Articles and Reviews about Andre Norton

~ 1965 thru 1969

Indented critiques and comments from Andre Norton: A Primary and Secondary Bibliography. Edited by Roger A. Schlobin, 1994

Many of the articles posted here are from the archives of Texas A & M University - Cushing Memorial Library

Many miscellaneous reviews and articles were saved by Andre and mounted in scrapbooks. ~  See: BOSv.* ***  for a full-size image.

BOS = Andre's Book of Shadows in Worlds of Andre

 

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1965

  • Andre Norton: Mistress of Adventure by Owen C. Girley – The Collectors Advocate # 1, August, Edited and published by Owen C. Girley, Baton Rouge, LA, 5 for $2.00 via 3rd class mail, 24pg (pg.3-10) ~ Cover image by Nicolas Mordvinoff (page 59 "Star Man's Son") ~ includes Addenda from issue #2, May 1966 with corrections to original article.

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  • Review of Night of Masks by P. Schuyler Miller, Analog Science Fact - Science Fiction, January Vol. LXXIV, No. 5., Published by Condé Nast Publications, Inc., Edited by James W. Campbell, $0.50, 100pg (pg. 85) ~ cover by John Schoenherr     See: BOSv.2 page033

 analog.jan.1965

  • Reviews of Sargasso of Space & Plague Ship by P. Schuyler Miller, Analog Science Fact - Science Fiction, February Vol. LXXIV, No. 6, Published by  Condé Nast Publications, Inc., Edited by John W. Campbell, $0.50, 102pg ~ cover by Walter Hortens (pg91)

analog.feb.1965

  • Review of Night of Masks by W. T. Webb in Vector #36, Published by British Science Fiction Association, Edited by Roger G. Peyton, Free to BSFA members, unavailable to the general public. 32pg (pg19)

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1966

    Reprinted in Star Guard (3rd printing) (1966) Published by ACE, PB, #D-599, $0.50, 214pg
    Reprinted in Secret of the Lost Race (2nd printing) (1969) Published by ACE, PB, #75830, $0.60, 144pg

An evaluation of Norton’s entire career and literary output. Current to Web of the Witch World in 1964, the essay contains significant biographical and bibliographical detail with interesting insights into the behind-the-scenes activity at Ace Books. Carter notes that her works have always contained strong fantasy elements and sees the fruition of this quality in the Witch World series, which he praises very highly. In addition, Carter points out that Norton has been a phenomenon in science fiction for three reasons: her works appeal to both juvenile and adult readers; she has rarely published in the genre's magazines; and despite her vivid prose, her entertaining and exciting narrative, and her imaginative invention, she has been largely ignored by serious reviewers; when she has been considered, her works have been largely underrated. However, Carter contends that she must be considered a major figure because of her undeniable skill in a variety of genres, her pioneering efforts in in the introduction of quality writing into the field of juvenile science fiction, and her place as a pivotal figure in the development of the interplanetary fantast sub-genre.
 

Includes a biography, an analysis of Ms. Nortor’s science fiction and edited anthologies, and a bibliography with brief annotatations, all current to 1965.

  • Review of Night of Masks by J. Cawthorn ~ New Worlds SF, (June 1966 Vol.50 No.133), Published by Roberts & Vinter Ltd. London, England (page 154)

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  • Review of Night of Masks by P. Schuyler Miller in Analog Science Fiction  Science Fact, October  Vol. LXXVIII, No. 2, Published by Condé Nast Publications, Inc., Edited by James W. Campbell, $0.60, 180pg (pg. 166) ~ cover by John Schoenherr   See: BOSv.5.1 page040

analog.october.1966

  • Review of Quest Crosstime by P. Schuyler Miller in Analog Science Fiction -> Science Fact, May Vol. LXXVII, No. 3., Published by Condé Nast Publications, Inc., Edited by John W Campbell, $0.50, 164pg cover by John Schoenherr (pg154)     See: BOSv.2.1 page038

analog.may.1966

  • Review of Das grosse Abenteuer des Mutanten (Star Man's Son 2250 ADby Hans Peschke in Der Mann von der Sternenwache 1. Teil (Star Watchman by Ben Bova)
    Published by Moewig, DM 0.80 ~ cover by Johnny Bruck (pg03)

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  • Review of The X Factor by P. Schuyler Miller in Analog Science Fiction -> Science Fact, March Vol. LXXVII, No. 1., Published by Condé Nast Publications, Inc., Edited by John W. Campbell, $0.50, 164pg ~ cover by John Schoenherr (pg151)

analog.science.fiction.march.1966

  • Review of Year of the Unicorn by P. Schuyler Miller in Analog Science Fiction -> Science Fact, August Vol. LXXVII, No. 6., Published by Condé Nast Publications, Inc., Edited by John W. Campbell, $0.60, 180pg ~ cover by John Schoenherr (pg165)     See: BOSv.2.1 page042

analog.august.1966

  • Review of Year of the Unicorn by L. Sprague de Camp in Amra V2n42, September, Published by Terminus, Owlswick, & Ft Mudge Electrick St Railway Gazette, Edited by George H. Scithers, $0.35, 20pg ~ cover by Roy Krenkel (pg06)

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1967

  • Norton, Alice Mary ~ Contemporary Authors: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Authors and Their Worlds Vols. 1-4 Revised Ed. ~ Edited by James M. Ethridge and Barbara Kopala, Published by Gale Research

    Reprinted in Something About the Author: Facts and Pictures about Contemporary Authors and Illustrators of Books for Young People Vol. 1 by Anne Commire, Published by Gale Research (1971)

An overview of Norton's life, career, and writings with mention of some biographical and critical sources and a short autobiographical statement. The reprinted version contains an autobiographical paragraph and a list of sources. This is superseded by the 1980 edition and 1990 edition.

  • Writer for Children: 8. Andre Norton by Margery Fisher ~ The School Librarian (July) (pgs. 141-144)     See: BOS v1.1page047.1   047.2   047.3

The best of the critical discussions of Norton's fiction as of 1979; now superseded. Recognizes the value of plot and character and the fact that technology and science are secondary elements in Norton’s fiction. Fisher correctly identities and explores the more significant themes and devices of the machines effect on mankind; intelligence in its many variations, potentials, and alien guises; the importance of animals, sensual imagery, and miscegenation, particularly in The Beast Master and its sequel Lord of Thunder; the optimism of new starts and orientations lot mankind on other worlds; the symbolic necessity of “earth magic" and an intuitive response to nature; and the quest for self.

  • A Selected List of Children’s Books by Mary Louise Birmingham ~ Reviews including Octagon Magic ~ Commonweal Childrens Books, Volume 88 No. 6, by Clair Hutchet Bishop & Mary Louise Birmingham, (Nov. 10) 30 cents, (pgs. 177-178)

Briefly, lauds, summarizes, and evaluates Octagon Magic.

commonweal.1967

  • Review of Moon of Three Rings by P. Schuyler Miller in Analog Science Fiction -> Science Fact, June Vol. LXXIX, No. 4, Published by Condé Nast Publications, Inc., Edited by John W. Campbell, $0.60, 180pg ~ cover by John Schoenherr     See: BOSv.2.1 page048

analog.june.1967

  • Review of The X Factor by Robert Coulson in Yandro, #174 September, Published by  Robert & Juanita Coulson, Edited by Rober Coulson, $0.35, 34pg ~ cover by Jim Cawthorn (pg9)

yandro.1967

 

  • Review of Victory on Janus by uncredited in Speculation, Autumn Vol 2 No 4. Issue 16., Published by Peter R. Weston, Edited by Peter R. Weston, £2/6, 44pg ~ cover by Bob Rickhard (pg39)

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  • Review of Victory on Janus by P. Schuyler Miller in Analog Science Fiction -> Science Fact, April Vol. LXXIX, No. 2., Published by Condé Nast Publications, Inc., Edited by John W. Campbell, $0.60, 180pg ~ cover by John Schoenherr (pg167)

analog.april.1967

 
1968

A short, but extremely important. introduction that untangles the confused history of the short stories The People of the Crater, and Garan of Yu-Lac while praising the latter for its vivid “other world strangeness” and its favorable echoes of the works of A. Merritt and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Also, see Garan the Eternal for an important collection of the aforementioned short stories.

  • Andre Norton donating a hand drawn map of the Witch World to the Philadephia Free Library: Science Fiction Times (Fanzine) December, Issue #461, 28pgs.

science.fiction.times.dec.1968

  • To the Stars and Back Again by Anonymous ~ Review of Star Rangers ~ Times Literary Supplement (Dec. 5) (pg. 1380)     See: BOSv.1.2 page101

Calls Star Rangers a dynamic narrative of poetic vision written by an author who has the hill professional resources of a master.

 colectors bulletin 1968

  • Review of Star Man's Son by Gregory F. Pickersgill in Vector 49, Published by British Science Fiction Association, Edited by Tony Sudbery, 30pg ~ cover by Santos (pg25)

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  • Review of The X Factor by P. Schuyler Miller in Analog Science Fiction -> Science Fact, June Vol. LXXXI, No. 4, Published by Condé Nast Publications, Inc., Edited by John W. Campbell, $0.60, 180pg ~ cover by Frank Kelly Freas (pg165)   See: BOSv.5.1 page039

analog.science.fiction.june.1968

  • Review of The Zero Stone by P. Schuyler Miller in Analog Science Fiction -> Science Fact, October Vol. LXXXII, No. 2, Published by Condé Nast Publications, Inc., Edited by John W. Campbell, $0.60, 180pg ~ cover by Frank Kelly Freas (pg165) ~ Review of Victory on Janus (pg167)   See: BOSv.5.1 page039

analog.science.fiction.1968

 
1969

  • Introduction to Garan of Yu-Lac by William Crawford ~ in Spaceway Science Fiction Vol. 4 No. 3 Sep/Oct, Published by Fantasy, pgs 38-55 ~ cover by Morris Scott Dollens
  • The Double: Bill Symposium…being 94 replies to `A Questionair for Professional Science Fiction Writers and Editors’ as Created by: Lloyd Biggle, Jr., Edited by Bill Mallardi and Bill Bowers

An interesting fan publication that provides particular insight into Norton's attitudes toward her writing and the science fiction genre. In answer to a variety of questions, Norton indicates that she likes to alternate between writing science fiction and historical adventure; contends that the chief value of science fiction is the “what if...” questions it raises and that it is the “pure action relaxation” element of science fiction which is its primary relation to mainstream fiction; recommends Charles Fort’s books on folklore, magic, anthropology, and natural history to the beginning writer; argues that the greatest weakness of contemporary science fiction is self-conscious and pretentious writing; and identifies H. Rider Haggard, A. Merritt, Talbot Mundy, Dornford Yates, and wide and constant reading as the most significant elements in her development as a writer.

  • Review of Dark Piper by P. Schuyler Miller in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, January, Vol. LXXXII, No. 5, Published by Condi Nast Publications, Edited by John W. Campbell, $0.60, 180pgs. - cover by Frank Kelly Freas (pg.161)

analog.jan.1969

  • Review of Star Hunter & Voodoo Planet in Analog Science Fiction -> Science Fact November Vol. LXXXIII, No. 3, Published by Condi Nast Publications, Edited by John W. Campbell, $0.60, 180pgs.     See: BOSv.5.1 page040
  • Review of The Zero Stone and Uncharted Stars by P. Schuyler Miller in Analog Science Fiction -> Science Fact November Vol. LXXXIV, No. 3, Published by Condi Nast Publications, Edited by John W. Campbell, $0.60, 180pgs.~ cover by Vincent Di Fate (pg168)

analog.science.fiction.november.1969

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pulp.era.1969

 

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