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 webmaster@andre-norton-books.com.

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. 


 

 

Toys of Tamisan

~ A Novella by Andre Norton

This story continued with Ship of Mist

 

Synopsis ~

Tamisan, daughter of a space-traveller and a woman of Ty-Kry, is unique among dreamers - a dreamer who is fully aware of the waking world, and aware that she is virtually a slave, who must conceal her differences if she is ever to have a chance to be free. After being sold to Lord Starrex, whose adventurous life has been curtailed by a crippling injury, Tamisan begins to experiment with creating dream scenarios in which history took a different path, and finds unexpected results.


 

Bibliography of English Editions ~

  • Part 1 (1969) Worlds of If - Science Fiction Published by Galaxy Publishing, April 1969 Vol.19 No. 4 Issue 137, $0.60, pgs. 5-44 ~ story illustrated by Adkins (Front of Magazine has the title listed as “The Toys of Tamisen”)

Contents:
    4 • What We Think With • [Editorial (If)] • essay by Frederik Pohl [as by The Editor ]
    5 • Toys of Tamisan (Part 1 of 2) • serial by Andre Norton
    9 •  Toys of Tamisan (Part 1 of 2) • interior artwork by Dan Adkins [as by Adkins ]
    45 • Starbright • shortstory by E. G. Von Wald
    59 • A Report on the Sixth International SF Film Festival • essay by Luigi Cozzi
    60 • That Season • shortstory by Lawrence Mayer
    67 • Spork of the Ayor • [Spork of the Ayor • 1] • novelette by Perry A. Chapdelaine [as by Perry Chapdelaine ]
    69 •  Spork of the Ayor • interior artwork by Reese
    99 • If ... and When (If, April 1969) • essay by Lester del Rey
    104 • The Light Bearer • shortstory by William M. Lee
    117 • Authorgraphs: An Interview with Jack Williamson • interview of Jack Williamson • interview by uncredited
    117 •  Authorgraphs: An Interview with Jack Williamson • interior artwork by Jack Gaughan [as by Gaughan ]
    121 • Tourists Welcome • shortstory by Roger Deeley
    127 • Retief, the Long-Awaited Master • [Retief] • novelette by Keith Laumer
    129 •  Retief, the Long-Awaited Master • interior artwork by Jack Gaughan [as by Gaughan ]
    160 • Hue and Cry (If, April 1969) • [Hue and Cry] • essay by Frederik Pohl [as by The Editor ]
    162 • SF Calendar (If, April 1969) • essay by uncredited

 

  • Part 2 (1969) Worlds of If - Science Fiction Published by Galaxy Publishing, May 1969 Vol.19 No. 5 Issue 138, $0.60, pgs. 107-145 ~ story illustrated by Adkins

Contents:
    4 • Sufficient Unto the Day • [Editorial (If)] • essay by Frederik Pohl [as by The Editor ]
    6 • Groovyland • novelette by Robert Bloch
    15 •  Groovyland • interior artwork by Jack Gaughan [as by Gaughan ]
    41 • If ... and When (If, May 1969) • essay by Lester del Rey
    47 • Mad Ship • novelette by C. C. MacApp
    53 •  Mad Ship • interior artwork by Fedak
    67 • Spork and the Beast • [Spork of the Ayor • 2] • novelette by Perry A. Chapdelaine [as by Perry Chapdelaine ]
    68 •  Spork and the Beast • interior artwork by Reese
    99 • Destroyer • shortstory by Robert Weinberg
    107 • Toys of Tamisan (Part 2 of 2) • serial by Andre Norton
    119 •  Toys of Tamisan (Part 2 of 2) • interior artwork by Dan Adkins [as by Adkins ]
    146 • Authorgraphs: An Interview with Lester del Rey • interview of Lester del Rey • interview by uncredited
    146 •  Authorgraphs: An Interview with Lester del Rey • interior artwork by Jack Gaughan [as by Gaughan ]
    161 • Hue and Cry (If, May 1969) • [Hue and Cry] • essay by Frederik Pohl [as by The Editor ]
    162 • SF Calendar (If, May 1969) • essay by uncredited

 

  • High Sorcery (1970) Published by ACE, PB, 0-441-33701-, $0.60, 156pg ~ cover by Gray Morrow
  • Perilous Dreams (1976) Published by DAW, PB, 0-451-UY123-7, $1.25, 199pg ~ cover and illustrated by George Barr
  • Wizards' Worlds (1989) Edited by Ingrid Zierhut, Published by TOR, HC, 0-312-93191-3, $17.95, 500pg ~ cover by Lucy Synk

 

Non-English Editions ~

  • As Traum außer Kontrolle [Dream out of control] (1981) Published in Rastatt, Germany; by Pabel, Terra TB 339, DM4.80, 160pg ~ translation by Lore Strabl ~ German book title Traum ohne Wiederkehr [Dream of no return] (abridged - does not include "Get Out of My Dream" or "Nightmare")
  • As I balocchi di Tamisan [The toys of Tamisan] (1991) Published in Milan, Italy; by Mondadori, Urania n. 1165, 5,000 lir, 176pg ~ translation by Maura Arduini ~ cover by Vicente Segrelles ~ Italian book title Mondi pericolosi [Dangerous worlds]
  • (1995) Published in Poland; by Zysk i S-ka, 83-715-0003-3, 202pg ~ translation by Bogumiła Kaniewska ~ cover by Enrique Paretti ~ Polish book title Senne Manowce [Sleepy astray]
  • As I giocattoli di Tamisan [Tamisan's toys] (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]

 


 

Russian Omnibus Editions ~

  • (1992)-Mag ~ Fanzine type Magazine called Fantacrim MEGA, 1992, No. 5, 104pgs ~ No publication info available ~ Multiple articles and a couple short stories.

Contains:

    • Article byVl. Gakov "Andre Norton, the witch of the witch world" ~ pp. 13-14
    • "Toys of Tamisan" as "Tamizan Toys" ~ translation by G. Kholyavsky, pp. 15-32

 

  • (1992) Published in Novosibirsk, by Timur, 5-766-40905-2, HC, 432pg ~ cover of A. Zaplavny ~ Russian title Опасные сны [Dangerous Dreams]

Contains:

    • "Perilous Dreams" as "Dangerous Dreams" ~ pp. 3-177
    • "Forerunner" as "The Forerunners" ~ pp. 178-329
    • "Yurth Burden" as "The Burden of the Yurts" ~ pp. 330-432

 

  • (1993)-1 Included in "City of Illusions; writings of Leigh Brackett, Andre Norton and Ursula K. LeGuinn" ~ Published in Irkutsk, by East Siberian Publishing House, 5-742-40559-6, HC, 464pg ~ cover by A. Ladyanov ~ Russian title Город иллюзий [City of Illusions]

Contains:

    • "The Woman from Altair" by Lee Bracket as "A Woman from Altair" ~ translation by A. Burtsev, pp. 3-34
    • "Enchantress of Venus" by Lee Bracket as "Venusian Witch" ~ translation by A. Burtsev, pp. Z5-99
    •   "Perilous Dreams" as "Dangerous Dreams" ~ translation by A. Burtsev, pp. 100-268
      • "Toys of Tamison" as "Toys Tamizan" ~ translation by A. Burtsev, pp. 100-173
      • "Ship of Mist" as "A ship in the fog" ~ translation by A. Burtsev, pp. 173-207
      • "Get out of My Dream" ~ translation by A. Burtsev, 207-225
      • "Nightmare" as "A nightmare" ~ translation by A. Burtsev, 226-268
    • "City of Illusions" by Ursula Le Guin ~ translation by A. Burtsev, pp. 269-453
    • About the Authors of this Book (Afterword)
      • Article by Edmond Hamilton "Stories of Many Worlds" ~ pp. 454-457
      • Article by A. Burtsev "Romantic Tales by Andrew Norton" ~ pp. 458-459
      • Article by A. Burtsev "The Galactic History of Ursula Le Guin" ~ pp. 460-462

 

  • (1993)-2 Published by Arkanar, no ISBN, HC, 336pg ~ cover by K. Ahilleosa ~ Russian title Земля во власти волшебства [Earth Dominated by Magic] ~ Limited to 1000 copies

Contains:

    • "Changeling Earth" by Fred Saberhagen as "The Land of Magic" ~ pp. 3-132
    • "Perilous Dreams" as "Dangerous Dreams" ~ pp. 145-329
    • "Good-bye, Miss Paterson" by Phyllis McLennan as "Goodbye, Miss Patterson" ~ pp. 331-334

 

  • (1993)-3 Published in Zelenograd, by Zelenograd book and in Angarsk, by Amber, Ltd, 5-86314-017-8, HC, 448pg ~ Russian title Ночь масок [Mask night]

Contains:

    • "Night of Masks" as "The Night of the Masks" ~ translation by A. Schupov & I. Golovshchikov, pp. 3-154
    • "Wheel of Stars" as "The Star Wheel" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 155-330
    • "Perilous Dreams" as "Dangerous dreams (part 1)" ~ Partial
        • "Toys of Tamisan" as "Part one. Toys Tamisan" ~ translation by K. Prilypko, pp. 332-408
        • "Ship of Mist" as "Part two. A ship in the fog" ~ translation by K. Prilypko, pp. 408-445

 

  • (2003) Published in Moscow, by Eksmo, 5-699-03009-3, HC, 384pg ~ cover of P. Turner ~ Russian title Железная клетка [Iron Cage]

Contains:

    • "Iron Cage" ~ translation by O. Kolesnikov, pp. 5-188
    • "Perilous Dreams" as "Dangerous dreams" ~ translation by O. Kolesnikov, pp. 189-379

  • (2016) Published in Moscow, by Eskmo, 978-5-699-90700-7, HC, 869pg ~ cover of A. Dubovik ~ Russian title Неизвестный фактор [Unknown factor] ~ Limited to 5000 copies

Contains:

    • "The X Factor" as "Unknown factor" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 5-156
    • "Perilous Dreams" as "Dangerous dreams" ~ translation by O. Kolesnikov, pp. 157-338
    • "Android at Arms" as "Android, to arms!" ~ pp. 339-523
    • "Dread Companion" as "Dangerous satellite" ~ translation by O. Kolesnikov & S. Sergeyev, pp. 525-723
    • "Dark Piper" as "The Moody Piper" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 725-893

 

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