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. 



High Sorcery

~ A Collection of Short Stories by Andre Norton



Contains ~

  • 07~ Wizard's Worlds (1967) (na) Worlds of If (1967) Edited by Frederik Poul, Published by Galaxy Publishing, Mag., $0.50, 164pg, June, (pgs. 7-49) ~ cover by Wenzel
  • 65~ By a Hair (ss) Phantom Magazine (July 1958), (UK), pgs. 32-40
  • 83~ Toys of Tamisan (1969) (na) Part 1 (1969) World of If Published by Galaxy, April, pgs. 5-44 ~ * Part 2 (1969) World of If Published by Galaxy, May, pgs. 107-145


Synopsis ~

Write-up from the back of paperback editions ~

Craike, a man hunted in two worlds… Miss Rutheven, whose needles pointed to secret kingdoms… Dagmar, with the fatal fascination of Helen of Troy… Ully, whose music touched the powers before mankind… Tamisan, the sorceress who found herself the victim of her toys…
These and others like them, inhabit Andre Norton’s world of “High Sorcery”, where the primeval desires and fears of man – his loving and loathing – are merged with his dreams of future knowledge and technological power. Those who have enjoyed the alchemy of Norton’s other mind-bending tales should enjoy these!


Reviews ~

Various reviews ~ For more info and other listings see Articles Over the Years

1972 by P. Seldon in Kliatt Young Adult Paperback Book Guide, February
2015 by James Nicoll, September 11


Bibliography of English Editions ~

  • (1970) Published by ACE, PB, 0-441-33700, $0.60, 156pg - #33701 1971 $0.95 2nd print - #33702 1973 $0.95 3rd print - #33703 1976 $1.25 4th print - covers by Gray Morrow ~ #33704-X 1979 $1.95 5th print, #33709-0 1982 $2.25 6th print - #33711-2 1984 $2.50 240pg 7th print - covers by Steve Hickman
  • (2012) Published by Premier Digital Publishing, eISBN 978-1-937957-62-9, DM, $3.99, 161pg ~ cover by Kib Prestridge
  • (2014) Published by Open Road Media, eISBN 978-1-497656-27-7, DM, $3.99, 156pg ~ cover by Kib Prestridge


Non-English Editions ~

  • (1979) Published in Bologna, Italy; by Libra Editrice, Saturno. Collana di fantascienza n. 19, 2.500 lir, 186pg ~ translated by Roberta Rambelli ~ cover by Allison ~ Italian title Le terre degli incantesimi [The lands of spells]


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