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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Baen (May 6, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 147673674X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1476736747
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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Andre Norton has been called “one of the most popular authors of our time” by Publishers Weekly. She is a seminal influence on many of today’s top writers including David Weber, Eric Flint, and Peter Straub. Norton received the Grand Master award from the Science Fiction Writers of America and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the World Fantasy Convention. She was astoundingly prolific, with over thirty books in the celebrated Witch World series alone, and introduced three generations of readers to a wide range of science fiction and fantasy classics over a long and lauded career.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. A. Lovitt HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on May 6, 2014
Format: Paperback
"Secret of the Lost Race" and "Star Hunter" were first published in 1959 and are two of the small number of 'straight' science fiction novels of Lifetime Grand Master of Fantasy, Andre Norton, who passed away on March 17, 2005 after a long and extremely fruitful career.

"Secret of the Lost Race" is a solid adventure story about a mysterious young man named Joktar, who is a dealer in a gambling house in the Port of N'Yok. He looks much younger than he really is, and the customers mistake him for an easy mark. Nothing could be further from the truth. Joktar was orphaned early and forced to live on the street. He is tough, intelligent, and wary, but Joktar is still swept up in a night-time dragnet meant to find 'volunteers' for forced labor on newly discovered worlds.

Matters only go from bad to worse. Before he can be shipped off-planet, Joktar is accused of murder by a man in the gray uniform of the Intergalactic Scouts. His accuser attempts to beat the truth out of him, then has him shipped out to the worst destination in the galaxy: the planet, Fenris in the Constellation of the Wolf.

Once on the icy world of Fenris, Joktar is auctioned off to a mining conglomerate but before he reaches his final destination in the alibite mine, he escapes.

Okay Norton fans, we're on a strange planet but in otherwise familiar territory: a young outcast pitted against an alien wilderness, hunted by mysterious, unsavory characters. This author keeps us turning the pages, not only for the cliff-hangers that Joktar gets himself into, but also for tantalizing clues into the young man's identity. Why is he being hunted by the powerful men in gray? Why do they consider him a threat to all of humanity?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sherrill L. Marske on May 30, 2014
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For those of us who have followed her writings, you can see her skill and talent develop. Good reading for all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on May 6, 2014
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Secret Of The Stars
Andre Norton
Baen, May 6 2014, $14.00
ISBN: 9781476736747

“Secret of the Lost Race.” In JetTown, Port of N'Yok, Joktar the orphan works as a dealer at Kern’s SunSpot casino when a sweep shanghaied him as slave laborer bound for another world. However, before being deployed, an Intergalactic Scout accuses Joktar of murder, which leads to his exile to the galaxy’s worst hellhole, iced Fenris to toil and die in the vile mines. Knowing his fate if sent into this hell, Joktar flees for his life taking a chance on surviving the frozen tundra rather than the relentless men in gray who fear he learns the truth about his heritage.

“Star Hunter.” At the Starfall dump in Nahautl's starport, Vye Lansor works as a swamper cleaning up puke, crap, blood and body parts from the lowlifes who frequent this dive. Ras Hume the Out-Hunter hires Vye to join his next safari on Jumala, but hides his real interest in his new recruit. He and his partner know that the Heir Rynch Brodie died during a crash on Jumala that no one survived; they plan to use a memory-altered Vye masquerading as Rynch who upon bringing him home will make them rich. On Jumala, though Vye has some strange memories of having been there as the heir, but he also retains other conflicting thoughts.

Forerunners of later series, these are reprints of two fun five-decade plus old outer space operas in which the respective worlds seem real. Readers will root for the orphaned protagonists to survive the dangerous planets and their much more powerful adversaries.

Harriet Klausner
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. clark on December 9, 2014
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for the time it was written it was great, but it is a juvenile story. I read her books for several reasons now. they let me go back to a time of care free childhood, the let me release stress, I ! think the story line, smoothness of moving from scene to scene is great, funny, witty, I do highly recommend for teens and adults
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Arthur W. Jordin on May 6, 2014
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Secret of the Stars (2014) is a SF omnibus in the Star-and-Comets universe. It contains Secret of the Lost Race and Star Hunter.

Mankind has spread though the stars and found three other races who have space travel. Yet ancient ruins are found on many planets, some primitive and others made by technologically advanced beings.

Humanity has not changed that much. Crime and vice are still found on the human worlds.

Secret of the Lost Race (1959) is a standalone SF novel in this universe. It is set in the mid future within N'Yok on Terra and on Fenris.

Joktar is setting up his game when another dealer mentions a possible raid by the Emigration men. Colonists are volunteers, but emigrants are press-ganged. The E-men gather drifters off the streets to send out to the colonies in cold sleep. The Jet'Town houses are used to such raids.

Joktar closes down his game and goes up to Kern's office. He informs the boss about what he was told. Kern seems unaware of the news. He has Joktar sound the inhouse alarm.

Joktar is returning to his table when the vibrators go off. He immediately reverses his direction and goes back up to the office. The guard waves him off and they both go up to the space directly under the roof.

Joktar rolls out two fog bombs and launches himself toward his getaway panel. He finds E-men on the other side. A stun beam knocks him unconscious.

When Joktar wakes, he is lying within the E-pens. Others are already awake and question him. Joktar only says the obvious things.
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