Andre Norton: Never Truly Gone!
by Friends, Fans, Colleagues and Peers
Impossible to believe it has been 10 years since you left us!
Daybreak 2250 A.D. and real men landing on the Moon at 9 years old and I was hooked. It has been a 43 year long quest to know all of Andre’s works and it has become something I hope never gets completed. It drives me. I lay awake at night thinking - how can I get my hands on that one more thing. No other Author has such a special place in my heart. ~ Jay Watts (Lotsawatts) ~ your humble webmaster
Andre Norton was a truly great lady in herself and in her works. She moved the hearts and minds of her readers, inspiring them to reach for their own stars, and she was generous with her encouragement to those of us who followed her into the realms of story telling. I am privileged to have known her and to have been able to call her my friend. Pauline (P.M.) Griffin
I knew Andre for twenty years, we phoned, wrote, and several times I managed to stay with her for a week or two. I miss, not only the talented writer who always had time for a newbie, but my friend, with whom I talked cats, fantasy, and the trials and fun of life in general. No one is truly dead until they are forgotten. It's going therefore, to be a long time before Andre Norton is truly dead. Lyn McConchie.
Though I’m so far down on the food chain, I almost don’t exist, but as a writer, I learned to love all my characters, not just the heroes. You can tell that Andre Norton loved hers (even the scumbags). Jean Lamb
Although I enjoyed most Andre Norton books, it was the Free Trader series that really struck a chord with me. The crew of the Solar Queen was very much a family and they worked together to make their little profits on runs too small to interest big business. The characters were interesting and the captain well respected by the junior members of the crew. Plague Ship will always be one of my favorites.
Ellen Anthony, author Search for the Sun
She took us through Keys out of Time and gates that were once locked
Our minds linked with four footed friends our own Keplians we sought.
Defiant Agents we all became as aliens in blue suits we fought
I still wish after fifty years for one more yarn she would tell
I wish that there was only some way to reach beyond that veil.
We all miss you. Ms Norton. Wait for us. Help us find the last gate.
She was simply the best friend I ever had. When she found out how very badly I wanted to go to a WorldCon being held in my own backyard of Anaheim, California but didn't have the money she paid for my membership and refused to allow me to pay her back.
The day we lost this great lady I cried for hours.
Andre was the first and only writer I ever wrote a fan letter to after reading Breed To Come. I was excited and honored when she replied. We continued writing, eventually she gave me her actual address so I could write direct instead of throw her publisher. That friendship lasted until March 17, 2005.
I will be forever grateful and humbled for her frienship.
Clear skies my dear dear friend.
Andre Norton was one of my favourite authors. Reading one of her books always feels as if I'm stepping into the landscape of my dreams, with people that I recognise and have always known. My favourite book was Beast Master, but I'm still finding books of hers that I haven't read. Ebooks have made books available now that couldn't be found in the UK previously.
I'm writing this on the day that Terry Pratchett died, and feeling very sad to know that I will never meet him nor Andre Norton, the two authors whose alternate worlds I most enjoyed visiting and loved. Their books are our legacy, and I'm very grateful to have them.
Isle of Man
For the past 3 decades an unpublished work of Andre’s
has been waiting to be set free!
Andre-Norton-Books.com has acquired the rights to that story
and as a small token of thanks for your continued support
we share it with you here today.
Say the name Andre Norton to someone who's read her work, and watch the flash in their eyes. There's something about Andre Norton.
She calls herself an old-fashioned storyteller and, indeed, whether it's fantasy, science fiction, adventure, romance or any other genre of popular literature, she manages to capture the audience's attention in the gracious style of the long-gone bardic masters. This quality, acknowledged by both the readers and critics has given her the title of the Grande Dame of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Andre Norton 10/21/2002
Andre Norton's only "Estate Authorized" Fan created website.
Andre-Norton-Books.com is a non-profit site staffed by volunteers dedicated to the memory of Andre Norton.
Here you will find over 300 titles, hundreds of articles, thousands of images, and five hours of video, about Andre Norton and her works. Please take the time to look at everything; you may very well discover a bit of Andre you were previously unaware of. Check back often as we are adding new content every day.
We have come a very long way since we started online way back in 2004. Since that time we have earned the right to call our site the only “Estate Authorized” Andre Norton website. Because of the extensive quantity of information we have amassed over the years and our dedication to the preservation of Andre’s legacy the Estate granted us this right in 2013 but that is our only true attachment to the Estate.
This site is based on the original Andre-Norton-Books.com site, with major improvements, including a fully searchable database on all things Andre.
We are keeping the old site available for posterity's sake. With the amount of time spent formatting that site it would be a shame to see it just disappear.
Please use this site to learn all about Andre's wonderful work. There are books to read and share with friends, interesting tidbits of trivia and interesting images spread throughout the site. You may just find something you have never seen before or titles that you have never heard of: what a great find – a previously unread Andre Norton novel!
Keep in mind that many of Andre Norton's novels were written for what is considered the Young Adult market. Andre Norton was the gateway to science fiction and fantasy for many young readers and remains an excellent author for introducing Science Fiction & Fantasy to younger readers; she can't help but inspire their imaginations.
(Please note that our site has no paid ads and our purchase links are for our visitor's convenience only.)
Thank You for your continued support ~ Jay Watts (aka Lots-A-Watts)
A gift for Sorcerers and Soreceresses
Andre's Book of Shadows
Book of Shadows (Grimoire) -- The first thing all witches require is their Grimoire (Book of Shadows). This is the journal in which you write down absolutly everything yo do pertaining to witchcraft, you document any occult studies, spells, healing, lotions, portions, and magic of any sort. This is the journal that will record your journey into the world of witchcraft, and is something that will prove to be invaluable during your magical journey. The Book of Shadows is a book of rituals, magic, and healing lore, it is documented to teach, inspire, and guide, and offer ethical standards for all witches. Solitary witches pass their books down through the generations; covens document their practices and pass their spell crafting, rituals, cerimonies and healing practices down. Nothing is ever removed from the Book of Shadows, only added to. The high preistess, or high priest, was traditionally the keeper of the Book of Shadows for the individual covens, and only one copy existed.
If you want to explore other realms then open the Book of Shadows
Be Warned! ~ you may become trapped in Andre’s universe.
Andre's friend and confidant "Tree Man" with her gnomes.
It may not be a surprise to you, but Andre was in love with trees and often spoke to the large live oak behind her library in Tennessee; his name was "Tree Man". I also have a love for trees and often can be found talking to the very old live oak in my back yard and of course Andre and I also shared a love for Dragons.
We recommend that you take a stroll through the The Black Forest and look at some of the tree sculptures that I have been known to do, including a special sculpture done for the Estate of Andre Norton, staring one of Andre's favorite dragons.