Moon Mirror

~ A Short Story by Andre Norton


Synopsis ~

Hill-cat Alathi is shadowing the caravan of The Merchant Coultar, when the chance arises Alathi steals a wallet from the tent of Coulter and its contents become a great mystery. Alathi then follows Coulter into Anatray a treasure site of unknown things. Together they awaken powers of the past and are summoned by the Moon Mirror.


Bibliography of English Editions ~

  • Hecate’s Cauldron (1982) Edited by Susan M. Shwartz, Published by DAW, PB, 0-879-97705-1, $2.95, 256pg ~ cover by Michael Whelan

Write-up from the back of Hecate's Cauldron ~

The world of witches and witchcraft has always fascinated mankind and has always been with us Workers of dark magic, workers of wonders, givers of assistance from secret sources, walkers of the night, mistresses of ancient gods... wherever men and women have lived - there you will find the whispered lore of the holders of forbidden knowlege.

Here is a book written to order for the weaving of witchery on the wonder-seeking readers of science fiction and fantasy - and the weavers are thirteen of the best.

Here is Andre Norton of Witch World fame. Here is Katherine Kurtz of Deryni. Here is Taneth Lee of Delusion's Master. Here are Jacqueline Lichtenberg and Jean Lorrah of Zeor. And C.J. Cherryh, Jayge Carr, Jessica Amanda Salmonson, Charles Saunders, and others.

Hecate's Cauldron holds a terrifying feast for those who dare to partake of it.

    7 • Introduction: Seasons of the Witch • essay by Susan Shwartz
    13 • Boris Chernevsky's Hands • (1982) • shortstory by Jane Yolen
    22 • Mirage and Magia • (1982) • shortstory by Tanith Lee
    40 • Willow • (1982) • novelette by C. J. Cherryh
    62 • Moon Mirror • (1982) • shortstory by Andre Norton
    76 • The Sage of Theare • [Chrestomanci] • novelette by Diana Wynne Jones
    102 • The Harmonious Battle • (1982) • shortstory by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
    118 • Science Is Magic Spelled Backwards • (1982) • shortstory by Jacqueline Lichtenberg
    135 • An Act of Faith • (1982) • novelette by Galad Elflandsson
    156 • Witch Fulfillment • (1982) • shortstory by Jean Lorrah
    173 • Ishigbi • (1982) • shortstory by Charles R. Saunders [as by Charles Saunders]
    190 • Bethane • [Deryni Universe] • (1982) • shortstory by Katherine Kurtz
    207 • The Riddle of Hekaitë • [Shanna of Sharteyn] • (1982) • shortstory by Diana L. Paxson
    223 • Reunion • (1982) • novelette by Jayge Carr
    252 • Selected Bibliography (Hecate's Cauldron) • essay by Susan Shwartz


  • A Southern Fantasy: 13th World Fantasy Convention Program Book (1987) * Edited by Ron & Val Lakey Lindahn, Published by Nashville World Fantasy Convention, Oct ’87, free with membership, 88pg, ~ Program book for the 13th World Fantasy Convention held in Nashville, (page # 43)
  • Moon Mirror (1988) Published by TOR, HC, 0-312-93098-4, LCCN 88020136, $17.95, 250pg ~ cover by Yvonne Gilbert


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