As an adult,he was very large and clumsy, but he did possess He kept it secret the ability to mentally contact and sometimes control animals. He yearns for an escape and steals the directions to a recently discovered planet not scheduled for any settlements or immigration, and then steals a ship and sets off. Diskan Fentress was a mutant. The story follows the pattern of the monomyth. New York: Ace Books Previous Dealer Markings; Light Creasing on Front, Rear Covers, Spine; Front, Rear Covers, Spine Moderately Chipped; Spine Slightly Cocked; Rear Cover, Edges Moderately Soiled; Slight Yellowing Due to Age. He wanders through a hostile environment and old ruins, and comes to be guided by 'furred ones', some seemingly telepathic furry creatures who usually stay just out of sight. The Astra sequence — comprising The Stars are Ours! For her work in the science fiction and fantasy fields, she has amassed numerous awards over the years, including the Gandalf Grand Master Award in 1977 and the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award in 1983.
Most of these titles were fantasy, with little or no sf interest; all titles can be found in the Checklist below. I don't know of any such plants. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. He is clumsy and slow, and they think of him as half-witted, fit only for menial labor, and a disgrace to the clan. Norton has many accolades to her name which she got through her successful writing career. At home, he lives with his stepfamily, who have a perfect life with their delicate, perfect family, none of whom understand Diskan. Otherwise it is typical of her work, having an indescribable tone of antiquity and mysticism while still making satisfying use of all the best science fiction memes of its day.
Diskan Fentress was a mutant. Diskan believes that he falls far short of his father, Renfrey Fentress, in every conceivable way a belief that Renfrey does nothing to correct. The Magic in Ithkar anthologies were edited with Robert Adams. Various reviews ~ For more info and other listings see 1965 Kirkus Reviews, August 01 1966 by P. Perhaps I simply lack a frame of reference this is my first Norton. Diskan's adventures lead him to steal a ship, which he crash lands on Mimir, a mostly uninhabited planet rumored to have untold riches hidden within a crumbling city's walls.
For Mimir was a world of strange relics, of beasts that were not beasts, and of a ruined city whose shadows spoke of a higher and weirder civilization than any the galaxy had yet discovered. I would have liked to know more about Diskan's background and his parents. The plot moves along fairly quickly, and the characters are interesting. Derelict for Trade, A Mind for Trade, Echoes in Time and Atlantis Endgame were co-authored by Sherwood Smith. But others were already there - a courageous girl, a wounded alien, and a band of outlaws determined to find the legendary treasure of Xcothal. Hunter is a stand alone novel.
He crash lands on Mimir and barely escapes the ship before it sinks in a mud bog taking all his supplies. Fair, covers worn, creased, damp discoloring on the back. Not the most original or groundbreaking work you'll read but more a good old fashioned sci-fi serial with some interesting things to say. Notable authors who cite her influence include Greg Bear, Lois McMaster Bujold, C. Speckling on back cover, minor abrasions of front cover. Call this something about Diskan Fentress destiny, or an accident of fate--call it The X Factor.
Desperate and despondent, Diskan steals a spaceship which crashes on what he believes to be an unknown planet. There is some good word building and descriptions, but too much attention is given to the language and not enough to plot progression. Parts of it are a bit bizarre and metaphysical for Norton. This absorbing story, told by a leading author of science fiction, among whose earlier books are Night of Masks and Judgment on Janus, will hold readers enthralled as it carries them off on a voyage of remarkable adventure. Secret of the Lost Race was also published as Wolfshead. It also wouldn't help, as I've pointed out before, to wrap a reptile in blankets unless they're electric blankets.
And, as an outlaw, he sped toward the uncharted planet of Mimir. It was not until he stole a space ship and a travel key to the unexplored planet of Mimir that he first felt his latent powers to be some worth. Shipped in a box within a box, in bubble wrap, with a tracking number. After all, had not Whitehawk's own people accomplished the impossible when they won back their own land from the mechanized civilization that had once tried to enslave them? Light cracking to the front hinge exposing netting causing the ffep to be torn out. Only late in her life was it borne in upon the sf world that Norton's 100 or more self-authored books — many of them in print — were for very many readers central to what the genre had to offer. However — all that aside, this is a really good read, with interesting characters, that although it could use more character building, it deals with an age old theme, on the star lanes, taking a rejected character and showing us, and him, that he has worth and a destiny, regardless of what he has been led to believe.
These works were written or edited by the American fiction writer Andre Alice Norton, born Alice Mary Norton, 1912—2005. He hides his mental talents. A hint of edge wear. Diskan also meets up with a famous archeolo The X Factor, by Andre Norton, 1965. The Carolus Rex series was co-authored with Rosemary Edghill. An injured reptile would not be feverish, which is an endothermic response. The Many Worlds of Andre Norton was also known as The Book of Andre Norton.
She attended the Collingwood High School as a kid, where she began writing short stories as her hobby under the guidance of Miss Sylvia Cochrane. The time travel takes place present day to about 10,000 years ago. The plane is attacked and everyone is killed except the hooded man who is kidnapped, and of course the Gray Man. Although limited in his capacity to reason, the urge to find a world where he belonged motivated him to effect an escape to unexplored planet. New York: Fawcett Crest Books, 1981. The X Factor, while not one of Norton's best, gives an example of her plotting and characterization abilities. I like mysterious shenanigans and goings-on in my books, but I like them to be explained at the end.