Attention fans of Andre Norton.


Hello Kind Folks,

I have an idea for a new project but I need help.

The Idea – a pronunciation guide for names, places and other terms in Andre’s work.

I often get asked, how do you pronounce this name or that place. And truthfully, I have no idea. Generally my spelling sucks. And lets face it, a lot of names and places Andre used are hard to pronounce, especially in the Witch World Saga. For those of you who think I’m nuts or just plain stupid, you are just the person I need.

I would like to send out a list of names, places or things (even the ones I can pronounce) and get people to do the grammatical notation of said word. I still have to create a list but it wouldn’t take to long using all the glossaries I’ve collected and posted on the website over the years. Then I would go through those glossaries and add the grammatical info to it.

And so – I’m looking for volunteers to help with said project. I really want several people to help so I can see what multiple people think of each word.  You can sign up by emailing me at

Any and all help will be deeply appreciated. Again I’m looking for volunteers for I can’t afford to pay you. I can however give you credit on the website. 




~ A Short Story in the Witch World Saga by Andre Norton


Synopsis ~

It’s a time after the Turning and rebuilding is underway. Mereth a lady of Lormt, mute and lacking the Old Talent of Mind-Touch, discovers a frightening scene in a field. As the people of Lormt try to solve the mystery trouble breaks out among the villagers. Mereth rescues one of the villagers and brings her into Lormt. This leads to a battle with an evil from below, and Mereth gains a great gift.


Bibliography of English Editions ~

  • Masters of Fantasy (2004) Edited by Bill Fawcett and Brian Thomsen, Published by BAEN, HC, 0-743-48822-9, $25.00, 384pg (pgs 29-46) ~ cover by Jeff Easley
  • Masters of Fantasy (2006) Edited by Bill Fawcett and Brian Thomsen, Published by BAEN, PB, 1-416-50927-5, $7.99, 563pg ~ cover by Jeff Easley

 Write-up from the back of the paperback edition of "Masters of Fantasy" ~

You are cordially invited to explore the many worlds of modern fantasy, with an array of the field's brightest stars as your guides. Masters of Fantasy presents a glittering roster of today's most popular fantasy writers, offering brand new adventures set in their most popular series, including:

David Weber, author of the NY Times best-selling Bahzell series... Mercedes Lackey, among the most popular of today's fantasy writers, author of the best-selling Valdemar novels... David Drake, author of the best-selling Lord of the Isles series... Andre Norton, whose Witch World novels have enthralled readers for four decades... Elizabeth Moon, whose Paksenarrion series are among the decade's most popular fantasy novels.

Also on board are such stars as Hugo and Nebula winner Michael Resnick, New York Times best-selling author Robert Asprin and hid popular "Myth" series collaborator Jody Lyn Nye, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Alan Dean Foster, and more in a feast of fantasy adventure.


    1 • From Category to Genre in a Bookselling Sense or When Sales and Popularity Begin to Command Respect • essay by Brian M. Thomsen [as by Brian Thomsen ]
    5 • Out of the Deep • [Valdemar] • novelette by Mercedes Lackey
    29 • Earthborne • [Witch World Universe] • shortstory by Andre Norton
    47 • Mything in Dreamland • [Myth Adventures] • novelette by Robert Asprin and Jody Lynn Nye
    69 • Race for the Sky • [The Bifrost Guardians] • novelette by Mickey Zucker Reichert
    95 • Shadamehr and the Old Wive's Tale • shortstory by Margaret Weis and Don Perrin
    115 • Serenade • [Spellsinger] • novelette by Alan Dean Foster
    145 • Child of Prophecy • [The Wars of Light and Shadow] • novelette by Janny Wurts
    169 • The Afterlife of St. Vidicon of Cathode • [Saint Vidicon] • novelette by Christopher Stasheff
    197 • The Elf House • [Lord of the Isles] • shortstory by David Drake
    211 • Gifts • [Paksenarrion Universe] • novelette by Elizabeth Moon
    233 • The Amorous Broom • [John Justin Mallory] • shortstory by Mike Resnick
    245 • Web of Deception • [Bahzell] • novel by David Weber



Non-English Editions ~

  • (2005) "Masters of Fantasy" Edited by Bill Fawcett and Brian Thomsen ~ Published in Warsaw, Poland; by ISA SP, 83-741-8070-6, PB, 448pg ~ translation by Ewa Pawelec ~ cover by Clyde Caldwell ~ Polish title Mistrzowie Fantasy [ Masters of Fantasy]
  • (2005) "Masters of Fantasy" Edited by Bill Fawcett and Brian Thomsen ~ Published in Moscow, by Eksmo and St. Petersburg, by Domino, 5-699-09859-5, HC, 528pg ~ cover by Richard Heskoks ~ Russian title Мастера фэнтези [Fantasy masters] ~ pgs. 39-62


Russian Omnibus Editions ~

  • (2019) Published in Keiv, Ukraine by Globe, (Fanzine), HC, 722pg. ~ cover by Rodney Matthews ~ Russian title Колдовской мир-7 [Witching World -7] ~ Limited to 10 copies?


    • "The Warding of Witch World" as "Guardians of the Witching World" ~ pp. 7-482
    • "Earthborne" as "Daughter of the Earth" ~ pp. 483-502
    • "Four from the Witch World" as "Four stories about the Witching world" (collection)
      • "Stillborn Heritage" by Elizabeth Boyer ~ pp. 503-556
      • "Stormbirds" by Caroline Cherry as "Petrels" pp. 557-598
      • "Rampion" by Meredith Ann Pierce ~ pp. 599-658
      • "Falcon Law" by Judith Tarr as "Law of the Falcon" ~ pp. 659-718


See Also: Write-up in The Sorcerer's Conspectus ~ WW: ss - Earthborne

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