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. 



Renaissance Faire

~ A Collection of Original Short Stories by Various Authors

Edited by Andre Norton & Jean Rabe


Contains ~

  • 01~ Introduction: Faire Game (in) by Andre Norton and Jean Rabe
  • 04~ Jewels Beyond Price (ss) by – Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • 28~ Diminished Chord (ss) by – Joe Halderman
  • 39~ Splinter (ss) * by – Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta
  • 60~ Girolamo and Mistress Willendorf (ss) by – John Maddox Roberts
  • 73~ A Time for Steel (ss) by – Robert E. Vardeman
  • 92~ One Hot Day (ss) by – Stephen Gabriel
  • 104~ Wimpin’ Wady (ss) by – Jayge Carr
  • 125~ Brewed Fortune (ss) by – Michael A. Stackpole
  • 147~ Marriage A La Modred (ss) by – Esther M. Friesner
  • 170~ A Dance of Seven Vales (ss) by – Rose Wolf
  • 196~ Moses’ Miracles (ss) by – Roberta Gellis
  • 219~ Grok (ss) by – Donald J. Bingle
  • 234~ Renaissance Fear (ss) by – Stephen D. Sullivan
  • 258~ The Land of the Awful Shadow (ss) by – Brian A. Hopkins
  • 282~ Faire Likeness (ss) by – Andre Norton

Synopsis ~

Write-up from the back of the paperback edtion ~

Renaissance Faires have become increasingly popular the world around, often establishing themselves as annual events in specific locations. From joust to feasts, plays to magic shows, from dancers and musicians to fortune-tellers and artisans, today’s Faire-goers can find any number of events and people to catch their interest and spark their imagination. What a perfect setting for contemporary tales of a fantastical nature.
Now some of fantasy’s most creative talents have taken up the challenge of telling all-original tales of encounters and enchantments set in and around Renaissance Faires.
From a master jeweler who unexpectedly gains a treasure beyond price…to a musician suddenly able to work magic with his strings…to a thief who picks the wrong mark – or perhaps the right one…to a policeman’s encounter with Merlin and murder…here are fifteen spellbinding tales certain to captivate both Faire-goers and fantasy fans alike.


Bibliography of English Editions ~

  • (2005) Published by DAW, PB, 0-756-40281-6, 978-0-756-40281-5, No. 1320, $6.99 US $9.99 Canadian, 320pg ~ cover by Sandro Botticello ~ The DAW collector number 1321 appears on the copyright page but on the cover it's given as 1320 ~ Fifteen original tales of magic and mayhem by fantasy's finest set in and around Renaissance Faires