Toys of Tamisan

~ A Novella by Andre Norton

This story continued in Ship of Mist

 

Synopsis ~

Tamisan, daughter of a space-traveller and a woman of Ty-Kry, is unique among dreamers - a dreamer who is fully aware of the waking world, and aware that she is virtually a slave, who must conceal her differences if she is ever to have a chance to be free. After being sold to Lord Starrex, whose adventurous life has been curtailed by a crippling injury, Tamisan begins to experiment with creating dream scenarios in which history took a different path, and finds unexpected results.


 

Bibliography of English Editions ~

  • Part 1 (1969) Worlds of If - Science Fiction Published by Galaxy Publishing, April 1969 Vol.19 No. 4 Issue 137, $0.60, pgs. 5-44 ~ story illustrated by Adkins (Front of Magazine has the title listed as “The Toys of Tamisen”)

Contents:
    4 • What We Think With • [Editorial (If)] • essay by Frederik Pohl [as by The Editor ]
    5 • Toys of Tamisan (Part 1 of 2) • serial by Andre Norton
    9 •  Toys of Tamisan (Part 1 of 2) • interior artwork by Dan Adkins [as by Adkins ]
    45 • Starbright • shortstory by E. G. Von Wald
    59 • A Report on the Sixth International SF Film Festival • essay by Luigi Cozzi
    60 • That Season • shortstory by Lawrence Mayer
    67 • Spork of the Ayor • [Spork of the Ayor • 1] • novelette by Perry A. Chapdelaine [as by Perry Chapdelaine ]
    69 •  Spork of the Ayor • interior artwork by Reese
    99 • If ... and When (If, April 1969) • essay by Lester del Rey
    104 • The Light Bearer • shortstory by William M. Lee
    117 • Authorgraphs: An Interview with Jack Williamson • interview of Jack Williamson • interview by uncredited
    117 •  Authorgraphs: An Interview with Jack Williamson • interior artwork by Jack Gaughan [as by Gaughan ]
    121 • Tourists Welcome • shortstory by Roger Deeley
    127 • Retief, the Long-Awaited Master • [Retief] • novelette by Keith Laumer
    129 •  Retief, the Long-Awaited Master • interior artwork by Jack Gaughan [as by Gaughan ]
    160 • Hue and Cry (If, April 1969) • [Hue and Cry] • essay by Frederik Pohl [as by The Editor ]
    162 • SF Calendar (If, April 1969) • essay by uncredited

 

  • Part 2 (1969) Worlds of If - Science Fiction Published by Galaxy Publishing, May 1969 Vol.19 No. 5 Issue 138, $0.60, pgs. 107-145 ~ story illustrated by Adkins

Contents:
    4 • Sufficient Unto the Day • [Editorial (If)] • essay by Frederik Pohl [as by The Editor ]
    6 • Groovyland • novelette by Robert Bloch
    15 •  Groovyland • interior artwork by Jack Gaughan [as by Gaughan ]
    41 • If ... and When (If, May 1969) • essay by Lester del Rey
    47 • Mad Ship • novelette by C. C. MacApp
    53 •  Mad Ship • interior artwork by Fedak
    67 • Spork and the Beast • [Spork of the Ayor • 2] • novelette by Perry A. Chapdelaine [as by Perry Chapdelaine ]
    68 •  Spork and the Beast • interior artwork by Reese
    99 • Destroyer • shortstory by Robert Weinberg
    107 • Toys of Tamisan (Part 2 of 2) • serial by Andre Norton
    119 •  Toys of Tamisan (Part 2 of 2) • interior artwork by Dan Adkins [as by Adkins ]
    146 • Authorgraphs: An Interview with Lester del Rey • interview of Lester del Rey • interview by uncredited
    146 •  Authorgraphs: An Interview with Lester del Rey • interior artwork by Jack Gaughan [as by Gaughan ]
    161 • Hue and Cry (If, May 1969) • [Hue and Cry] • essay by Frederik Pohl [as by The Editor ]
    162 • SF Calendar (If, May 1969) • essay by uncredited

 

  • High Sorcery (1970) Published by ACE, PB, 0-441-33701-, $0.60, 156pg ~ cover by Gray Morrow
  • Perilous Dreams (1976) Published by DAW, PB, 0-451-UY123-7, $1.25, 199pg ~ cover and illustrated by George Barr
  • Wizards' Worlds (1989) Edited by Ingrid Zierhut, Published by TOR, HC, 0-312-93191-3, $17.95, 500pg ~ cover by Lucy Synk

 

Russian Omnibus Editions ~

  • (1992)-Mag ~ Fanzine type Magazine called Fantacrim MEGA, 1992, No. 5, 104pgs ~ No publication info available ~ Multiple articles and a couple short stories.

Contains:

    • Article byVl. Gakov "Andre Norton, the witch of the witch world" ~ pp. 13-14
    • "Toys of Tamisan" as "Tamizan Toys" ~ translation by G. Kholyavsky, pp. 15-32

 

  • (1992) Published in Novosibirsk, by Timur, 5-766-40905-2, HC, 432pg ~ cover of A. Zaplavny ~ Russian title Опасные сны [Dangerous Dreams]

Contains:

    • "Perilous Dreams" as "Dangerous Dreams" ~ pp. 3-177
    • "Forerunner" as "The Forerunners" ~ pp. 178-329
    • "Yurth Burden" as "The Burden of the Yurts" ~ pp. 330-432

 

  • (1993)-1 Included in "City of Illusions; writings of Leigh Brackett, Andre Norton and Ursula K. LeGuinn" ~ Published in Irkutsk, by East Siberian Publishing House, 5-742-40559-6, HC, 464pg ~ cover by A. Ladyanov ~ Russian title Город иллюзий [City of Illusions]

Contains:

    • "The Woman from Altair" by Lee Bracket as "A Woman from Altair" ~ translation by A. Burtsev, pp. 3-34
    • "Enchantress of Venus" by Lee Bracket as "Venusian Witch" ~ translation by A. Burtsev, pp. Z5-99
    •   "Perilous Dreams" as "Dangerous Dreams" ~ translation by A. Burtsev, pp. 100-268
      • "Toys of Tamison" as "Toys Tamizan" ~ translation by A. Burtsev, pp. 100-173
      • "Ship of Mist" as "A ship in the fog" ~ translation by A. Burtsev, pp. 173-207
      • "Get out of My Dream" ~ translation by A. Burtsev, 207-225
      • "Nightmare" as "A nightmare" ~ translation by A. Burtsev, 226-268
    • "City of Illusions" by Ursula Le Guin ~ translation by A. Burtsev, pp. 269-453
    • About the Authors of this Book (Afterword)
      • Article by Edmond Hamilton "Stories of Many Worlds" ~ pp. 454-457
      • Article by A. Burtsev "Romantic Tales by Andrew Norton" ~ pp. 458-459
      • Article by A. Burtsev "The Galactic History of Ursula Le Guin" ~ pp. 460-462

 

  • (1993)-2 Published by Arkanar, no ISBN, HC, 336pg ~ cover by K. Ahilleosa ~ Russian title Земля во власти волшебства [Earth Dominated by Magic] ~ Limited to 1000 copies

Contains:

    • "Changeling Earth" by Fred Saberhagen as "The Land of Magic" ~ pp. 3-132
    • "Perilous Dreams" as "Dangerous Dreams" ~ pp. 145-329
    • "Good-bye, Miss Paterson" by Phyllis McLennan as "Goodbye, Miss Patterson" ~ pp. 331-334

 

  • (1993)-3 Published in Zelenograd, by Zelenograd book and in Angarsk, by Amber, Ltd, 5-86314-017-8, HC, 448pg ~ Russian title Ночь масок [Mask night]

Contains:

    • "Night of Masks" as "The Night of the Masks" ~ translation by A. Schupov & I. Golovshchikov, pp. 3-154
    • "Wheel of Stars" as "The Star Wheel" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 155-330
    • "Perilous Dreams" as "Dangerous dreams (part 1)" ~ Partial
        • "Toys of Tamisan" as "Part one. Toys Tamisan" ~ translation by K. Prilypko, pp. 332-408
        • "Ship of Mist" as "Part two. A ship in the fog" ~ translation by K. Prilypko, pp. 408-445

 

  • (2003) Published in Moscow, by Eksmo, 5-699-03009-3, HC, 384pg ~ cover of P. Turner ~ Russian title Железная клетка [Iron Cage]

Contains:

    • "Iron Cage" ~ translation by O. Kolesnikov, pp. 5-188
    • "Perilous Dreams" as "Dangerous dreams" ~ translation by O. Kolesnikov, pp. 189-379

  • (2016) Published in Moscow, by Eskmo, 978-5-699-90700-7, HC, 869pg ~ cover of A. Dubovik ~ Russian title Неизвестный фактор [Unknown factor] ~ Limited to 5000 copies

Contains:

    • "The X Factor" as "Unknown factor" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 5-156
    • "Perilous Dreams" as "Dangerous dreams" ~ translation by O. Kolesnikov, pp. 157-338
    • "Android at Arms" as "Android, to arms!" ~ pp. 339-523
    • "Dread Companion" as "Dangerous satellite" ~ translation by O. Kolesnikov & S. Sergeyev, pp. 525-723
    • "Dark Piper" as "The Moody Piper" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 725-893