Tales from High Hallack
The collected short stories of
Volume 2 of 3
Edited by Jean Rabe
With introductions by Jean Rabe
Introduction . . . Jean Rabe
Freedom . . .
Cats . . .
Song of the Barbarian Swordsman . . .
The Last Cohort . . .
Swamp Dweller . . .
Get Out of My Dream! . . .
Of the Shaping of Ulm’s Heir . . .
Rider on a Mountain . . .
The Silent One . . .
The Nabob’s Gift . . .
Nine Threads of Gold . . .
A Very Dickensy Christmas . . .
Noble Warrior . . .
Hob’s Pot . . .
Noble Warrior Meets with a Ghost . . .
Noble Warrior, Teller of Fortunes . . .
Noble Warrior and the “Gentleman” . . .
Write-up from Amazon.com ~
For the first time, the Grand Dame of science fiction—Andre Norton—has her short stories gathered for her fans’ reading pleasure. Tales reach back to the 1930s, as fresh and relevant today as they were when she wrote them . . . such was Andre’s skill. High fantasy, fables, science fiction, coming of age stories, and more fill three volumes. This impressive, must-have collection includes stories of Witch World. There are cats sprinkled here and there, as Andre treasured them so. And there is magic in the writing, unequaled prose to delight readers of all ages.
High Hallack was a place in Andre’s fiction, and was also the name of her genre writer’s library she opened in Tennessee. It is a wondrous keep that she called home, and now High Hallack opens its gates and allows these amazing stories to tumble out.
Lose yourself in her enchanted words, and read them again and again.
Excerpt from introduction by Jody Lyn Nye; vol. 1~
To find a woman writing science fiction with such skill and style was a joy. Her heroines never waited limply for someone to save them. She could have coined the term “self-rescuing princess.” Just reading her work taught me a great deal about my chosen craft.
Norton blazed a trail that I followed humbly. To this day, every time I read something of hers, I learn something new. I am as freshly impressed and surprised as was that girl in her high school library long ago.
If this is your first experience with Andre Norton, you’re in for a treat. Her short fiction appeared in magazines, many of which have long crumbled to yellowed fragments, (damn that acid-treated paper!), or in out-of-print anthologies. Jean Rabe and Sue Stewart have put together these collections so Norton-lovers have those lost pieces all together at their fingertips.
Enjoy them! I certainly will.
Jody Lynn Nye
Bibliography of English Editions ~
- (2014) Volume 2 ~ Published by Premier Digital Publishing, DM & TP, 978-1-624-67242-6, $22.95, 300pg ~ cover by Kib Prestridge
- (2014) Volume 2 ~ Published by Open Road Media, DM, 978-1-497660-34-2, $22.95, 225pg ~ cover by Kib Prestridge