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. 



The Sorcerer's Conspectus:

A comprehensive view of Andre Norton's Witch World

by Four Sorcerers ~ Elwher, Metaldragon, Indagare & Lotsawatts

GURPS: Roleplaying Guide


[GURPS: Witch World; Roleplaying in Andre Norton’s Witch World] (1989) Published by Steve Jackson Games Inc., written by Sasha Miller and Ben W. Miller, Edited by Sharleen Lambard ~ cover by Toni Taylor

Intended as the elaborate rule book for a role-playing game. In actuality, this is a good compilation of all of the Witch World stories. In this the time line never repeats names. There may be errors in time line or details, but these can be excused as the necessities of uniting various stories into a whole. Concludes with a Bibliography, Glossary, and Index.



A note from one of the authors;

Steve Jackson Games published this book under license from Andre Norton Ltd. In addition to being used for gaming, it is a reference work providing maps, timelines, and other reference material for the Witch World series. My wife and I worked closely with Andre in writing this book. We derived this information from the novels. When there was incomplete information or conflicting information in the novels, we asked Andre for clarification and she provided it.

As far as I know, at the time of publication this was the only reference book on the Witch World which was reviewed and approved by Andre. Even in the cases where we needed to add missing information to the history or geography or to change something to make it consistent, these additions and changes were all explicitly approved by Andre. When Andre invited other writers to write in the Witch World, she recommended this book as the best reference book for them to use for history and geography of the Witch World.

-- Ben Miller 07/2017


See Also:
An Account of the Turning
GURPS: Timeline
GURPS: Years Defined

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Formatted and Edited by Jay Watts ~ April, 2019

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