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Norton, Andre.
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Publication Information:
Riverdale, NY : Baen Books ; New York : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, [2002]

Physical Description:
534 pages ; 25 cm
On the planet Warlock, Riss Lantee is trained in the secrets of the Wyvern and is the one man who can solve the mystery of a gem of unknown power.
General Note:
"Warlock has been previously published in parts as Storm over Warlock, Ordeal in Otherwhere, and Forerunner foray. This is the first unitary edition."--Jacket.

"A Baen Books original"--T.p. verso.
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X Adult Fiction Science Fiction/Fantasy
X Adult Fiction Science Fiction/Fantasy

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"Andre Norton has created one of the most memorable worlds in SF in the planet humans call Warlock, secretly ruled by the matriarchial Wyverns, an alien race of witches who are masters of mental illusions and dreams. In a sweeping generational saga, the story of Warlock is told by three humans." "Shann Lantee was the lowest-ranking member of an exploration team sent to the newly discovered planet Warlock. When the insectile Throgs attacked the base, only he and two trained wolverines escaped. Hunted by the Throgs, he and the wolverines had to survive without technology on an alien world. Then he discovered the Wyvern, who were his only hope - if they weren't an even more deadly menace than the Throgs." "Charis Nordholm was sold into slavery by the outlaw colony on the planet Demeter. The trader, Jagan, who holds her contract, was on his way to Warlock to trade with the Wyvern. But the alien witches had ominous plans of their own, and both Charis and Shann Lantee found themselves fighting for their lives." "Ziantha's mental powers had made her a valuable asset to the interstellar criminals she worked for. Then she encountered a gem of ancient power, an artifact made by the vanished prehistoric race known as the Forerunners, and stole it. Pursued both by the stone's owners and the agents of the Patrol, she fled across the galaxy and encountered Ris Lantee, a man from the planet Warlock, who alone could solve the powerful gem's mystery."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Author Notes

Born Alice Mary Norton on February 17, 1912 in Cleveland, Ohio, she legally changed her name to Andre Alice Norton in 1934. She attended the Flora Stone Mather College of Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve) for a year then took evening courses in journalism and writing that were offered by Cleveland College, the adult division of the same university. Norton was a librarian for the Cleveland Library System then a reader at Gnome Press. After that position, she became a full-time writer.

She is most noted for writing fantasy, in particular the Witch World series. Her first book The Prince of Commands was published in 1934. Other titles include Ralestone Luck, Magic in Ithkar, Voorloper, Uncharted Stars, The Gifts of Asti and All Cats are Gray. She also wrote under the pen names Andre Norton, Andrew North and Allen Weston

She was the first woman to receive the Gandalf Grand Master of Fantasy and the Nebula Grand Master Award. She has also received a Phoenix Award for overall writing achievement, a Jules Verne Award, and a Science Fiction Book Club Book of the Year Award for her title The Elvenbane. In 1997 she was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. She died on March 17, 2005.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

SF grande dame Andre Norton presents three previously published novels (Storm over Warlock, Ordeal in Otherwhere and Forerunner Foray) in a single volume in Warlock. Free Traders, alien invaders, magical gems and "gentle fems" (a customary address) abound in these dark, fast-paced tales by one of the Science Fiction Writers of America's Grand Masters. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved