Say the name Andre Norton to someone who's read her work, and watch the flash in their eyes. There's something about Andre Norton.
She calls herself an old-fashioned storyteller and, indeed, whether it's fantasy, science fiction, adventure, romance or any other genre of popular literature, she manages to capture the audience's attention in the gracious style of the long-gone bardic masters. This quality, acknowledged by both the readers and critics has given her the title of the Grande Dame of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Andre Norton 10/21/2002
Reflections of a Grand Master ~ An Interview with Andre Norton ~ by John Betancourt ~ Xignals: Communications from Waldenbooks Otherworld Club, Vol. XI, 0-681-12776-7X, $1.25 (pgs 1-6), 1985 (PDF)
Note: This is a really rare book club periodical with a fantastic interview of Andre explaining why she writes what she writes. A must read for all Andre Norton fans.
What’s new in the Universe created by Andre Norton ~ 10/07/2015
The Estate of Andre Norton is donating a variety of items to the Texas A&M Cushing Memorial Library for a permanent display about Andre Norton and her works. These items include the dress worn by Andre in the portrait done by Barbara Tiffany, which can be seen here towards the bottom of the page. You can see a list of what the Library has as well as links to other inventories. A list of Items donated by the Estate will be added soon. Also worthy of note: A major collector of works by Andre has recently donated their entire collection (previously own by Andre herself) to the library. Once they are done cataloguing the collection we will include that list. In an effort to allow fans of Andre, who might never be able to travel to the library, to see the inventory, we will be adding digital copies of many items to the website in the near future.
The Estate is also working on opening up the Chinese market to the works of Andre Norton. We here at Andre-Norton-Books.com look forward to adding the publisher info and what will undoubtedly be some rather interesting cover-art images to our site.
We are pleased to announce that the Estate has entered into a deal to turn the first two Witch World novels into a movie. The following is a statement from The Producers as of 01/05/16.
The Producers (Kirin Media Ventures) of Andre Norton's WITCH WORLD franchise are surprised, delighted and encouraged by the interest from Andre Norton fans. The Producers are happy to announce that they have developed a new Witch World script that they are very excited about, written by award-winning screenwriters Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens (Janissaries, Star Trek: Enterprise). This script forms the basis of the first movie in a new film trilogy based on the classic Witch World book series by Andre. The Producers' primary goal in working closely with the Andre Norton Estate, is to ensure that the spirit of Andre Norton is retained in its full integrity within a new, contemporary vision of a classic epic story. The process towards creating a motion picture franchise is lengthy and, in keeping with the Producers' desire to honor Andre’s creation properly, it will be some time before a release date is announced. Nevertheless, the Producers will keep fans updated on new developments. The Andre Norton Estate thanks Andre’s fans for their incredibly positive response and is in close consultation with the Producers to ensure that Witch World will come to the big screen soon.
Since the early 1980s an unpublished work of Andre’s
has been waiting to be set free!
Andre-Norton-Books.com has acquired the rights to that story and as a small token of thanks for your continued support we share it with you here today.
@2015 Andre-Norton-Books.com exclusive:
A gift for Sorcerers and Soreceresses
@2013 Andre-Norton-Books.com exclusive:
Book of Shadows (Grimoire) -- The first thing all witches require is their Grimoire (Book of Shadows). This is the journal in which you write down absolutely everything you do pertaining to witchcraft, you document any occult studies, spells, healing, lotions, potions, and magic of any sort. This is the journal that will record your journey into the world of witchcraft, and is something that will prove to be invaluable during your magical journey. The Book of Shadows is a book of rituals, magic, and healing lore, it is documented to teach, inspire, and guide, and offer ethical standards for all witches. Solitary witches pass their books down through the generations; covens document their practices and pass their spell crafting, rituals, ceremonies and healing practices down. Nothing is ever removed from the Book of Shadows, only added to. The high priestess, or high priest, was traditionally the keeper of the Book of Shadows for the individual covens, and only one copy existed.
If you want to explore other realms then open the Book of Shadows
Be Warned! ~ you may become trapped in Andre’s universe.
The Telling of Tales ~ @2015 Andre-Norton-Books.com exclusive: A collection of thirteen previously unpublished short stories by Andre Norton, dating from the 1940s to 2004.
Did you know that Andre made Jewelry and sold it on E-bay?
Well I sure didn't, not until I was recently shown the pictures. The really neat thing is that I was able to keep the pictures and share them with you.
Click on either image to see whole gallery.
@2015 Andre-Norton-Books.com exclusive:
Back in the late 1990s Andre’s good friend Caroline Fike would do some typing and editing for Andre. Andre once told Caroline that “your edits are better than my own words.”Andre then handed Caroline a short story that she (Andre) had done, about a fallen knight, and said, “see what you can do with this.” Thus, in 2001, under Andre’s tutelage, was born a manuscript by Andre and Caroline. Due to circumstances beyond either woman’s control the manuscript was never published. Andre-Norton-Books.com has been given the great honor of bringing this delightful piece of work out into the light of day for your reading pleasure. We also have the original short story done by Andre. And so, without further ado, I tell you now, if you click on the title's below you will travel to the world of “Hart” the fallen knight. Enjoy, for I sure did!
Andre Norton: Never Truly Gone!
by Friends, Fans, Colleagues and Peers
Impossible to believe it has been 10 years since you left us!
On March 17th, 2015 we collected some wonderful words.
We have recently been given a full manuscript written by Andre sometime in the late 50s or early 60s. We guess this for several reasons. First, Andre states that the manuscript was done using her Mom's library and assistance (her Mom died in 1967 at 95 years of age). Add to that, the fact that Andre had interviewed people who knew some of these authors, thus making them 80 to 100 years old at the time.
Excerpts of this manuscript were originally published in a magazine called The Book Mart. Over a three year period small portions appeared in this magazine six times: two in 1981, three in 1982 and one in 1983. The entire manuscript has never been published as a whole piece.
It is an anthology of stories written about and by the top five women of literature during the Victorian Era (1850s). We have permission to release this manuscript in its entirety here on this site. It was written for use at universities as a study tool but I think you will find it very interesting. Just click on the title above to start reading. @2015 Andre-Norton-Books.com exclusive:
Not Necessarily the News
Over the years people have queried us about the possibility of showing the internal illustrations of some of the old Andre titles, especially the ones where they may not have carried over to the newest printing.
< The Day of Ness page 11
I thought I would let you know that a large quantity of the illustrated titles have another one of those thumbnail configurations at the bottom of each title page. You know – the ones that if you click on it you get a full size image. We also have some more maps. A bunch of interesting papers about the creation of certain books, and some other unpublished stuff that we are going to let go of in a piecemeal fashion. We have also added various contracts for each title, listed just above the thumbnail images. All-in-all we have just added right around 8 GB. All kinds of things, spread all over the site. For instance; Did you know that an actual stone inspired the book “Wind in the Stone”?
We can even offer you three Master's Thesis paper’s about Andre Norton
- Andre Norton, A Contemporary Author of Books for Young People, by Robert D. Lofland -- 1960 MA Thesis, Kent State University
- Andre Norton, Her Life and Writings with an Analysis of Her Science Fiction and a Annotated Bibliography, by Faye Sharon Wilbur -- 1966 MLS Thesis, Texas Woman’s University
- A Bio-Bibliographical Study of Andre Norton 1960-1971, by Becky D. Peters -- 1971 MLS Thesis, Kent State University
In 2004 Faye Sharon Wilbur also conducted an Oral Interview with Andre - it has been transcribed and archived. This is Andre's very last interview.
Or you could click on the title below and explore ~
@2015 Andre-Norton-Books.com exclusive:
Andre Norton's only “Estate Authorized” FAN created website
Andre-Norton-Books.com is a non-profit site staffed by volunteers dedicated to the memory of Andre Norton.
Here you will find over 300 titles, hundreds of articles, thousands of images, and five hours of video, about Andre Norton and her works. Please take the time to look at everything; you may very well discover a bit of Andre you were previously unaware of. Check back often as we are adding new content every day.
We have come a very long way since we started online way back in 2004. Since that time we have earned the right to call our site the only “Estate Authorized” Andre Norton website. Because of the extensive quantity of information we have amassed over the years and our dedication to the preservation of Andre’s legacy the Estate granted us this right in 2013 But that is our only true attachment to the Estate.
This site is based on the original Andre-Norton-Books.com site, with major improvements, including a fully searchable database on all things Andre.
We are keeping the old site available for posterity's sake. With the amount of time spent formatting that site it would be a shame to see it just disappear.
Please use this site to learn all about Andre's wonderful work. There are books to read and share with friends, interesting tidbits of trivia and interesting images spread throughout the site. You may just find something you have never seen before or titles that you have never heard of: what a great find – a previously unread Andre Norton novel!
Keep in mind that many of Andre Norton's novels were written for what is considered the Young Adult market. Andre Norton was the gateway to science fiction and fantasy for many young readers and remains an excellent author for introducing Science Fiction & Fantasy to younger readers; she can't help but inspire their imaginations.
(Please note that our site has no paid ads and our purchase links are for our visitor's convenience only.)
Thank You for your continued support ~ Jay Watts (aka Lots-A-Watts)
Andre's friend and confidant "Tree Man" with her gnomes.
It may come as surprise to you, but Andre was in love with trees and often spoke to the large live oak behind her library in Tennessee; his name was "Tree Man". I also have a love for trees and often can be found talking to the very old live oak in my back yard and of course Andre and I also shared a love for Dragons.
We recommend that you take a stroll through the The Black Forest and look at some of the tree sculptures that I have been known to do, including a special sculpture done for the Estate of Andre Norton, staring one of Andre's favorite dragons.