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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.

Norton is well-known for her "[[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness soft]]" ScienceFiction, ScienceFantasy, and {{Fantasy}} novels, although she also wrote such things as spy stories, {{Western}}s, and gothic romance. Her most famous works are probably the ''WitchWorld'' series and her ''Series/{{Beastmaster}}'' novels, the latter of which were later adapted ([[InNameOnly sort of]]) to film and a tv series. Her work greatly influenced many modern authors, including Creator/MercedesLackey and Creator/DavidWeber. A number of female authors were encouraged to write on finding out that Andre was a pen name, and she was a woman.

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

Series:
* The ''Literature/BeastMaster'' series -- SpaceWestern
* The ''Central Control'' series, actually two books only related by the interstellar government being called "Central Control"
* ''Literature/TheHalfbloodChronicles'', with Creator/MercedesLackey
* The ''Forerunner'' series
* The ''Janus'' series
* The ''Moon Singer'' series
* The ''Quag Keep'' series
* The ''Solar Queen'' series
* The ''Star Ka'at'' series, with Dorothy Madlee
* The ''Sword'' series (spy stories, set in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and the years just following)
* ''TheTimeTraders'' series
* The ''[[Literature/BlackTrillium Trillium]]'' series, with MarionZimmerBradley and Julian May
* ''Literature/{{Warlock}}'': ''Storm Over Warlock'', ''Ordeal in Otherwhen'', and ''Forerunner Foray''.
* The ''Literature/WitchWorld'' series

Stand-alone works:
* ''Literature/AndroidAtArms''
* ''Literature/{{Catseye}}''
* ''Literature/DreadCompanion''
* ''Literature/IceCrown''
* ''No Night Without Stars''
* ''The Prince Commands'' ({{Ruritania}}n adventure; her first novel)
* ''Rogue Reynard''
* ''Sea Siege''
* ''Shadow Hawk'' (adventure in AncientEgypt)
* ''Star Man's Son'' (a.k.a. ''Daybreak - 2250 A.D.'')
* ''Scarface'' (can be thought of as ''Son of [[Literature/CaptainBloodHisOdyssey Captain Blood]]'')
* ''Literature/TheZeroStone''

Full list [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibliography_of_Andre_Norton here]]. (Even TheOtherWiki had to split the bibliography into a page of its own.)

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!! Tropes commonly found in Norton's novels:

* AdjectiveAnimalAlehouse: The Diving Lokworm in ''Uncharted Stars''.
* AfterTheEnd
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer
* AncientAstronauts: The forerunners, among others.
* AntlionMonster: In ''Judgment on Janus''. Niall/Ayyar falls into a pit dug by a kalcrok (a large spider-like monster). The kalcrok skillfully fashioned the pit walls to be unclimbable, so after killing it he must crawl though its nest to find an exit.
* ApocalypseHow: Happens to Earth in ''The Beastmaster''.
* AuthorAppeal: Cats, cats, cats. And occasionally horses.
* BadassNative: A'plenty.
* TheBeastmaster: The TropeNamer.
* BlindJump
* BondCreatures: ''The Beast Master'', one of the earliest examples.
* CasualInterstellarTravel: Free Traders, Murdoc Jern in ''The Zero Stone'' and ''Uncharted Stars'', etc.
* CatFolk
* ChangelingFantasy
* ChangingOfTheGuard: Her series often start with one character, then move on to their children or other characters.
* AChildShallLeadThem
* TheCityNarrows: The Dipple, a refugee camp in the planet Korwar's capital city of Tikil, appears in several novels, e.g. ''Judgement on Janus'', ''Catseye''.
* ColorCodedWizardry
* ComeToGawk
* CommonalityConnection: In ''Dragon Magic''

* CoolGate
* {{Curse}}
* DarkestHour
* DerelictGraveyard: [[RecycledInSpace In space!]]
* DreamingOfTimesGoneBy
* DueToTheDead
* EarthThatWas
* TheEmpire: The Space Adventures of Andre Norton have this.
* EvilIsDeathlyCold
* TheFairFolk: In ''Here Abide Monsters'', and the short story "The Long Night of Waiting".
* FantasticRacism: Many times. In ''Star Guard'' (Xenophon's ''Anabasis'' RecycledInSpace), for instance, Terrans are looked down on and virtually enslaved as cannon fodder by the humanoid rulers of Central Control, but get along fine with nonhumans such as the [[LizardFolk Zacathans]]. There're also scenes in that book where Terran soldiers refer to the humanoids of one planet as [[FantasticSlurs "fur faces."]] In the chronologically later ''Star Rangers'', humans rule Central Control -- and many call nonhumans "Bemmies."
* FeudalFuture
* FieldPromotion
* FireForgedFriends
* FloweryElizabethanEnglish: ''Rogue Reynard'' from beginning to end.
* FunctionalMagic
* GenderRestrictedAbility: Played straight with the witches of ''Witch World'' and the Wyverns of Warlock, then subverted by Simon Tregarth and others.
* GiveMeASword
* HappilyAdopted
* HeirClubForMen
* HiddenBackupPrince: Michael in ''The Prince Command''.
* HomeSweetHome
* IGaveMyWord
* IKnowYourTrueName
* IntelligentGerbil
* IntrepidMerchant: Her Free Traders, who appear in almost all her {{science fiction}}.
* KillMeNowOrForeverStayYourHand
* LaResistance: Specifically, the Dutch Resistance from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, in the first and third books of the ''Sword'' series.
* LizardFolk
* MadeASlave
* 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.
* MeaningfulRename
* NeedleInAStackOfNeedles
* NinetyPercentOfYourBrain: Chances are, any given protagonist will discover he's got latent PsychicPowers by about half way through the book.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Her Elvenbane series, ''Dragon Magic'', and ''Quag Keep''.
* OurElvesAreBetter: Also her Elvenbane series.
* PeopleOfHairColor
* PlanetTerra: Most of her science fiction.
* ThePowerOfLove
* {{Precursors}}: Possibly the ur-example.
* PsychicPowers
* TheRemnant: The villains in ''The Beast Master''; the spy organization in ''Literature/{{Catseye}}'' may also qualify.
* RevengeByProxy
* RipVanWinkle: Anyone who travels through a CoolGate and back may find time very different on either side.
* 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.
* SpacePolice
* SpeciesLoyalty: A villainous motivation in ''Secret of the Lost Race''
* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: often a result of RipVanWinkle.
* SwitchedAtBirth
* TalkingInYourDreams
* ThievesGuild: [[RecycledInSpace In space!]]): generally referred to simply as the Guild.
* TimeTravel: Usually to reach neat settings rather than to deal with temporal paradoxes.
* TrueCompanions
* {{Unicorn}}: Her Elvenbane series.
* VictoryGuidedAmnesia
* VirginPower: The witches, although several have been shown to keep their power after losing their virginity.
* WarRefugees: One way to start the story is as one of these.
* WretchedHive: The Dipple, a barracks for people who can't return to their homes because those have been destroyed or, more often, ceded to the enemy in the aftermath of a major interstellar war. (The name probably derives from D.P.L. for "Displaced Persons Lodging.")
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Occurs to refugees of various wars and some victims of {{Cool Gate}}s.
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