Sand Sister

~ A Novella in the Witch World Saga by Andre Norton


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Synopsis ~

Tursla was born of the Torpeople in blood and bone but not spirit. Yet her spirit has a twin whose form is sand. When the people of the Tormarsh plan a blood sacrifice of Koris's son to save their dying race, Tursla must stand against her peoples might to save him. Can she do it and can she bear the price she must pay?

 

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Bibliography of English Editions ~

  • Heroic Fantasy (1979) Edited by Gerald W. Page & Hank Reinhardt, Published by DAW, PB, 0-879-97455-9, $1.95, 320pg ~ cover by Jad

Write-up from the back of Heroic Fantasy ~

Conan and Frodo, Brak and Kane... Witch World and Middle Earth... lands of terror and lands of wonder... these are the ingredients of Heroic Fantasy.

And here in this exciting new book will be found a harvest of similar wonders, great edge-of-the-seat adventures in derring-do and wizardry in lands of past and future. Here be dragons and witches, here be heroes and heroines, here be plots and counterplots, here be marvels!

New writers and old masters contribute original stories. You will find Andre Norton and H. Warner Munn, Tanith Lee and Charles R Saunders, E.C. Tubb and Manly Wade Wellman, and many more...

Contents
    7 • Editor's Introduction (Heroic Fantasy) • (1979) • essay by Gerald W. Page and Hank Reinhardt
    11 • Sand Sister • (1979) • novella by Andre Norton
    58 • The Valley of the Sorrows • (1979) • shortstory by Galad Elflandsson
    69 • Ghoul's-Head • (1979) • shortstory by Donald J. Walsh, Jr.
    81 • Commentary on Swords and Swordplay • (1979) • essay by Hank Reinhardt
    86 • Astral Stray • (1979) • novelette by Adrian Cole
    105 • Blood in the Mist • (1979) • novelette by E. C. Tubb
    134 • Commentary on Armor • (1979) • essay by Hank Reinhardt
    138 • The Murderous Dove • [Cyrion] • (1979) • shortstory by Tanith Lee
    153 • Death in Jukun • (1979) • shortstory by Charles R. Saunders
    169 • The De Pertriche Ring • (1979) • novelette by H. Warner Munn
    206 • Commentary on Courage and Heroism • (1979) • essay by Hank Reinhardt
    211 • The Hero Who Returned • (1979) • novelette by Gerald W. Page
    235 • The Riddle of the Horn • (1979) • shortstory by Darrell Schweitzer
    251 • The Age of the Warrior • (1979) • shortstory by Hank Reinhardt
    266 • The Mistaken Oracle • (1979) • shortstory by A. E. Silas
    280 • Demonsong • [The Secret History of the World] • shortstory by F. Paul Wilson
    299 • The Seeker in the Fortress • [Kardios] • (1979) • novelette by Manly Wade Wellman

 

  • Lore of the Witch World (1980) Published by DAW, PB, 0-879-97560-1, $1.95, 223pg ~ cover by Michael Whelan (Re-released in 2012)
  • Barbarians (1986) Edited by Robert Adams, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh, Published by NAL/Signet, PB, 0-451-14054-0, $3.95, 368pg ~ cover by Ken Kelly

Contents
    7 • Introduction (Barbarians) • essay by Robert Adams
    10 • Scylla's Daughter • [Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser] • (1961) • novella by Fritz Leiber
    65 • Stone Man • [Berserker] • (1967) • novelette by Fred Saberhagen
    96 • Sand Sister • (1979) • novella by Andre Norton
    140 • Swordsman of Lost Terra • (1951) • novelette by Poul Anderson
    184 • The Were-Wolf • (1890) • novelette by Clemence Housman
    217 • Swords Against the Marluk • [Deryni Universe] • (1977) • novelette by Katherine Kurtz
    242 • Not Long Before the End • [Magic Goes Away] • (1969) • shortstory by Larry Niven
    253 • Maureen Birnbaum, Barbarian Swordsperson • [Maureen Birnbaum] • (1982) • shortstory by George Alec Effinger
    261 • Thurigon Agonistes • (1983) • shortfiction by Ardath Mayhar
    270 • Vault of Silence • (1970) • novelette by Lin Carter
    297 • The Other One • [Kane] • (1977) • shortstory by Karl Edward Wagner
    305 • The Age of the Warrior • (1979) • shortstory by Hank Reinhardt
    318 • Beyond the Black River • [Conan] • (1935) • novella by Robert E. Howard

 

  • Wizards' Worlds (1989) Edited by Ingrid Zierhut, Published by TOR, HC, 0-312-93191-3, $17.95, 500pg ~ cover by Lucy Synk (Re-released in 2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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