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Gutenberg Roxx! [22 Jan 2010|06:00am]


The Time Traders

- and it's the original, not the screwed-up 'updated' version available at Baen Books on-line. Here's the real thing, just as we remember it!

Man, there ought to be a good movie made of this. (Then again… why bother?)

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Andre Norton at /retro_futurism/ [30 Nov 2009|04:53am]



I have an astounding number of these printings. I didn't realize it, until I saw them here collected. Most of them are bagged, thank you.

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“Unnumbered Reviews #7: Andre Norton -- Part I” [02 Mar 2007|02:06am]

ANDRE NORTON IS is one of the greats of science fiction and fantasy -- one of the writers who moulded and influenced an entire generation of readers. Her work suffers, however, from a severe case of Heinlein's Syndrome: If you didn't encounter it in your teens, you may not care much for it if you encounter it now. In Norton's case, this is primarily because most of her early books were juveniles.

'Juveniles' is a slippery term in this context, since for much of the genre's history, most of the stories and novels were read by a relatively young readership. Until the last couple of decades, however, very few authors were explicitly writing science fiction for a young readership. The conspicuous exceptions were Robert Heinlein and Andre Norton, and both exhibited the rare gift of writing for younger readers without writing down.

Yet Heinlein's novels tended to stay with those readers after Norton's were (fondly) left behind. Because Andre Norton's novels were adventure stories, tales of wonder and imagination, but not books that challenged their readers intellectually or philosophically. They still made wonderful reading for a thirteen-year-old or a fifteen-year-old, though.

The reason I've been referring to Norton's books in the past tense is that I'll be dwelling for the most part on her earlier novels, not her more recent ones. (For those, read "Part II", which I'm not planning to write.) That certainly leaves enough books to cover! Norton has written over a hundred books (and, with a librarian's neatness, has taken care to scatter the titles all through the alphabet)...

Dani Zweig
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[07 Jan 2006|01:20am]


I found this community through gilda_elise's journal. I'm a long time fan of hers, although I tend to prefer her more SF books, especially Beast Master, Catseye, Judgement on Janus and Dread Companion (which starts out SF but takes a sharp left turn).

Concerning the Beast Master books, what did people think about the co-authored ones - Ark/Quest/Circus? I've only read Ark and although there were aspects I liked, I thought the pacing was off and the relationship with Tani a bit contrived.
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Hi all! [10 Sep 2005|05:53pm]

I was so thrilled when I found this community, because I've been rereading my Witch World books and realized that there is practically no fandom online for Andre Norton's books. I went looking for fanfiction (I'm a GAFF member as well and occasionally a masochist) and found none: this is both good and bad. Bad, because there's no brilliant pieces and I can't get any more of a Witch World fix, and good, because there's no squicky stuff.
Apart from that...does anyone have a full list of the Witch World books? I want to read as many as I can and I have the feeling that I haven't found nearly enough of them. My recent discovery that the duology about Kerovan and Josain was actually a trilogy may have something to do with this. *lip bite* Thanks in advance if you do have one!
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horray! [14 Jun 2005|10:27pm]

I'm so glad that someone finally made a community! I've thought about it in the past, but never got around to it.

I first found andre norton by doing a random book report/research project on women writers in sf/fantasy. Then my grandmother joined the sf book club so i could get books for cheap. i saw the 'annuals of the witchworld' (the first three witchworld novels) and 'chronicles of the witchworld' (the next three), and so got those. Loved them, so then i raided the library for everything of hers that i could read.

I finally had to resort to buying old editions from other people online to get all of the witchworld novels, but i have just about all of them now, and several of her other novels.

In my opinion, she's one of the greatest writers ever, and its a shame that more people don't know about her and her work. I always tell anyone that's a sf/fantasy fan that they must read her work, its just...wonderful.

I just finished a re-read of all the witchworld novels actually, which is why it was on my mind tonight when i was doing a random LJ search.

Well...thats my intro! (i personally hate intros, and hope this was okay.) i look forward to talking to all of you more! and trying to get others to join as well.
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Book trade? [18 Apr 2005|10:38am]

[ mood | awake ]

Hello all! Here are the extra Andre Norton books I have (duplicates to those already in my collection)

CHRONICLES OF THE WITCH WORLD --3 complete novels in one volume: THREE AGAINST THE WITCH WORLD, WARLOCK OF THE WITCH WORLD, and SORCERESS OF THE WITCH WORLD, hardback with dustjacket Book Club Edition in good condition, some wear to dustjacket edges.

STAR GATE, vintage paperback in good condition...slight wear to cover.

Does anyone else have duplicate or extra Andre Norton books? I would be happy to trade one or both of these for books that are not already in Collapse )

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[15 Apr 2005|03:31pm]

Hello all! (2)

I just joined and thought I'd write a brief entry. I first read a Norton book at the age of 12 or so -- The Beastmaster (still have it, too) and have been hooked every since.
On a slightly unrelated note, I once saw about half of a TV episode of The Beastmaster before changing the channel in disgust. I forget which cable network it was on.

Anyway, I have a fair-sized collection of Norton novels, somewhere around 20 or 30 books (how many has she written though...about a hundred?)
Also, being a frequent thrift-store & fleamarket shopper, I have some Norton books that are duplicates to those already in my collection. Don't know if anyone would be interested in doing some sort of book exchange, but just thought I'd put that out there. =P
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I dunno [30 Mar 2005|02:41am]

[ mood | happy ]

I first found Andre Norton when I stumbled across Moon of Three Rings in my middle school library. I read it in no time, and then read it again. I started looking for as many of them as I could find at libraries and such. I told my mom about the books and about the author and it was funny because my mom tried to tell me that the author was male, and I insisted (not yet knowing that Norton was her pen name) that the writer was a woman.

I was forever hooked by that one book. It's funny I had seen the book since then until I came across it this past summer (in paperback) in a used book store 16 hrs away from where I live completely by accident ~ it made my week.

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welcome! [17 Mar 2005|08:05pm]

[ mood | accomplished ]

welcome to Andre Norton Fans.

it seemed to me a great shame that there wasn't a community dedicated solely to Andre Norton since she had such an impact as a writer on the sci-fi and fantasy genres so I created this community.

please spread the word, as it would make me happy to see this become a fairly active place.

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