BAEN Publishing Omnibus Editions
by Andre Norton
Omnibus Editions ~ A bibliographer's nightmare. Where to list them, how to list them, what to tie them to? These are the questions that one finds themselves asking when trying to organize this site, the world loves Andre's work so much that many of her titles just keep being paired up under new names.
There are currently 28 Omnibus editions containing previously released titles by Andre. Granted, 2 of those were re-released under a new title, but that leaves a lot of Andre titles still to get re-released. Be glad I'm not listing all the Russian Omnibus Editions on this page. Let me tell you ~ the Russians love Omnibus Editions, and some of them contain as many as 8 titles. (see individual title pages)
We recently had the opportunity to discuss Andre Norton books with Toni Weisskopf a representative of BAEN Publishing. During that conversation she was asked "what is up with all these weird parings and titles of your recent releases?". We were referring to the Omnibus Editions that have been released by BAEN. Titles like "Ice and Shadow" containing "Ice Crown & Brother to Shadows" or "Children of the Gates" containing "Here Abides Monsters & Yurth Burden".
Her answer was that BAEN had a list of titles they had access to, they had paired all the titles that actually go together a while ago, and now they are combining whatever titles they have left to make new editions. As for the weird titles BAEN people brainstorm and come up with titles that people would be interested in. It can be noted that the covers do match at least one of the stories within the edition. She also added that they are rapidly coming to the end of that list. We at Andre-Norton-Books.com are hoping they get many more titles to release, so that the new generation of readers can have access to all of Andre's works.
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Listed below are the omnibus editions by BAEN - containing two or more Stand-Alone novels by Andre Norton.