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Tales of the witch world 3
Norton, Andre.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : T. Doherty Associates, [1990]

Physical Description:
467 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
General Note:
"A Tor book"--T.p. verso.
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PS648.F3 T322 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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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)

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

This superior anthology comprises 17 short stories set in one of Andre Norton's best-known creations, the Witch World. The authors include the customary mixed bag of established and unknown writers. Particularly fine contributions are A. C. Crispin's ``The Bloodspell,'' Charles De Lint's ``The White Road,'' Mercedes Lackey's ``Were-Hunter,'' and Marylois Dunn's ``Cat and the Other.'' Norton herself contributes a piece as well. A must for any collection with a large audience for Norton and the Witch World, and recommended in general for most fantasy collections. RG. [OCLC] 87-16310

Publisher's Weekly Review

This collection of stories set in Norton's Witch World universe will appeal mainly to the longtime fan. Nineteen writers, 17 of them women, contribute their elaborations of events and people in those war- and magic-torn lands. Many of the tales, set in the Dales after the fall of Escarp and its witches, tell of young women who learn to cope with unusual powers. In ``The Scent of Magic,'' Juanita Coulson writes of an orphan of the nomadic Vupsall who must accept her powers in order to save her people; another young woman evades recruitment by the witches and finds love in A. C. Crispin's ``Heartspell.'' The only boy ever raised among Falconer women is the subject of ``Falcon's Chick'' by Patricia Shaw Mathews. In a charming debut, ``Were-Flight,'' Lisa Woodworth tells of an orphaned shape-changer, brought up in an abbey, who fulfills her destiny to metamorphose into a cat. This volume, a pleasing addition to the Witch World oeuvre, is not, however, the place for the neophyte to enter that realm. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

A young man dedicates his life to revenge in Patricia Shaw Matthews's ``Falcon's Chick,'' while a young woman learns the truth of her parentage in Ann Miller and Karen E. Ripley's ``Godron's Daughter'' in this collection of 19 stories set in Andre Norton's enduring Witch World. Contributors include fantasy veterans Patricia McKillip, Sharon Green, etc., as well as newcomers. Purchase where the series or its spin-off anthologies are popular. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.