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. 



Magic in Ithkar 4

~ A Collection of Original Stories by Various Authors

Edited by Andre Norton & Robert Adams


Contains ~

  • 01~ Prologue (pr) by Robert Adams
  • 09~ The Clockwork Woman (ss) by Ann R. Brown
  • 19~ First Do No Harm (ss) by Mildred Downey Broxon
  • 39~ Honeycomb (nv) by Esther M. Friesner
  • 61~ Demon Luck (ss) by Craig Shaw Gardner
  • 73~ A Quiet Day at the Fair (nv) by Sharon Green
  • 97~ Mandrake (nv) by Caralyn Inks
  • 119~ To Trap a Demon (ss) by Ardath Mayhar
  • 131~ Trave (ss) by Shirley Meier
  • 147~ The Book-Healer (ss) by Sandra Miesel
  • 167~ The Demon’s Gift (nv) by Kathleen O’Malley
  • 189~ The Gentle Art of Making Enemies (nv) by Claudia Peck
  • 215~ Day of Strange Fortune (ss) by Carol Severance
  • 235~ Cat and Muse (ss) by Rose Wolf
  • 253~ The Talisman (nv) by Timothy Zahn
  • 275~ Biographical Notes (bg) Misc. Material

Synopsis ~

Write-up from back of paperback ~

In the centuries since the coming of the Three Lordly Ones, all manner of folk have gathered at Ithkar Fair to pay tribute and sell their wares. There, fortunes and dreams a realized – and sometimes destroyed. There, great loves and deadly hatreds ignite. And there, where dark magic is forbidden and deceitful magic punished, magic pervades the very air; A mysterious egg holds the key to an ailing boy’s health – and an evil wizard’s revenge…a lucky demon and a bushel of silver apples almost ruin an eager fruit merchant…A strange cloak with sea-blue eyes sets a comely young woman on the path to her dreams… A rogue shape-changing hyn created havoc for its “master”…A breathtaking witch and a eerie carving inspire a young man’s first passion…Dwarf artisans discover the beauty of the world-and of themselves…and the greatest magic of all lies in the tales and the tale-tellers if Ithkar Fair.


Bibliography of English Editions ~

  • (1987) Published by TOR, PB, 0-812-54719-5, 978-0-812-54719-1, $3.50 US $4.50 Canadian, 278pg ~ cover by Steve Hickman


View the Original contract