Books by Andre Norton

Andre Norton has been writing for more than sixty-five years and has authored, co-authored, or edited some two hundred novels and anthologies. While her best-known work has been done in the field of fantasy and science fiction, her creative canon also in

Released: Oct. 31, 2006

"If, unlike Holly, one doesn't mistrust the continually insisted upon prevailing colorblindness, then the rest is easy — and the directions for lavender fans, rose beads and fuzzie-muzzies will make everyone want to turn herbalist."
Set somewhere in the rural South of both the present and colonial days and rooted in old time herb lore, this is one of Andre Norton's more mundane and unassuming fantasies. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"Derivative, stale rubbish."
Unimpressive sequel to Quag Keep, the first novel based on the Dungeons & Dragons game franchise, published 27 years after the original. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2005

"For lovers of strong female fantasy characters, a delight. For those in search of clearly imagined alternate worlds, a muddle."
Three brave, bold daughters of the House of Scorpy recount their kidnapping and subsequent escape from an underground wasteland. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 22, 2003

"Skimpy on plot, despite slathers of unconvincing local color and frequent gosh-wow what-ifs."
Another yarn about the Time Traders (Echoes in Time, 1999, etc.), agents who defend the integrity of time against beings who would like to change the past—or the future. Read full book review >
ELVENBORN by Andre Norton
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Better than 1995's Elvenblood but far from over."
Norton and Lackey add to their swelling, long-gestated epic fantasy begun with The Elvenbane (1991). Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Nothing much new or different amid the welter of battles, plots, betrayals, and maneuvers: still, a churning and spirited if unsurprising conclusion to this agreeable series."
Third and, apparently, last in the series (Knight or Knave, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 2002

"Old fans will dance and howl for more."
Volume three of the Beast Master series begun with 1959's The Beast Master and 1962's Lord of Thunder. Read full book review >
STAR SOLDIERS by Andre Norton
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

Reissue of two novels, long out of print, known collectively as the Central Control sequence: Star Rangers (1953) and Star Guard (1955). Read full book review >
KNIGHT OR KNAVE by Andre Norton
Released: June 1, 2001

"A solid, if unexciting, independently intelligible addition to the series: should please fans and newcomers alike."
Second in the series begun with To the King a Daughter (2000). Read full book review >
LEOPARD IN EXILE by Andre Norton
Released: April 1, 2001

"While independently intelligible, this should especially please fans of the previous two."
Second in the series of historical fantasy/romance adventures (The Shadow of Albion, 1999) from the team of F/SF grandmaster Norton and mystery writer Edghill. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Solidly plotted, traditional sword and sorcery: should please Norton's many fans."
First of a fantasy trilogy from grandmaster Norton (Wind in the Stone, 1999, etc.) and Miller (Ladylord, 1996). Read full book review >
WIND IN THE STONE by Andre Norton
Released: Nov. 9, 1999

"Standard fare, with lots of appeal to Norton's appreciative audience."
New, multigenerational fantasy from the grand dame of the genre (Scent of Magic, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >
ECHOES IN TIME by Andre Norton
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"A much-improved, if more thoughtful re-revival, with believable aliens, a reasonable time-travel rationale, and properly worked-out consequences."
In 1994's Firehand, Norton joined forces with P.M. Griffin to launch a revival of her 30-year-old Time Traders series; now, to continue it, she's taken on a fresh collaborator, Sherwood Smith, who worked with Norton on two Solar Queen yarns. Read full book review >
Released: April 14, 1999

"Swirling intrigues, restrained magics, subtle spies, and dauntless heroines: jolly good."
Alternate-world historical romantic fantasy from veteran Norton (Scent of Magic, 1998, etc.) and new collaborator Edghill. Read full book review >
SCENT OF MAGIC by Andre Norton
Released: Sept. 9, 1998

"Sturdily constructed, fetchingly rendered: a top-notch outing for the grandmasterly author of The Mirror of Destiny (1995), among countless others."
Young Willadene of the city Kronengred, having lost her parents in the recent plague, toils as a scullery maid in the disreputable Wanderers Inn. Read full book review >
A MIND FOR TRADE by Andre Norton
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Another solid and agreeable adventure in an unpretentiously serviceable series."
A new adventure for the Trader ship Solar Queen (Derelict for Trade, 1997, etc.), continuing the update of a series begun long ago by Norton. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A brisk, well-turned, agreeable adventure; fans of Norton's Witch World and other fantasies might find it a worthwhile change of scenery."
Another adventure, and a new collaboration, for the trading ship Solar Queen (Redline the Stars, with P.M. Griffin, 1993), whose crew survives intact from the previous volume—though ship's medic Rael Cofort has shed her "wonder woman" image and settled down among equals. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 24, 1996

"A vast, rather amorphous panorama framing numerous plotlets, and set forth in the usual stilted, sometimes outlandish prose, Still, a major effort from Norton that should satisfy Witch World fans."
It's been a long time since Norton, who invented the Witch World, published a solo novel set there (The Gate of the Cat, 1987), though yarns with various collaborators have appeared with some frequency (On Wings of Magic, 1994, with Patricia Mathews and Sasha Miller, etc.). Read full book review >
TIGER BURNING BRIGHT by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"More parsimonious editing and greater attention to detail in the formative stages would've helped considerably with this workmanlike, predictable yarn and its remarkably obtuse bad guys: the authors, notwithstanding their individual accomplishments, strike no sparks together."
When the irresistible armies of the Emperor Balthasar threaten to invade the peaceful, Goddess-worshipping port of Merina, its rulersDowager Queen Adele, Queen Lydana, and princess Shelyradecide to avoid bloodshed and simply submit. Read full book review >
ELVENBLOOD by Andre Norton
Released: June 1, 1995

"A dreadfully slow start—the first 100-plus pages could have been collapsed into a few paragraphs—but thereafter modestly appealing and involving, if lacking real bite."
Independent sequel to The Elvenbane (1991). Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 1995

Apprentice healer Twilla, carrying nothing but her magic mirror, is forcibly transported to the Far Lands to wed a settler chosen by lot, according to the king's decree. Read full book review >
FIREHAND by Andre Norton
Released: July 1, 1994

"Far better the Time Traders had been left to molder in peace."
Norton revives her 30-year-old Time Trader series with the help of Griffin, her collaborator on Redline the Stars (1993) and various Witchworld stories. Read full book review >
THE HANDS OF LYR by Andre Norton
Released: June 1, 1994

"This is a real yawner, a formula fantasy with a formula quest, filled with standard characters, places, and situations of no particular interest except to die-hard fans of SFand-fantasy veteran Norton (Brother to Shadows, 1993)."
This fantasy is set in a world where magic is spelled "magick" and miracles are commonplace and fearsome. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Miller's is marginally the more intriguing; both are fairly standard Witch World outings aimed at gratifying existing fans."
Third in the series (Flight of Vengeance, 1992, etc.) of Witch World yarns set in the aftermath of a world-shaking battle, The Turning. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Altogether, a superior piece of work."
Historical fantasy from the coauthors of Imperial Lady (1989) in which the jumping-off point is the defeat of a Roman army under Crassus at Carrhae in 43 B.C., and the consequent humiliating loss of their Imperial stand, or Eagle. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Pleasingly peopled, and with a satisfyingly convoluted plot: Norton's most persuasive solo outing in quite some time."
Far-future science-fiction outing, with a peripheral role for Norton's well-known alien Forerunners, from the Grand Dame of the field. Read full book review >
Released: July 15, 1993

"A satisfying installment, independently intelligible, with at least one more (from Bradley) still to come."
Third in the fantasy series following Black Trillium (1990, coauthored by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Julian May, and Norton) and Blood Trillium (1992, by May solo). Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 1993

"Agreeable, well-crafted adventures—the superman slant isn't as tiresome as it sounds in summary—though lacking the salty-dog realism of A. Bertram Chandler's Rim World yarns, and markedly less powerful than C.J. Cherryh's alien-trader Chanur tales."
Norton's four-book series about the trader spaceship Solar Queen ended in 1969 with Postmarked the Stars; this long-range continuation utilizes Norton's concepts and was written mostly by Griffin. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Bland and formulaic stuff; it's hard to imagine these stories making many new fans for Norton, let alone for the junior writers."
A sequel to Storms of Victory (1991), which consisted of short novels by Norton and Griffin set in the aftermath of the Turning, a decisive battle in the history of Norton's Witch World. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"No fun at all."
It's 1948, and Fredericka Wing, a librarian from New York, takes a summer job in South Sutton, Mass., running a bookstore and lending library for vacationing Lucy Hartwell. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Overall, then, despite shallow characters and a lack of real tension (we never doubt that Shana and friends will succeed), an entertaining adventure."
A collaborative effort from fantasy grande dame Norton and relative newcomer Lackey (the paperback Magic's Price), this tale of magic and intrigue offers a mixture of standard genre elements and an engaging plot. Read full book review >
Released: March 25, 1991

"Witch World fans, go to."
Yet another massive series of Witch World yams kicks off, this set in the chaotic aftermath of a climactic battle, the Turning, in which the (good) Witches of Estcarp defeated the invading (evil) Hounds of Alizon. Read full book review >
Released: July 17, 1990

"This one will appeal mainly to Norton completists and Witch World addicts; others can pass it by without feeling guilty."
A third collection of tales by various hands, 19 in all, set in Norton's best-known fantasy world. Read full book review >
WIZARDS' WORLDS by Andre Norton
Released: Nov. 24, 1989

Thirteen substantial tales, 1953-85, from short to novella length, showing Norton's complete range from sword and sorcery to science fiction. Read full book review >
Released: March 31, 1989

"Harmless entertainment for dedicated fans."
Four long stories, that is, not people or monsters or things: sort of a companion volume to the various Tales of the Witch World collections (most recently 1988). Read full book review >
FLIGHT IN YIKTOR by Andre Norton
Released: May 19, 1986

"So, overall, this one would look better—though by no means convincing—on the YA shelf."
A frail, diffident sequel to Exiles of the Stars, from the veteran author of, most recently, Forerunner: the Second Venture (1985). Read full book review >
GRYPHON'S EYRIE by Andre Norton
Released: Dec. 1, 1984

"Some fair ideas here and there, but overall a rather aimless performance that could use more teeth and muscle, less gauze and fluff: an about-average offering for Witch World fans."
The latest in Norton's well-known Witch World series, of which entries have been appearing variously—sometimes in YA form—since 1963. Read full book review >
Released: April 18, 1979

"But the magic is as arbitrary as the real-life happy ending, the gifts mostly mechanical gimmicks with no compelling power, and the self-confrontations perfunctory."
When two foster children write their names on an old mailbox found in a junkyard, they both begin to receive strange messages. Read full book review >
STAR KA'AT WORLD by Andre Norton
Released: April 26, 1978

"The silly story is impeded by long Ka'at summaries of past events and half-explanations of how their machinery works (nothing is ingenious by sci-fi standards)—and further bogged down by every sort of stereotype."
The two children adopted by alien felines in Star Ka'at (1976) now find themselves on the Ka'ats' green-skied planet—of which black Elly Mae declares "I do believe this here must be some sorta dream! Read full book review >
TREY OF SWORDS by Andre Norton
Released: Dec. 5, 1977

"Competent, inoffensive stuff for the dark-rune and blazing-brand audience."
Run-of-the-mill sword and sorcery proceedings, conducted in one of those poorman's-Mary Renault styles involving lots of fancy touches like "She bit upon her lower lip," together with many grave "fors," "sos," "suches," and "such-as-es." Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 1976

"Otherwise there's not much connection between the night battles (with King Jamie's men, smuggling vigilantes or the local squire) and the present, city apartment reality—and not much point to any of it."
When Nan's mother marries Chris' father the two resentful children are dumped on an aunt while the parents travel, and soon their mutual hostility is eroded by shared dreams (real ones, not daydreams) of historical adventure, all set centuries back in an old English inn of which Chris has just bought an "antique" model. Read full book review >
WRAITHS OF TIME by Andre Norton
Released: Aug. 18, 1976

"Save this for those time-space pockets in which the Norton name itself is a powerful fetish."
Ashake, a Nubian princess of the blood, knows that she had a prior existence as black archaeologist Tallahassee Mitford before being pulled bodily through a time warp and into the ancient kingdom of Meroe as it is—or was—in some other continuum. Read full book review >
STAR KA'AT by Bernard Colonna
Released: May 1, 1976

"In any case this pair of pontificating pussies rubs the wrong way."
Ka'at scouts Tiro and Mer, on earth to rescue their four-footed kin before barbaric humans destroy the planet altogether, pick up two inconvenient charges of their own in orphaned, miserable Jim and homeless Elly. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 12, 1975

"Deja vu."
Another account of simple people coping in a world with only Rememberers to relate sketchy details of the Before Time (before tidal waves and other natural catastrophes destroyed civilization as it once was); in this case it's Sander, a fledgling metalsmith, and Fanyi, a shaman, along with their companions, his a horse-sized coyote and hers two giant otters ("fishers"). Read full book review >
KNAVE OF DREAMS by Andre Norton
Released: Sept. 1, 1975

"Norton's same old stacked deck one more time."
When Ramsey Kimball is time-zapped into the body of his other level twin Kaskar he gets his bearings in no time at all. Read full book review >
OUTSIDE by Andre Norton
Released: March 20, 1975

"Anyone who knows his way around the genre will find this thin stuff, but the Rhyming Man is clever enough to lure those on the cusp between fairytales and sci fi."
Child survivors of some ecological disaster who live inside a sealed off dome city where the life support machinery is running down . . . Read full book review >
Released: March 20, 1975

"Gilbert visualizes these manic creatures with enthusiasm and they are a nice break from the humdrum reality that beginners like Hal are usually stuck with."
When the government observation station is left unmanned, Hal and his cat Susie are summoned to help the little aliens who have landed nearby escape from some new arrivals from outer space — the evil, blobbish Ness. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 3, 1975

"Perhaps these gentle shades and cerebral ghost layings will seem tame to the Exorcist generation, but as always the trappings — rare books, country houses — are magnificent and Norton's nose for suspense has led her to some first class examples of the genre."
Another visitation of those insular but poised late 19th century English ghosts, but a distinguished gathering of its kind — featuring a simultaneously witty and terrifying confrontation with twin baby ghosts in E.F. Benson's "How Fear Departed From The Long Gallery," a truly nasty rural ritual in H.R. Wakefield's "The First Sheaf," and the farcical fidelity/betrayal of Eleanor Farjeon's "Faithful Jenny Dove." Read full book review >
THE JARGOON PARD by Andre Norton
Released: Sept. 10, 1974

If "jargoon pard" sounds like either an obscure spoonerism or an anagram, put yourself in a properly somber fantasy.receptive frame of mind and be advised that a jargoon is a semiprecious stone and a jargoon pard is thus a (leo)pard skin belt of magical werepeople properties with the power to turn young Kethan into a snarling pard beast. Read full book review >
THE IRON CAGE by Andre Norton
Released: Sept. 1, 1974

"The premise is hardly new, especially to loyal Norton fans; however, in contrast to her other exotic future worlds, this latest presents a bleaker and more chilling prospect."
The People are the umpteenth race of highly evolved (dog/cat/bear-like) animals to populate Norton's fictional planets, and when Jony, of human stock himself, realizes that his friends are about to be captured and exploited by the inhabitants of a visiting starship (also human) he fights to defend them. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 7, 1973

"For confirmed believers."
Nick Shaw knows that the Cut-Off Road near his family's lakeside cabin has the reputation for being one of those places where people disappear from time to time — like the Bermuda Triangle. Read full book review >
Released: April 18, 1973

"Donaldy's tenth grade high school English class supposedly tested and approved the selections, but it's a good bet that even younger classes will want a more exotic mixture."
The introduction occupies barely more than two pages; otherwise this is just another anthology — containing twelve stories united by their open-faced messages and generally unproblematical styles. Read full book review >
Released: April 16, 1973

"For the easily transported."
Norton is a believer in psychometry — the study of history through extrasensory perception. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 8, 1972

"Ulm, but a little less plot and some evidence that the author possesses a sense of humor would have made Kerovan more fully human."
Full dress Andre Norton adventure, set in the kingdom of Ulm where the hooved hero Kerovan — cursed at once by his mother's evil magic and his father's uncertain ancestry — fights to defend his land from the attacks of metal monsters (tanks?) and secure his place on the throne despite the scheming of his mother's relatives. Read full book review >
BREED TO COME by Andre Norton
Released: June 6, 1972

"Readable on its own terms, but hardly an evolutionary breakthrough."
More precisely, breeds to come. . . as the feline People face their enemies the Rattons and the Barkers. Read full book review >
DRAGON MAGIC by Andre Norton
Released: April 23, 1972

"As always, however, Andre Norton can be relied upon to convert her magic formulas into adroit entertainment."
Four boys find a magic jigsaw puzzle in a deserted house, and as each completes one of the four pictured dragons he is propelled into a mythological fantasy neatly tailored to his cultural background and personal hangups. Read full book review >
ANDROID AT ARMS by Andre Norton
Released: Sept. 1, 1971

"Perhaps a sequel will tie up all the loose ends; here, Andros' willingness to settle for (and in) the parallel kingdom seems a disappointing cop-out."
As Andros of Inyana reels from planet to planet, this trisected story zooms from plot to plot, with each new start more remote from the initial center in interest. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 1971

"The author provides her usual dashes of daring and dollops of intrigue in a labyrinthian plot designed to hold the reader in suspended admiration."
This sequel to Moon of Three Rings (1966) again features Krip Vorlund, Free Trader, and the beautiful Maelen. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 1970

"As the two head off in his reactivated spaceship, a girl could sigh and not with satisfaction—while anyone might grow restless during the desolate, disoriented trek of Kilda and Oomark that fills the second quarter of the book."
To escape the circumscribed roles of her sex in the Outer Rings, Kilda o' Rhyn secures a position with a family going to Dylan, a frontier planet and thus less rule-bound. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 29, 1969

"Moving, in a nice, nostalgic way."
Bertie (as in Bertha Stemm Norton) and May are the enormously companionable sisters that figure in this period story of life in the Ohio countryside and then in the Ohio town of Loudenville before the turn of the century. Read full book review >
Released: April 14, 1969

"So far, two of the author's best."
A predicted sequel to The Zero Stone (1968, p. 191, J-73) which again features jewel merchant Vondar and his unusual alien companion, Eet. Read full book review >
THE ZERO STONE by Andre Norton
Released: March 1, 1968

"Good sustaining action in what could be the start of a very nice series."
Murdock Jern is the adopted son of a man who spent a lifetime, sometimes on the wrong side of the law, collecting and examining. . . trading. . . the treasures of the universe. Read full book review >
OCTAGON MAGIC by Andre Norton
Released: May 15, 1967

"MPSLUGetc, etc. The fantasy flickers briefly but the situation (genteel goodness with an iron spine) is all-too-familiar, the intent all-too-obvious, and Lorrie (with her terror of the boys, her hesitation at crossing a street) is all-too-young for her purported years."
Another exercise in the transubstantiation of time, and there's as much moral as magic to it. Read full book review >
VICTORY ON JANUS by Andre Norton
Released: Sept. 14, 1966

"The writing is in her most involved style and you practically need a machete to break through the underbrush of the Ifts' green, spiritual world."
In a follow-up to Judgement on Janus, this is one of the most illusory, other-dimensional stories from this excellent science fiction writer. Read full book review >
MOON OF 3 RINGS by Andre Norton
Released: Aug. 1, 1966

"SF fans."
Moon of Three Rings is by the prolific author who can generally be counted on to do multiple rings around any of the others working in the juvenile science fiction form, and this is one of her best. Read full book review >
THE X FACTOR by Andre Norton
Released: Aug. 25, 1965

"It is an offbeat book in which action is vague, even secondary, but mood and emotion are sharply evoked."
The author, one of the most imaginative in the science fiction field (Night of Masks, and Ordeal in Otherwhere, 1964, are her most recent) leads her hero Diskan Fentress on an unusual journey outward from one strange planet to another, and also inward in the realms of his subconscious. Read full book review >
NIGHT OF MASKS by Andre Norton
Released: Aug. 1, 1964

The author uses seemingly limitless imagination and skill to carry the reader through the intricacies of this science fiction/fantasy/adventure. Read full book review >
Released: March 16, 1964

"A demanding story, but initiates will again enjoy the luxuriance of activity and detail."
Otherwhere, somewhere up there, begins on Demeter where Charis and her father, a government man, have joined a colony of fanatical Believers. Read full book review >
KEY OUT OF TIME by Andre Norton
Released: April 1, 1963

"Owing to the author's exceptional mastery of detail, and astute control of plot, Key Out of Time stands as a novel which should more than satisfy young science fiction fanciers and fanatics."
Again, Andre Norton, one of the greats among writers of teen -age science fiction (Galactic Derelict, 1959, p.658, J-316, for one), has employed his boundless imagination to create a story about two Time Agents who are catapulted back 10,000 years in time, on the deserted planet, Hawaika. Read full book review >
LORD OF THUNDER by Andre Norton
Released: Sept. 26, 1962

"For the experienced science-fiction reader."
The planet Arzor is torn between the indigenous Norbies, red-yellow, horned creatures, and the "off-worlder" human exiles from Terra, the planet that was reduced to a blue, radioactive cinder in a galaxy-wide holocaust. Read full book review >
REBEL SPURS by Andre Norton
Released: Sept. 24, 1962

"In traditional Andre Norton fashion, the prose and dialogue are well-done and the plot is carefully and cleverly constructed."
After fighting for the Confederate army in the Civil War, Drew Rennic goes to Arizona in search of his father. Read full book review >
Released: March 26, 1962

"This is pure science fiction with obvious pertinent overtones."
Long years of research in the sppace labs of Terra enables Science to return man to the mental and emotional prototypes of his ancestors with a full awakening of racial memory. Read full book review >
CATSEYE by Andre Norton
Released: Sept. 1, 1961

"Matter-of-fact details and a fast-moving if somewhat murky plot are sure to absorb young science fiction fans."
Once more Andre Norton whirls his reader far into space worlds of the future and adventures in inter-planetary intrigue. Read full book review >
RIDE PROUD, REBEL! by Andre Norton
Released: April 28, 1961

"A moving and suspenseful tale which carries a conviction of reality."
Andre Norton- in a new role- weaves a substantial and dramatic narrative with the Civil War as its focus. Read full book review >
SHADOW HAWK by Andre Norton
Released: Oct. 12, 1960

"No sissy stuff, this, but rich fare for the avid reader."
A new Phar attempts to reunite the Two Lands of Ancient Egypt and to drive out the usurping Hyksos. Read full book review >
Released: April 4, 1960

"A boy's story, packed with adventure and fancy."
Fleeing from Throg invaders, Shann Lantree and Ragnar Thorwald enter the world of beautiful women. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 19, 1959

"There's a hint of racial antagonism- a chip on the shoulder attitude- at the start, for Travis is an Apache but it has a negligible part in the story, though Travis' background and training stand him in good stead."
Andre Norton has no peer in his chosen field of science fiction for teen agers. Read full book review >
THE BEAST MASTER by Andre Norton
Released: Aug. 19, 1959

"Written by the author of Star Gate and Star Guard, this fantasy is made convincing by the author's boldness of imagination and by his ability to yield totally to the atmosphere which he creates."
Once more projecting his reader into the future, Andre Norton tells the story of Hosteen Storm, a Navajo, and his strange compulsion to avenge his father's alleged death. Read full book review >
THE TIME TRADERS by Andre Norton
Released: Oct. 7, 1958

"An interesting idea, well handled by Andre Norton, science fiction expert, who projects his reader deftly both backwards and forwards in time and injects his narrative with considerable and interesting historical information."
At the end of this century Ross Murdock is given the choice between prison and a dangerous role in a secret mission. Read full book review >
STAR GATE by Andre Norton
Released: Aug. 20, 1958

"A fascinating concept, masterfully handled by the author."
When Kincar, half Star and half Gorthian, decides to leave Gorth and join the Star lords, he passes through a shimmering gate of time. Read full book review >
SEA SIEGE by Andre Norton
Released: Aug. 1, 1957

"A somewhat sanguine note is sounded as the diverse factions of the island unite in an effort to maintain life."
Andre Norton, who wrote Star Guard and The Stars Are Ours focuses her talent for science fiction on the nether reaches of the see this time. Read full book review >
STAR BORN by Andre Norton
Released: May 11, 1957

Dalgard Nordis, a terran on Astra, goes through a series of adventures which reflect Andre Norton's preoccupation with social problems on a broad if simplified and the possibility of life on another planet in another solar system like Earth's. Read full book review >
STAND TO HORSE by Andre Norton
Released: Aug. 1, 1956

"But they know too that they now belong to the land and both look forward to a less warlike future."
A novel of men in the Army, in the Southwest during the trying period of the Apache raids, is tersely written and packed with action as it describes Private Ritchie Peters' first months in Company K of the First Dragoons in Santa Fe. Read full book review >
SPACE POLICE by Andre Norton
Released: Jan. 1, 1956

"Editor Norton has already won a wide audience."
Nine short stories for science fiction addicts take a lock at a special aspect of future life- detectives and detecting. Read full book review >
STAR GUARD by Andre Norton
Released: Aug. 1, 1955

Worlds and cons away are the adventures of Kana Karr, Swordsman Third Class, who goes to the planet Fronn with Yorke Horde in the 5th millenium A.D.-Terran figuring. Read full book review >
Released: March 14, 1955

"Another good yarn from the author of Star Rangers and At Swords' Points."
Picaresque adventure in full regalia with its background the privateers of our infant nation during the American Revolution. Read full book review >
AT SWORDS' POINTS by Andre Norton
Released: Sept. 1, 1954

"Spell-binding and as adept as Andre Norton's more familiar science fiction."
Superior cloak and dagger, this follows the trail of quiet, studious 19-year-old Quinn Anders as he is taken on by an independent under-cover outfit, on the Free World's side, and sent to find a valuable set of Belgian statuettes whose large purchase price could be used by the Russians. Read full book review >
THE STARS ARE OURS by Andre Norton
Released: Aug. 16, 1954

Past master at serious science fiction that includes human relationships on personal as well as political levels, is Andre Norton whose latest book is a graphic picture of a hard won trial at new life in another planetary system. Read full book review >
SPACE PIONEERS by Andre Norton
Released: June 15, 1954

The Explorers" and "The Settlers" form the two sections in an anthology of short stories that mirror the universe's future as one of hard won goals rather than quick flights to glory. Read full book review >
STAR RANGERS by Andre Norton
Released: Aug. 20, 1953

"Reptiles and birdmen as well as humans people this and their worlds are a myriad of far-reaching systems, quite imaginatively projected."
The 80th century A.D. when an impartial rule of galactic systems is disintegrating frames a science fiction story with adult concepts and a catchy theme. Read full book review >
STAR MAN'S SON by Andre Norton
Released: Aug. 21, 1952

"Nicolas Mordvinoff's drawings have a certain power and heaviness that add to the sense of Fors' quest, the urgency of the battle."
The author of Scarface and Sword In Sheath with another and this time slightly deeper adventure tale- placed in the future and dealing with the plains people, mountain people and Beast Things which inhabited the earth as survivors of the great atomic Blow Up caused by the sins of the "Old Ones". Read full book review >
HUON OF THE HORN by Andre Norton
Released: June 15, 1951

"However, as a curiosity and as a supplement to the study of legend, this undoubtedly has value, although a weak competitor to other tales of knightly adventure."
An unusual though circumscribed item, this translation of the 1534 English version of the romance of Huon of Bordeaux, included in the cycle of the Charlemagne Saga. Read full book review >
SWORD IN SHEATH by Andre Norton
Released: Oct. 6, 1949

"Straight adventure, well done, a good 'bridging book' to use as bait for the comic addicts."
A new slant on the old adventure pattern, with a Pacific area setting- in a story of two O.S.S. youths who find civilian life difficult and undertake a mission that offers excitement. Read full book review >
SCARFACE by Andre Norton
Released: June 15, 1948

"Straight adventure- well done."
Well-sustained, action-packed pirate yarn which should provide good material to bridge that gap for the boys emerging from the comic book stage. Read full book review >
ROGUE REYNARD by Andre Norton
Released: June 3, 1947

"On the basis of galley proofs alone, the market would seen very limited."
The subtitle gives the one:- "Being a tale of the fortunes and misfortunes and divers misdeeds of that great Villain, Baren Reynard, the Fax, and how he was served with King justice. Read full book review >
THE SWORD IS DRAWN by Andre Norton
Released: March 21, 1944

"Unfortunately, the subplot confuses the issues; the pace should be faster, the style more incisive, the moral tone less obvious."
In outline this sounds like a thriller. Read full book review >
FOLLOW THE DRUM by Andre Norton
Released: Sept. 10, 1942

"Girls will realize what strength and persistance it took in those days to fight through life—present day hardships will not seem so difficult."
An excellent story opening up many new angles on the seventeenth century—exciting and well-written-for girls. Read full book review >
Released: June 15, 1934

"A familiar formula — but good reading."
A Graustark type of tale, in which a boy, brought up in ignorance of his royal blood, is spirited off to become the ruler of a virtually unknown Balkan principality. Read full book review >