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Visions of Distant Shores: An Andre Norton Collection (Seven Andre Norton novels in one volume!) [Kindle Edition]

Andre Norton , Andrew North , Allen Weston , Alice Mary Norton
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NOTE: This edition has a linked "Table of Contents" and has been beautifully formatted (searchable and interlinked) to work on your Amazon e-book reader, Amazon Desktop Reader, and your ipod e-book reader.

'Visions of Distant Shores' is a collection of stories written by award-winning science-fiction author, Andre Norton. In most of Norton's works, alienated outsiders undertake a journey through which they realize their full potential. Many planets in the books are Earth-like places, where humans can live without special protection, and have extensive flora and fauna which are described in considerable detail and often have substantial bearing on the plot.

On February 20, 2005, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, which had earlier honored her with its Grand Master Award in 1983, announced the creation of the Andre Norton Award, to be given each year for an outstanding work of fantasy or science fiction for the young adult literature market, beginning in 2006.

Nobody today is telling better stories of straight-forward interstellar adventure.

Included in this volume:
Book One: Storm Over Warlock - Stranded on the alien world of Warlock, Shann Lantree's expedition camp has been wiped out by the Throgs, beings so alien that humans have yet to communicate with them. Lantree must quickly learn how to survive under harsh conditions while being chased by the Throgs -- and how to distinguish the real from the dreamed when he meets the mysterious Wyverns. A satisfying and mature novel which readers will seize upon if they want to enjoy a good adventure story...

Book Two: Star Born - When the oppressive global dictatorship of Pax took over Earth they put a stop to space exploration. Still, a few rebels escaped in the sleeper ships to found free new colonies -- or perish in the attempt. Those few colonists that reached inhabitable worlds were cut off for centuries, and in that isolation and freedom they developed the mysterious mental powers that "civilization" had all but destroyed...

Book Three: Star Hunter - Somewhere on the jungle world of Jumala, there was a man in hiding--a man whose mind had been reconditioned with another's brain pattern and for whom there was a fabulous reward. Star Hunter is a thrill-packed account of that other-worldly game of hide-and-seek between a man who did not know all his own powers and an interstellar safari that sought something no man had a right to find...

Book Four: Plague Ship - A fast-moving suspense tale, full of unusual detail and unexpected turns. Several highlights make the book really shine: the sunset gorp hunt on the reefs of an oily sea; a raid on an asteroid's emergency station; and a landing in the Big Burn, resulting in an encounter with the mutant life-forms that reside there...

Book Five: Voodoo Planet - Dane Thorson of the space-trader 'Solar Queen' found himself embroiled in a desperate battle of minds between the rational science of the spaceways and the hypnotic witchcraft of the mental wizard that ruled the Voodoo Planet...

Book Six: The Gifts of Asti - Varta, the last priestess of Asti, lives alone with Lur, a telepath of the lizardfolk, in Asti's isolated mountain retreat. Decadent Memphir has long since drifted away from the austere paths of Asti, and now the barbarians of Klem are sacking the city, and the smoke of its burning drifts up to the temple...

Book Seven: The People of the Crater - "Send the Black Throne to dust; conquer the Black Ones, and bring the Daughter from the Caves of Darkness." These were the tasks Garin must perform to fulfill the prophecy of the Ancient Ones--and establish his own destiny in this hidden land!

This are the original and unabridged versions of these tales. A must-have for science fiction fans!


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  • Publisher: fallen leaves press (TM) and ignacio hills press (TM) IgnacioHillsPress.com; 1st edition (February 4, 2010)
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  • Language: English
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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Andre Norton Anthology July 25, 2010
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Andre` Norton was one of my favorite authors as a child. I remember picking out Star Born at a visiting Bookmobile while I was in the sixth grade and being enthralled with the story.

Later I discovered her Solar Queen series through Voodoo Planet/Star Hunter (an Ace double book) and Sargasso of Space. These stories fired my imagination more than anything else did at the time.

In this Kindle Collection of Novels, you get two of the Solar Queen tales (Voodoo Planet and Plague Ship) as well as the excellent Star Hunter, and Star Born. There are an additional three novels that I haven't read yet, but will enjoy through this anthology.

While I am a little disappointed that I cannot get a collection of Miss Norton's entire group of Solar Queen adventures on Kindle, this is a reasonable start ... and at only a buck, it's hard to go wrong even if you decide you don't like her writing style.

Do be warned that much of the material is dated and has long been outstripped by real world science. But if you make allowances and read the books for enjoyment rather than picking them apart for inconsistencies, you'll have many enjoyable hours of touring among the stars.

Recommended

~P~
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Science Fiction December 16, 2010
By Rick
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I never read any of these books and discovered they are well written and very Entertaining. I recommend the purchase of this set of science fiction novels. Good read.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gold from the Golden Age of Sci-Fi February 28, 2011
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Andre Norton was one of the best writers of science fiction and fantasy of her time and remains among the best ever. All of the included books are public domain and can be downloaded individually free, but this handy and very enjoyable collection provides an excellent and economical way of sampling Norton's skill.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If there is a Book you do not know by Heart? June 14, 2011
By dray
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Then you should buy this collection and read that book twice. Any thing written by Andre Norton or any of her Nom de Plumes is something you should read over and over till you have it committed to memory. I am some what surprised that more English teachers do not use Norton to encourage young readers. Children should be taught to have fun with reading. Read and learn and then learn from what you read. Take a trip around the world and never leave your chair.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a happy camper October 12, 2013
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I found that I had already read some of these stories AFTER I bought Visions.... I was not given the choice to see what was in this group . What really ticked me off was that , of the 2 stories I had NOT read, one had HORRIBLE GLITCHES . So much that I have no to read it. I really want to.....that because Andre Norton is such a masterful storyteller. Thus the low rating :(
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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All these books are available FREE from Project Gutenberg. They are also all included in the Andre Norton Megapack, which is 99¢, and contains 11 SFantasy + 3 Civil War books free from Project Gutenberg, plus one mystery by Norton + another writer. So, you can either get it free, or get more for the same or lower price. Unless you specifically want the mystery contained in the megapack, why pay anything?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars odd formatting in kindle version September 27, 2013
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Fun if dated sci-fi and fantasy romps. Would be nice if the document contained the original publication dates so we could understand the larger genre and social context in which these tales were written. A brief biography would also be good.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Almost really good choices of stories March 31, 2014
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Doesn't contain her really high quality novels but most of the stories are good reads. Andre Norton's books are worth having. However, I never liked her witch novels. I wish she were still with us.
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