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Subject: Any Andre Norton fans out there??????
Date Posted: 2/12/2009 8:29 PM ET
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Just started reading her books and am totally hooked.  I plan on reading all of them (350+)

Sor far I've read about 20 of books and was only disappointed in one (Voorloper).  My favorite so far is Dark Piper.  Have started the Witch World series but have to admit it is hard to keep my interest.  Don't really care for the witchcraft stuff so much, kind of boring.  Loved the Solar Queen series and anything with the Forerunners.  The time travel ones with Ross Murdock were fun as well as the Beastmaster series.


Anyone else have a favorite of hers you would like to share your thoughts on?

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Subject: Andre
Date Posted: 2/12/2009 9:35 PM ET
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As a matter of fact I have read quite a few by Andre. I usually bought them at used book stores. I will have to look them over and let you know which I thought was best.

Date Posted: 2/13/2009 1:35 AM ET
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Yes, I am a big fan of Andre Norton!

I admit I am a bigger fan of her earlier stuff. I really liked Dark Piper too! Also the Ross Murdoch and Beastmaster books.

My faves are probably Judgement on Janus and Victory on Janus -- she creates a completely different world.

I also like Zero Stone and Uncharted Stars. The ship's cat eats a "stone" from an alien planet (or ship)-- and is no longer just the ship's cat....

Also like the Free Traders books Moon of Three Rings and Exiles of the Stars. Strong female characters (of course, most of her female characters were strong!).

Actually, I loved just about everything she did, until up to about the early 80's. I just couldn't get into Moon Called or Brother to Shadows, so after that stopped buying everything she put out....

I like the Witch World series, the early ones. Just vividly creating a whole other world....

I still have an ancient copy of Judgement on Janus, and the original Witch World. The Judgement on Janus one is really falling apart :) .

You know, tho, I always hesitate to recommend books, as people have such different tastes. It's always such a risk. So-- for all I know you'll like different ones of hers than I do :) .

Happy reading! 


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Date Posted: 2/13/2009 1:17 PM ET
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I appreciate everyone's comments.  I am open to all of her stories, though I do not like the ones that she co-writes with other authors.  You can just tell it is not her writing.  

I can't wait to try the Janus stories.  I have been buying up "lots" of her books on Ebay but that was before I discovered this wonderful and exciting website.  I was able to find so many of her books here that I don't have a copy yet, so I know I can now save my money and not waste it on Ebay!   I was getting so many duplications and don't know what to do with them.  If anyone just wants a copy of something, let me know, I'll probably have a duplicate I'll be glad to send to you for keeps. You can write to me at arynsun@excite.com

I find I enjoy her early stuff much more too, her creative process in presenting other worlds is so interesting. 

Thanks so all who have responded.  I will take all of the suggestions to heart and as I read more of her stories, I'll keep sharing and love to hear everyone's recommendations!

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Subject: Norton chat
Date Posted: 2/15/2009 1:00 PM ET
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Just started reading her books and am totally hooked.  I plan on reading all of them (350+)


Three hundred and fifty books!!  No way.  ................................ Go on, really?  I suppose I should check Wickedpedia.  Asimov got so much credit for having over 100 books published..........................

I have a few of the old Nortons on my shelves, one is starting to fall apart and unpostable.  I'm looking at Catseye, sent to me by Ogre of the South.  If you want it Air and Sun, PM me.


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Date Posted: 2/15/2009 3:12 PM ET
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Ha!  Counting nonfiction, Asimov wrote more than Five Hundred books!  Fantasticfiction lists Norton at 219, though, and some of those were collaborations or works edited.

Subject: Andre Norton....
Date Posted: 2/15/2009 6:55 PM ET
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Actually, I may have overstated her number of books.  She had published 130 novels, over 100 short stories as well as editing countless others.  My first statement was based on Wikipedia (oops!) where it was said she had over 300 published works.    Anyway, she was a great woman author in the sci-fi genre.

You can read more about her at:



Again, thanks for all the comments. 




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Subject: Asimov
Date Posted: 2/16/2009 12:19 PM ET
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Five hundred books??? ...... whoa..............

Date Posted: 2/22/2009 12:47 AM ET
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I have 120 of her books, but there are a few of her last ones I never got. My favorites are Catseye and Storm Over Warlock for the sf, and Year of the Unicorn and the Gryphon books for Witchworld.
Date Posted: 2/25/2009 1:03 AM ET
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I'm a long time Norton fan.  And I'm old enough that it's a really long time!  She was one of the first sci-fi authors I ever read.  I have most of her books, though not many of the later ones that were collaberations.  The beastmaster books and the time traders are among my favorites.