History Creator / AndreNorton

8th Feb '17 12:25:08 AM Xtifr
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Andre Norton (born [[MoustacheDePlume Alice Norton]]) was a prolific SpeculativeFiction writer. She was dubbed "Grande Dame of Science Fiction and Fantasy" by her biographers, fans, and peers, and has an award comparable to a Nebula for young adult speculative fiction named after her. She was also the first woman to be named [[UsefulNotes/SFWAGrandMasterAward Grand Master]] by the Science Fiction Writers of America. She published her first novel in 1934 when she was 21 and her last posthumously in 2006.

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Andre Norton (born [[MoustacheDePlume Alice Norton]]) was a prolific SpeculativeFiction writer. She was dubbed "Grande Dame of Science Fiction and Fantasy" by her biographers, fans, and peers, and has an award comparable to a Nebula for young adult speculative fiction named after her. She was also the first woman (and sixth person) to be named [[UsefulNotes/SFWAGrandMasterAward Grand Master]] by the Science Fiction Writers of America. She published her first novel in 1934 when she was 21 and her last posthumously in 2006.
8th Feb '17 12:17:35 AM Xtifr
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Andre Norton (born [[MoustacheDePlume Alice Norton]]) was a particularly prolific SpeculativeFiction writer. She was dubbed "Grande Dame of Science Fiction and Fantasy" by her biographers, fans, and peers, and has an award comparable to a Nebula for young adult speculative fiction named after her. She published her first novel in 1934 (when she was ''21''!) and her last posthumously in 2006.

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Andre Norton (born [[MoustacheDePlume Alice Norton]]) was a particularly prolific SpeculativeFiction writer. She was dubbed "Grande Dame of Science Fiction and Fantasy" by her biographers, fans, and peers, and has an award comparable to a Nebula for young adult speculative fiction named after her. She was also the first woman to be named [[UsefulNotes/SFWAGrandMasterAward Grand Master]] by the Science Fiction Writers of America. She published her first novel in 1934 (when when she was ''21''!) 21 and her last posthumously in 2006.
5th Feb '17 1:25:50 PM Xtifr
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* ApocalypseHow: Happens to Earth in ''The Beastmaster''.



* BondCreatures: ''The Beast Master'', one of the earliest examples.



* GenderRestrictedAbility: Played straight with the witches of ''Witch World'' and the Wyverns of Warlock, then subverted by Simon Tregarth and others.



* MagicalNegro: The depiction of the tribal elders in VoodooPlanet, in the SolarQueen series, is a bit too close for comfort for modern readers, even if their culture is sympathetic in other ways, such as being founded by Africans escaping from a concentration camp.

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* MagicalNegro: The depiction of the tribal elders in VoodooPlanet, ''Voodoo Planet'', in the SolarQueen Solar Queen series, is a bit too close for comfort for modern readers, even if their culture is sympathetic in other ways, such as being founded by Africans escaping from a concentration camp.



* TheRemnant: The villains in ''The Beast Master''; the spy organization in ''Literature/{{Catseye}}'' may also qualify.



* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: The [[IntrepidMerchant Free Trader]] ship Solar Queen is described as both "small" and "needle-slim." It's also clearly a rocket shape. But when Norton explains the accommodations on a single deck within that "small" hull, it's clear that to have "needle-slim" proportions at that size, it'd need to be about the height of a Saturn V.
** Also, in ''Star Rangers'', Terra's whereabouts have been forgotten, and it's said to be far from the centers of galactic civilization. The man who sent the ship on its last mission is in charge of Deneb, approximately 1400 light-years from Sol. But the villain is from the highly civilized Arcturus system, which is ... only 36 light-years away from the forgotten boonies -- not all that great a distance when a small scout starship can cover some 1400 in a few years (with exploratory landings along the way).
** And the ship is "Vegan registry" - Vega is a mere 25 light-years from Earth.

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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale:
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The [[IntrepidMerchant Free Trader]] ship Solar Queen ''Solar Queen'' is described as both "small" and "needle-slim." It's also clearly a rocket shape. But when Norton explains the accommodations on a single deck within that "small" hull, it's clear that to have "needle-slim" proportions at that size, it'd need to be about the height of a Saturn V.
** Also, in In ''Star Rangers'', Terra's whereabouts have been forgotten, and it's said to be far from the centers of galactic civilization. The man who sent the ship on its last mission is in charge of Deneb, approximately 1400 light-years from Sol. But the villain is from the highly civilized Arcturus system, which is ... only 36 light-years away from the forgotten boonies -- not all that great a distance when a small scout starship can cover some 1400 in a few years (with exploratory landings along the way).
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way). And the ship is "Vegan registry" - Vega is a mere 25 light-years from Earth.
5th Feb '17 1:21:55 PM Xtifr
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!! Tropes commonly found in Norton's novels:

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!! Tropes commonly found in Norton's novels:
her other works:
5th Feb '17 1:21:19 PM Xtifr
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Her complete bibliography would take up several pages, so here is a ''very'' incomplete list:

Series:
* The ''Literature/BeastMaster'' series -- SpaceWestern

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Her complete bibliography would take up several pages, so here is !! Works with a ''very'' incomplete list:

Series:
page on this wiki:
* ''Literature/AndroidAtArms''
* The ''Literature/BeastMaster'' series -- SpaceWesternseries
* ''Literature/{{Catseye|1961}}''
* ''Literature/DreadCompanion''
* ''Literature/TheHalfbloodChronicles'' series, with Creator/MercedesLackey
* ''Literature/IceCrown''
* ''Literature/TheTimeTraders'' series
* The ''[[Literature/BlackTrillium Trillium]]'' series, with Creator/MarionZimmerBradley and Creator/JulianMay
* ''Literature/{{Warlock}}'': ''Storm Over Warlock'', ''Ordeal in Otherwhen'', and ''Forerunner Foray''.
* The ''Literature/WitchWorld'' series
* ''Literature/TheZeroStone''

!! Selected other works:



* ''Literature/TheHalfbloodChronicles'', with Creator/MercedesLackey



* ''Literature/TheTimeTraders'' series
* The ''[[Literature/BlackTrillium Trillium]]'' series, with Creator/MarionZimmerBradley and Creator/JulianMay
* ''Literature/{{Warlock}}'': ''Storm Over Warlock'', ''Ordeal in Otherwhen'', and ''Forerunner Foray''.
* The ''Literature/WitchWorld'' series

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* ''Literature/TheTimeTraders'' series
* The ''[[Literature/BlackTrillium Trillium]]'' series, with Creator/MarionZimmerBradley and Creator/JulianMay
* ''Literature/{{Warlock}}'': ''Storm Over Warlock'', ''Ordeal in Otherwhen'', and ''Forerunner Foray''.
* The ''Literature/WitchWorld'' series



* ''Literature/AndroidAtArms''
* ''Literature/{{Catseye|1961}}''
* ''Literature/DreadCompanion''
* ''Literature/IceCrown''



* ''Literature/TheZeroStone''

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* ''Literature/TheZeroStone''
9th Jan '17 1:32:41 AM allium
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Andre Norton (born [[MoustacheDePlume Alice Norton]]) was a particularly prolific SpeculativeFiction writer. She was dubbed "Grande Dame of Science Fiction and Fantasy" by her biographers, fans, and peers, and has an award comparable to a Nebula for young adult speculative fiction named after her. She published her first novel in 1934 (when she was ''21''!) and her last posthumously in 2005.

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Andre Norton (born [[MoustacheDePlume Alice Norton]]) was a particularly prolific SpeculativeFiction writer. She was dubbed "Grande Dame of Science Fiction and Fantasy" by her biographers, fans, and peers, and has an award comparable to a Nebula for young adult speculative fiction named after her. She published her first novel in 1934 (when she was ''21''!) and her last posthumously in 2005.
2006.



* The ''Quag Keep'' series -- published in 1978, the first book is considered [[UrExample the first]] ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' novel. Norton wrote it after playing a session of the game with Creator/GaryGygax himself.

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* The ''Quag Keep'' series and ''Return to Quag Keep'' -- published in 1978, the first book is considered [[UrExample the first]] ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' novel. Norton wrote it after playing a session of the game with Creator/GaryGygax himself.



%%* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Based on an early version of Gygax's own ''TabletopGame/Greyhawk'' campaign,
9th Jan '17 1:05:34 AM allium
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%%* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Based on an early version of Gygax's own ''TabletopGame/Greyhawk'' campaign,
9th Jan '17 1:03:19 AM allium
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* The ''Quag Keep'' series -- the first book, published in 1978 and set in an EarlyInstallmentWeirdness version of the ''TabletopGame/Greyhawk'' setting, is considered [[UrExample the first]] ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' novel. Norton wrote it after playing a session of the game with Creator/GaryGygax himself.

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* The ''Quag Keep'' series -- the first book, published in 1978 and set in an EarlyInstallmentWeirdness version of 1978, the ''TabletopGame/Greyhawk'' setting, first book is considered [[UrExample the first]] ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' novel. Norton wrote it after playing a session of the game with Creator/GaryGygax himself.
9th Jan '17 1:02:31 AM allium
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* The ''Quag Keep'' series -- the first book, published in 1978 and set in an EarlyInstallmentWeirdness version of the ''{{Greyhawk}}'' setting, is considered [[UrExample the first]] ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' novel. Norton wrote it after playing a session of the game with Creator/GaryGygax himself.

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* The ''Quag Keep'' series -- the first book, published in 1978 and set in an EarlyInstallmentWeirdness version of the ''{{Greyhawk}}'' ''TabletopGame/Greyhawk'' setting, is considered [[UrExample the first]] ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' novel. Norton wrote it after playing a session of the game with Creator/GaryGygax himself.
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