdainful Looks (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Rudyard Kipling,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Mark Twain,Ray Vukcevich,John Adams,Jodi Lyn Nye) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Strange Lands (By: Dean Wesley Smith) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Cozy Situations (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Dean Wesley Smith) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Heroic Heart (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Carole Nelson Douglas,E. Nesbit,Jamie Ferguson,Lisa Silverthorne,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Liz Pierce) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Artistic Sensibilities (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Henry Slesar,Joan Aiken,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Mary Turzillo) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Fantastic Whims (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,E. Nesbit,Jamie Ferguson,Annie Reed,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Geoffrey A. Landis,Liz Pierce) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Feral Instincts (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Arthur Conan Doyle,Edgar Allan Poe,Brigid Collins,Dean Wesley Smith,Pamela Sargent,Jamie McNabb,Mary Turzillo,N. Margaret Campbell) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Space Service(1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Science Fiction Adventure from Way Out(1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heroic Fantasy(1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lore of the Witch World(1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magic in Ithkar I(1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magic In Ithkar 2(1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Barbarians(1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magic in Ithkar 3(1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Friends of the Horseclans(1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magic in Ithkar 4(1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of the Witch World 1(1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Barbarians 2(1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pendragon Chronicles: Heroic Fantasy from the Time of King Arthur(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grand Masters' Choice(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Four from the Witch World(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catfantastic(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of the Witch World 3(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catfantastic II(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Hallows' Eve(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magic of Christmas(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catfantastic III(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catfantastic IV(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catfantastic V(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Constellation of Cats(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
DAW 30th Anniversary Fantasy(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
DAW 30th Anniversary Science Fiction and Fantasy Anthologies(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Masters of Fantasy(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Renaissance Faire(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Fantastic Stories(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 2(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Witches: Wicked, Wild & Wonderful(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Women of Futures Past(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Space and Time(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Andre Norton was a noteworthy American writer of fantasy and science fiction genre. Her real name was Andre Alice Norton and she was born Alice Mary Norton. She used to love writing novels based on romance and adventure genres as well. Norton has many accolades to her name which she got through her successful writing career. Her specialty was that she used to write her novel under different pen names. Some of the pen names that she frequently used were Andrew North, Andre Norton and Allen Weston. Norton was born in the year 1912 in Cleveland, Ohio and died at the age of 93 in the year 2005. Andre Norton was the first woman to be SFWA Grand Master and the first to be inducted to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. She was also the first woman to be the Gandalf Grand Master.

Andre Norton was born to Adalbert Freely Norton and Bertha Stem Norton. She attended the Collingwood High School as a kid, where she began writing short stories as her hobby under the guidance of Miss Sylvia Cochrane. Later, she became the editor of a literary page in the ‘The Collingwood Spotlight’, which was her school’s paper. In those days, she had finished writing her first novel named ‘Ralestone Luck’ while still at school. She had the ambition of becoming a school teacher and hence she got herself enrolled at the Western Reserve University after passing out from high school in the year 1930. But, she dropped the idea because of the Great Depression after studying there for a couple of years. She began working at the Cleveland Library System for earning her livelihood. She devoted eighteen years of her life in the children’s section of the Nottingham Branch Library, where she used to work and write novels simultaneously. With a view to increase the marketing of her books, she changed her name to Andre Alice Norton. She believed that keeping a boy’s name for writing fantasy novels would attract more audience. D. Appleton-Century Company was the first to publish her initial writings. Norton resigned from the library job due to ill health and began focusing on her novels as a full time professional writer. Most of the novels that she wrote were received with good reviews and established her as a successful novelist.

Andre Norton was nominated more than once for Hugo Award for her novel ‘Witch World’ as well three times lifetime achievement for the World Fantasy Award. She won that award in the year 1988. Almost all of her novels have appeared in the ‘best of year’ polls and won awards in many categories. She was also a founding member of the writer’s association named SAGA. Norton had to constantly change cities because of her deteriorating health, yet she did not stop writing till the last moment. She was working on a collaboration with Jean Rabe when she died of congestive heart failure. Her last novel named ‘Three Hands of Scorpio’ was published after her death. Norton started getting noticed for her initial novel series such as the Witch World, The Time Traders and The Turning. The Time Traders series comprised of seven very interesting novels which were published from 1958 to 2002. The series was based on the life of time agents named Travis Fox and Ross Murdoch, who used to travel through space and time to protect the Earth. The first novel of the series was ‘The Time Traders’ which was published in 1958, which was later updated in the year 2000. The novel introduces the main characters, plot and the confrontation between the good and the bad. A mysterious race named the ‘Reds’ comprising of aliens is described to make alterations on the Earth. They are opposed by the Western Heroes who are shown to save the Earth from the aliens by alternately moving from 2000 B.C to the present day.

The plot of the novels shows agent Ross Murdoch joining a secret organization for defeating the Red enemies and stop them from alternating the ancient history of Earth for their own benefit. Murdoch is first captured by the enemies but later manages to escape. He discovers an alien spaceship consisting of bald aliens who are also the enemies of the Reds. Murdoch is successful in escaping with useful information and technology of the baldies. He uses this information with the help of his secret organization to defeat the enemies and destroy their installations. The novel was very well received by the audience. Famous authors and novelists praised Andre Norton for her efforts. She was able to establish herself as a prolific writer with the success of this novel and this motivated her to write its sequel. The second novel of the series was named ‘Galactic Derelict’. It got published in the year 1959 and later reprinted in eight editions in the later years. The sequel, along with the first novel is a part of the Forerunner universe of Andre Norton. This novels shows the continued encounter between the Western Heroes and the aliens. The time travel takes place present day to about 10,000 years ago. The novel got praises because raised issues of racism against the American Indians at that time. The plot shows Travis Fox joining Ross Murdoch in the secret mission. They are taken along in the past and are seen looking for crashed spaceship. They finally discover an alien ship in working condition and take shelter in it. But they get trapped in it as the spaceship takes an automatic course to a ruined city of advanced civilization. They come across local people and help them with weapons for protecting themselves. They starting experimenting on the ship after finding a similar technology to be able to direct it back to the Earth.

This novel too opened to positive reviews from the readers specially the youngsters. The science fiction genre was very much liked by everyone and this compelled Andre Norton to complete the seven novel series in the coming days. After her death, the Science Fiction and fantasy Writers of America announced the ‘Andre Norton Award’ to be given to prolific writers of science fiction and fantasy genre. Andre Norton devoted 70 years of life writing novels and published over 300 titles. She was rightfully called the Grande Dame of Science Fiction and Fantasy by organizations, biographers, Publishers Weekly and Time. She has inspired a lot of youngsters of this generation towards giving thoughts to their imagination.

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12 Responses to “Andre Norton”

  1. Scot: 3 months ago

    I discovered Andre Norton’s “Witch World” in junior high school (probably 1979) and read everything I could find. I was part of the nascent RPG crowd at that time and I distinctly recall sitting on my bed studying the new D&D manuals that would soon replace the World of Greyhawk while being distracted by the “Witch World” on top of my school stuff.

    Norton’s books, especially the ones that mixed her ideas of magic and technology and for me at the time, the sheer horror of magic/tech in the wrong hands, were a powerful influence on me and my writing.

    This is a great list of her work and exactly what I was looking for as I introduce her books to my youngest niece who I hope will enjoy Norton’s worlds as much as I did.

  2. Carl S: 12 months ago

    It was The Zero Stone that started it all for me in 1970.

  3. Ray Voss: 1 year ago

    Andre Norton, to me is the finest scifi writer ever. i have read her books for over 65 years.not only did she spin a great scifi story, she also wrote some really good historical fiction books

  4. Alan Hutchinson: 1 year ago

    First read the hardcover edition of Star Man’s Son (illustrated) in 1954 when I was 10. Found it on a school trip to our small town library. I have read most of her scifi work and reread many from time to time still.

  5. frank a bigham: 1 year ago

    An avid reader since the 60`s. The Stars Are Ours was my first book and got me hooked for a lifetime. I am now 72 retired in Myrtle Beach, SC and just today got a Kindle and will be reading all of her books before I depart. Hoping to hook my Grandkids.

  6. Terry Lushbough: 1 year ago

    How I started reading Andre Norton, was that I found a copy of Daybreak 2250 lying in the road coming home from school. I read that story so fast I had to reread it just to make sure I got the story. From then on, I was a reader, then collecting them. She had a way of writing that put you in the story as you read. You were sure, those places existed, somewhere. That was 63 years ago, and I still enjoy her stories today.

  7. Jan Sims: 1 year ago

    One of my first and favorite sci-fi authors; I started reading her work in the 70s and find most of it has aged really well. Thank you for sorting out the series, both by publication date and chronological order — a huge help as I’m trying to seek out remembered titles and ones I missed and how they fit together. Norton always gave the impression that she was writing about one giant continuous galaxy of planets and peoples in various stages of civilization and exploration, some from deep history and some still to come. Wish we knew more about her personal life, but she came from a different era and kept her privacy.

    • Graeme: 1 year ago

      You’re welcome Jan. Thanks for taking the time to comment 🙂

  8. Cornelia R Zboral: 2 years ago

    The REDS in the Time Trader series were the Russians. You have to remember that the books were written during the cold war era. The aliens were the Baldies. The first sci-fi book I ever read was The Time Traders when I was in 4th grade. I was hooked for life! Love her books so much!

  9. Brian Attwell: 2 years ago

    Andre Norton was my favorite author growing up, i am now 55 and i love writing stories, both single and series in different genres, some of my main characters are even evil in nature, although most of my main characters just try to do the right thing as i have always tried to do in my life.

  10. Aermyr: 2 years ago

    Andre Norton always seemed to hit all the checkmarks on my personal hit list of what I wanted to read about.

  11. Mike Lashewitz: 7 years ago

    Andre Norton was the Author who motivated me to really read. I went from reading one book in 3 days to 3 books in one day.


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