Search Results: "Andre Norton"


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STAR SOLDIERS by Andre Norton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
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 >

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SCENT OF MAGIC by Andre Norton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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DREAD COMPANION by Andre Norton
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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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THE DEFIANT AGENTS by Andre Norton
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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >