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Publication Order of Lorens Van Norreys Books

The Sword is Drawn (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword in Sheath (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
At Swords' Point (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Central Control Books

Star Rangers / The Last Planet (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star Guard (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Pax/Astra Books

The Stars Are Ours! (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star Born (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Solar Queen Books

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

Publication Order of Crosstime/Blake Walker Books

The Crossroads Of Time (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quest Crosstime (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Time Traders/Ross Murdock Books

The Time Traders (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
Galactic Derelict (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Defiant Agents (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Key Out of Time (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Firehand (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Echoes in Time (With: Sherwood Smith) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Atlantis Endgame (With: Sherwood Smith) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Beast Master/Hosteen Storm Books

The Beast Master (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord of Thunder (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beast Master's Ark (With: Lyn McConchie) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beast Master's Circus (With: Lyn McConchie) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beast Master's Quest (With: Lyn McConchie) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Game Of Stars and Comets Books

The Sioux Spaceman (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eye Of The Monster (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The X Factor (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Voorloper (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Game Of Stars and Comets Books

Publication Order of Forerunner Books

Storm Over Warlock (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ordeal In Otherwhere (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forerunner (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forerunner Foray (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Second Venture (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rebel Books

Ride Proud, Rebel! (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rebel Spurs (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dipple Books

Catseye (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night of Masks (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Masks of the Outcasts (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Witch World: Estcarp Cycle Books

Witch World (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Web of the Witch World (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Against the Witch World (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warlock of the Witch World (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sorceress of the Witch World (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trey of Swords (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
'Ware Hawk (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gate of the Cat (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ciara's Song (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Duke's Ballad (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Janus Books

Judgment on Janus (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Victory on Janus (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Magic Books

Steel Magic (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Octagon Magic (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragon Magic (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fur Magic (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lavender-Green Magic (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Hart Magic (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragon Mage (With: Jean Rabe) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of The Magic Books

Steel Magic(1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Octagon Magic(1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragon Magic(1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragon Mage (With: Jean Rabe)(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fur Magic(1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lavender-Green Magic(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Hart Magic(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Witch World: High Hallack Cycle Books

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

Publication Order of Moonsinger Books

Moon of Three Rings (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Exiles of the Stars (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flight in Yiktor (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dare to Go A-Hunting (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brother to Shadows (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dark Companion Books

Publication Order of Murdoc Jern Books

The Zero Stone (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uncharted Stars (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of After the Apocalypse Books

Daybreak 2250 A.D. (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Night Without Stars (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Gods and Androids Books

Android at Arms (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wraiths of Time (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Star Ka'at Books

Star Ka'at World (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star Ka'ats and the Winged Warriors (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star Ka'at (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star Ka'ats and the Plant People (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Star Ka'at Books

Star Ka'at(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star Ka'at World(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star Ka'ats and the Plant People(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star Ka'ats and the Winged Warriors(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Quag Keep Books

Quag Keep (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return to Quag Keep (With: Jean Rabe) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Halfblood Chronicles Books

with Mercedes Lackey
The Elvenbane (With: Mercedes Lackey) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elvenblood (With: Mercedes Lackey) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elvenborn (With: Mercedes Lackey) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Witch World: The Turning Books

with Lyn McConchie, P.M. Griffin, Sasha Miller, Mary H. Schaub, Mary Schaub, Patricia Mathews
Storms of Victory (With: P.M. Griffin) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flight of Vengeance (With: P.M. Griffin,Mary Schaub) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Wings of Magic (With: Sasha Miller,Patricia Mathews) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Key of the Keplian (With: Lyn McConchie) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magestone (With: Mary H. Schaub) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Warding of Witch World (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mark Of The Cat Books

Mark of the Cat & Year of the Rat (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Five Senses Books

The Hands of Lyr (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mirror of Destiny (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scent of Magic (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wind in the Stone (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Taste of Magic (With: Jean Rabe) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Carolus Rex Books

with Rosemary Edghill
The Shadow of Albion (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leopard In Exile (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

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

with Sasha Miller
To the King a Daughter (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knight or Knave (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Crown Disowned (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragon Blade (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Knight of the Red Beard (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Children's Books

Rogue Reynard (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scarface (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Day of the Ness (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ride the Green Dragon (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The People Of The Crater (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
All Cats Are Gray (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

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

Publication Order of Witch World Anthologies

Lore of the Witch World (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Witch World 1 (With: Robert Bloch) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Witch World 2 (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four from the Witch World (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Witch World 3 (With: Elisabeth Waters) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Magic in Ithkar Anthologies

Magic in Ithkar I (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magic In Ithkar 2 (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magic in Ithkar 3 (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magic in Ithkar 4 (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Catfantastic Anthologies

with Martin H. Greenberg
Catfantastic (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Catfantastic II (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Catfantastic III (With: Martin H. Greenberg,Elisabeth Waters) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Catfantastic IV (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Catfantastic V (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Gates to Tomorrow: An Introduction to Science Fiction (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scribbling Women: Women Writers of the Victorian Era (With: Jay Watts) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Tales of the Witch World Books

Tales of the Witch World 2 (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Werehunter (By: Mercedes Lackey) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology series.

Publication Order of The Pulp Writers Books

Anthology of Sci-Fi V1 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V2 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V3 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V4 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V5 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V6 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V7 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V8 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V9 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V10 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V11 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V12 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V13 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V15 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V17 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V18 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V19 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V20 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V21, the Pulp Writers (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology of Sci-Fi V22 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Trillium Books

Black Trillium (With: Marion Zimmer Bradley,Julian May) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Trillium (By: Julian May) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Golden Trillium (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady of the Trillium (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sky Trillium (By: Julian May) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Witch World Saga Books

Witch World (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Web of the Witch World (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year of the Unicorn (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon

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)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Perfect Taste (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Saki,Charles Dudley Warner,Philip Gilbert Hamerton,Kari Kilgore) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
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)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Strange Lands (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,E. Nesbit,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Kent Patterson,Meyari McFarland,Leigh Saunders) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Cozy Situations (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Ed Gorman,Carole Nelson Douglas,Dean Wesley Smith,W.W. Jacobs,Mary A. Turzillo,Dory Crowe) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Space and Time (With: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Annie Reed,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Cordwainer Smith,Geoffrey A. Landis,Mary Turzillo,Daemon Crowe) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
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)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Roving Nature (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Emile Zola,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dory Crowe,C.J. Erick,Sylvia Warner) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Artistic Sensibilities (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Henry Slesar,Joan Aiken,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Mary Turzillo) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
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)Description / Buy at Amazon
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)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Romantic Soul (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Anthea Sharp,Annie Reed,Lisa Silverthorne,Bonnie Elizabeth,Dean Wesley Smith,Kari Kilgore) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Space Service(1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heroic Fantasy(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lore of the Witch World(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magic in Ithkar I(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magic In Ithkar 2(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Barbarians(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magic in Ithkar 3(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Friends of the Horseclans(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magic in Ithkar 4(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Witch World 1(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Barbarians 2(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pendragon Chronicles: Heroic Fantasy from the Time of King Arthur(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grand Masters' Choice(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four from the Witch World(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Catfantastic(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Witch World 3(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Catfantastic II(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
All Hallows' Eve(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magic of Christmas(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Catfantastic III(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Catfantastic IV(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Catfantastic V(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Constellation of Cats(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
DAW 30th Anniversary Fantasy(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
DAW 30th Anniversary Science Fiction and Fantasy Anthologies(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Masters of Fantasy(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Renaissance Faire(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Fantastic Stories(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 2(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Witches: Wicked, Wild & Wonderful(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Women of Futures Past(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Written in the Stars: Science Fiction Stories by Women, 1930-1962(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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13 Responses to “Andre Norton”

  1. Sharon Honey: 1 month ago

    The first book by Andre Norton was given to me by my uncle, father’s brother. The title was Star Gate. This was about 1957. I have collected as many of her books as I could find ever since. I still reread those books and they as good the last time as they were the first. Very few writers can match Andre Norton’s writing.

  2. Scot: 11 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.

  3. Carl S: 2 years ago

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

  4. Ray Voss: 2 years 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

  5. Alan Hutchinson: 2 years 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.

  6. frank a bigham: 2 years 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.

  7. Terry Lushbough: 2 years 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.

  8. Jan Sims: 2 years 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: 2 years ago

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

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. Aermyr: 3 years ago

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

  12. Mike Lashewitz: 8 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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