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Creator: Andre Norton

Dont be tricked by the name! She's been a lady all along.

Andre Norton (born Alice Norton) was a particularly prolific Speculative Fiction 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 "soft" Science Fiction, Science Fantasy, and Fantasy novels, although she also wrote such things as spy stories, Westerns, and gothic romance. Her most famous works are probably the Witch World series and her Beastmaster novels, the latter of which were later adapted (sort of) to film and a tv series. Her work greatly influenced many modern authors, including Mercedes Lackey and David Weber. 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:

Stand-alone works:

Full list here. (Even The Other Wiki had to split the bibliography into a page of its own.)


Tropes commonly found in Norton's novels: