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"All Cats Are Gray"
(as by Andrew North)
© Fantastic Universe, Aug 1953
The Many Worlds of A. Norton, 1974
--/ cool sf story

"By A Hair"
© Phantom, Jul 1958
Wizard's Worlds, 1989

"Changeling"
(Witch World)
© Lore of the Witch World, 1980

"Daybreak - 2250 A.D" (nv)
(also as "Star Man's Son")
© 1952, Ace Books
--/ fourth place apocalyptic sf novel
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award


"The Defiant Agents" (nv)
(Time Traders series 3)
© Ace Books, 1962
--/ fourth place sf novel
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award
--/ idea award


"Falcon Blood"
(Witch World)
© Amazons!, ed. J. Salmonson, 1979
Lore Of The Witch World, 1980
--/ cool f novella

"Galactic Derelict" (nv)
(Time Traders series)
© Ace Books, 1959
--/ fourth place sf novel
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award


"Garan of Yu-Lac" (nv)
(Garan)
© Spaceway SF, Sep 1969
Garan the Eternal, 1973
--/ cool place sf novella
--/ wonder award

"Garan The Eternal" (nv)
(Garan)
© 1973, DAW Books
--/ fourth place sf novel
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award


"The Gifts of Asti"
© Fantasy Book # 3, 1948
The Many Worlds of A. Norton, 1974
--/ fourth place f novella
--/ wonder award

"Legacy from Sorn Fen"
(Witch World)
© Garan the Eternal, 1973
Lore of the Witch World, 1980

"London Bridge"
© F&SF, 1973
The Many Worlds of A. Norton, 1974
--/ cool sf story

"Long Live Lord Kor!"
© Worlds of Fantasy # 2, 1970
The Many Worlds of A. Norton, 1974
--/ third place sf novella
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award


"The Long Night Of Waiting"
© The Long Night Of Waiting, ed. R. Elwood, 1974
The Many Worlds of A. Norton, 1974

"Merlin's Mirror" (nv)
© 1974, DAW Books
--/ cool f novel

"Mousetrap"
© F&SF, Jun 1954
The Many Worlds of A. Norton, 1974
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award

"One Spell Wizard"
(Garan Series)
© Garan The Eternal, 1973
--/ cool sf story

"The People of the Crater"
(as by Andrew North)
(Garan)
© Fantasy Book # 1, 1947
Garan the Eternal, 1973
--/ fourth place sf novella
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award


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"Perilous Dreams" (nv)
© 1976, DAW Books
--/ third place sf novel
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award


There were paperbacks in the Seventies approaching the color and enchantment of the best of pulps, after all. Granted, it was harder to find them in the ocean of mediocrity, but if a pulp editor of, say, "Fantastic Adventures" got a hold of this novel, he'd certainly feature Norton as a headliner. Her typical blend of science fiction and high fantasy adventure makes for very entertaining reading: I especially liked the atmosphere and the color of "Ship of Mist". The inter-connected stories mix real and dream worlds, star-flung empires and medieval piracy, all told with lucid, vivid prose and pulp-style brevity. It's one of the best Norton books, as her standards slipped in the eighties, but this one is like a pearl in a seashell. Go find it.
review: 21-Jul-06 (read in 1987)

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"Postmarked the Stars" (nv)
(Solar Queen 4)
© 1969, Ballantine Books
--/ fourth place sf novel
--/ wonder award

"Sand Sister"
(Witch World)
© Heroic Fantasy, ed. G. Page, 1979
Lore of the Witch World, 1980

"Sargasso of Space" (nv)
(Solar Queen 1)
(as Andrew North)
© 1955, Gnome Press
--/ third place space sf novel
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award


"Secret of the Lost Race" (nv)
© 1959, Ace Double Books
--/ third place space sf novel
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award
--/ style award


"Spider Silk"
(Witch World)
© Flashing Swords! # 3, ed. L. Carter, 1976
Lore of the Witch World, 1980
--/ cool f novella

"Star Ka'at" (nv)
(Star Ka'at 1)
(and Dorothy Madlee)
©1976, Pocket Books
--/ cool sf novel

"Star Man's Son" (nv)
(also as "Daybreak - 2250 A.D")
© 1952, Ace Books
--/ fourth place apocalyptic sf novel
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award


"Swamp Dweller"
(Ithkar series)
© Magic in Ithkar # 1, ed. A. Norton, 1985
Wizard's Worlds, 1989
--/ cool f novella

"Sword of Unbelief"
(Witch World)
© Swords Against Darkness # 2, 1977
Lore of the Witch World, 1980

"The Time Traders" (nv)
(Time Treaders series)
© 1958, Ace Books
--/ fourth place sf novel
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award
--/ adventure award


"Toads of Grimmerdale"
(Witch World)
© Flashing Swords! # 2, ed. L.Carter, 1974
The Many Worlds of A. Norton, 1974
--/ fourth place f novella
--/ wonder award

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"The Toys of Tamisen"
(Perilous Dreams)
© IF, Apr 1969
High Sorcery, 1970
Perilous Dreams, 1976
--/ third place sf novella
--/ wonder award

"It takes place in a future where humanity had long ago reached the stars and scattered itself across thousands of planets. The heroine, Tamisan is a 'true action dreamer to the tenth power' and she can share her dreams (for a certain fee) with others. Lord Starrex is a former space voyager who now lies crippled in the midst of luxury. He can afford the very best Tamisan has to offer and she wants to create a unique fantasy world for him because she senses that he has been everywhere, seen everything, and will not be satisfied with her usual fare. She hits upon the idea of creating an alternate history of their world, where certain key events can be altered by Tamisan to yield a different present" One the best ever treatments of "actualized dreams" idea. Also see review of "Perilous Dreams". I liked it immensely when I read it in college.
review: 21-Jul-06 (read in 1987)

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"Web Of The Witch World" (nv)
(Witch World)
© 1964, Ace Books

"Were-Wrath"
© 1984, original
book: Cheap Street, 1984
Wizard's Worlds, 1989

"Wizards' World"
© IF, Jun 1967
Wizard's Worlds, 1989
--novelette : 1968 Hugo
--/ cool f story

"Wizards' Worlds" (coll)
© 1989, DAW Books
--collection : 1990 Locus /15

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