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André Norton (real Alice Mary Norton, English Alice Mary Norton), "Grand Dame of Science Fiction and Fantasy" (February 17, 1912 - March 17, 2005) - American writer science fiction. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio. From 1930 to 1932 she studied at Western Reserve University, at the same time she began working in the children`s department of the Cleveland Public Library, where she worked until 1951, with the exception of the Second World War, when she worked in Washington on one of the civil projects of the Library of Congress. The first fantasy book "The Prince Commands" was published in 1934. At the same time, she changed her name to Andre Norton, as the publisher believed that this way her books would sell better. In the 50s she read by gravity at the Gnome Press. Andre Norton is one of the most popular writers in the history of world science fiction, moreover, one of those rare authors whose talent is equally subject to both the genre of science fiction and the genre of fantasy. Andre Norton is the author of over a hundred science fiction books and a laureate of two dozen awards and prizes. In 1984 she was awarded the title of "Nebula Grand Master". However, Norton entered the ranks of the classics of fantastic literature of our century precisely thanks to fantasy - thanks to her famous epic saga about the Witching World - a world of powerful heroes and powerful wizards, a unique, infinitely original world loved by millions of readers. Andre Norton`s deafening popularity in Russia began with the release of her novel "The Sargasso of Space". Now this famous series already belongs to the classics of world fiction. Several generations of readers with bated breath follow the dizzying adventures of the brave Dave Thorson and a dashing team of rogue traders from the starship "Queen of the Sun". For more than six decades, the books created by Alice Mary Norton, who signed her works by Andre North, Andrew Norton, Andre Norton, excite the imagination of readers. For a long time, domestic readers knew the writer Andrew Norton from the excellent translation of Arkady Strugatsky`s novel "Sargasso in Space", published in the "Foreign Science Fiction" series of the Mir publishing house. In addition to the excellent adventure novel, the success of this book was predetermined in many ways by the talent of Arkady Natanovich, who, in addition to translating, also very successfully edited and wrote the novel. After that, Norton`s novels (albeit with a considerable time delay, right up to perestroika) fell on our reader like from a cornucopia. Norton`s books began to be published and republished many times in our country, both with the permission of the author and without it. Almost all well-known Norton series, before conventional and post-convention, were published in Russia and the CIS. Just like her books are published and republished in Europe, America, many countries of the world. For a long time this prolific author, and the writer publishes 3-4 new books annually (at least in her best years), was completely ignored by criticism. Reviews of her books were generally positive, but no more. She was not regarded as serious writers, classics of the genre, but rather as sensible popularizers writing for the youth. There is something in this, since E.

Norton used the basic techniques that were already used in science fiction before her, but she did it so skillfully and professionally that you do not pay attention to them, remaining in captivity of a fascinating intrigue. It should be noted that the main thing for the writer is not the novelty of the plot or some element of it, but the study of the characters and motivations of the heroes, whoever they are - people or animals, in the extraordinary conditions of outer space, alien planets, some extraordinary global cataclysms ( especially in the fantasy genre). The future writer began her passion for fantastic and adventure literature at an early age (she was born in 1912 in Cleveland, USA). And her favorite writers were Edgar Rice Burroughs and Ray Cummings. Even then, she dreamed of the time when she herself would write no less interesting books. Its first publication appeared in 1934. But the initial period of the writer`s work was not successful. For fifteen years of hellish work, she published eight books of various genres - historical novels, detective stories, science fiction, but they did not bring her either success or fame. These were works that allowed her to accumulate experience to make a qualitative leap. These were the years of studying the legends, legends, myths of the peoples of the world, everything that made the writer`s books unusually attractive for the wide masses of readers. In 1948, an interesting work "Juan Horn" was published - a retelling of an old French legend, which can be considered as the first application for a name. But the real fame came to Norton after the book "The Son of a Star Man" (1952). This novel was written with the firm hand of a good master and immediately found its reader. The topic of the post-atomic world, popular in American science fiction in the early fifties, was written not in the key of "horror stories", but in a realistic manner of the protagonist`s search for his place in life. The existence of humanity as an intelligent species is brought to the brink of extinction by the appearance of huge mutated rats that have become intelligent, while retaining their bloodthirstiness. The author manages to create a realistic picture of the desperate struggle of a handful of people for existence. At the same time, the action unfolds naturally, quickly, and very exciting. The novel was immediately reprinted in large circulation under the title "Dawn - 2250". After her first success, Norton began publishing one book after another. By 1967, she had published over fifty books. Like any author who writes a lot, the writer has strong books and passages. Andrew Norton has very few weak books, as well as it is difficult to single out some particularly successful ones. She writes quite strongly and evenly. Although the progress with the age of writing is undoubted. Science fiction and fantasy are her favorite skates, often combined in various works (for example, "The World of Witches"). At the same time, I would like to note that in recent years, Norton wrote more works in the fantasy genre. The writer`s books fall into two large stages. And the dividing line between these stages, in my opinion, lies somewhere on the border of the early seventies. If the first stage is very optimistic, imbued with faith in the future, faith in the achievements of science and technological progress, then in the second one sounds veiled pessimism. The writer`s works are characterized by amazing reliability, truthfulness in describing details, rich imagination and excellent plot motivation. It is enough to pay attention to how well and smoothly the plots of her novels are cut. But Norton is a very emotional author, therefore, despite the growth of skill, the books of the second period are perceived worse, since the craving for a happy ending was laid in the foundation of American fiction from the very beginning. And the gloomy pictures of degenerating humanity or the inexorable offensive of the Dark Forces do not attract me much as a reader. It should be noted that animals act in almost all of the writer`s works. Norton was not the first to use representatives of the animal world in her works, before her there were E.

Burroughs, S.

Weinbaum, and E.

Hamilton, but none of them used animal heroes as constantly as Alice Mary Norton. Her devoted love for the animal kingdom runs through all of her creations. In many ways, this predetermines interesting and unusual plots, and besides, it can be very instructive for young readers. Norton`s books have their own original style, which is inherent only in true masters of literary creativity. Even if you do not look at the author`s name, but open the book in the middle, it is impossible not to recognize the writer`s handwriting. And the work of the writer continues to excite her numerous admirers all over the world.

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André Norton (real Alice Mary Norton, English Alice Mary Norton), "Grand Dame of Science Fiction and Fantasy" (February 17, 1912 - March 17, 2005) - American writer science fiction. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio. From 1930 to 1932 she studied at Western Reserve University, at the same time she began working in the children`s department of the Cleveland Public Library, where she worked until 1951, with the exception of the Second World War, when she worked in Washington on one of the civil projects of the Library of Congress. The first fantasy book "The Prince Commands" was published in 1934. At the same time, she changed her name to Andre Norton, as the publisher believed that this way her books would sell better. In the 50s she read by gravity at the Gnome Press. Andre Norton is one of the most popular writers in the history of world science fiction, moreover, one of those rare authors whose talent is equally subject to both the genre of science fiction and the genre of fantasy. Andre Norton is the author of over a hundred science fiction books and a laureate of two dozen awards and prizes. In 1984 she was awarded the title of "Nebula Grand Master". However, Norton entered the ranks of the classics of fantastic literature of our century precisely thanks to fantasy - thanks to her famous epic saga about the Witching World - a world of powerful heroes and powerful wizards, a unique, infinitely original world loved by millions of readers. Andre Norton`s deafening popularity in Russia began with the release of her novel "The Sargasso of Space". Now this famous series already belongs to the classics of world fiction. Several generations of readers with bated breath follow the dizzying adventures of the brave Dave Thorson and a dashing team of rogue traders from the starship "Queen of the Sun". For more than six decades, the books created by Alice Mary Norton, who signed her works by Andre North, Andrew Norton, Andre Norton, excite the imagination of readers. For a long time, domestic readers knew the writer Andrew Norton from the excellent translation of Arkady Strugatsky`s novel "Sargasso in Space", published in the "Foreign Science Fiction" series of the Mir publishing house. In addition to the excellent adventure novel, the success of this book was predetermined in many ways by the talent of Arkady Natanovich, who, in addition to translating, also very successfully edited and wrote the novel. After that, Norton`s novels (albeit with a considerable time delay, right up to perestroika) fell on our reader like from a cornucopia. Norton`s books began to be published and republished many times in our country, both with the permission of the author and without it. Almost all well-known Norton series, before conventional and post-convention, were published in Russia and the CIS. Just like her books are published and republished in Europe, America, many countries of the world. For a long time this prolific author, and the writer publishes 3-4 new books annually (at least in her best years), was completely ignored by criticism. Reviews of her books were generally positive, but no more. She was not regarded as serious writers, classics of the genre, but rather as sensible popularizers writing for the youth. There is something in this, since E. Norton used the basic techniques that were already used in science fiction before her, but she did it so skillfully and professionally that you do not pay attention to them, remaining in captivity of a fascinating intrigue. It should be noted that the main thing for the writer is not the novelty of the plot or some element of it, but the study of the characters and motivations of the heroes, whoever they are - people or animals, in the extraordinary conditions of outer space, alien planets, some extraordinary global cataclysms ( especially in the fantasy genre). The future writer began her passion for fantastic and adventure literature at an early age (she was born in 1912 in Cleveland, USA). And her favorite writers were Edgar Rice Burroughs and Ray Cummings. Even then, she dreamed of the time when she herself would write no less interesting books. Its first publication appeared in 1934. But the initial period of the writer`s work was not successful. For fifteen years of hellish work, she published eight books of various genres - historical novels, detective stories, science fiction, but they did not bring her either success or fame. These were works that allowed her to accumulate experience to make a qualitative leap. These were the years of studying the legends, legends, myths of the peoples of the world, everything that made the writer`s books unusually attractive for the wide masses of readers. In 1948, an interesting work "Juan Horn" was published - a retelling of an old French legend, which can be considered as the first application for a name. But the real fame came to Norton after the book "The Son of a Star Man" (1952). This novel was written with the firm hand of a good master and immediately found its reader. The topic of the post-atomic world, popular in American science fiction in the early fifties, was written not in the key of "horror stories", but in a realistic manner of the protagonist`s search for his place in life. The existence of humanity as an intelligent species is brought to the brink of extinction by the appearance of huge mutated rats that have become intelligent, while retaining their bloodthirstiness. The author manages to create a realistic picture of the desperate struggle of a handful of people for existence. At the same time, the action unfolds naturally, quickly, and very exciting. The novel was immediately reprinted in large circulation under the title "Dawn - 2250". After her first success, Norton began publishing one book after another. By 1967, she had published over fifty books. Like any author who writes a lot, the writer has strong books and passages. Andrew Norton has very few weak books, as well as it is difficult to single out some particularly successful ones. She writes quite strongly and evenly. Although the progress with the age of writing is undoubted. Science fiction and fantasy are her favorite skates, often combined in various works (for example, "The World of Witches"). At the same time, I would like to note that in recent years, Norton wrote more works in the fantasy genre. The writer`s books fall into two large stages. And the dividing line between these stages, in my opinion, lies somewhere on the border of the early seventies. If the first stage is very optimistic, imbued with faith in the future, faith in the achievements of science and technological progress, then in the second one sounds veiled pessimism. The writer`s works are characterized by amazing reliability, truthfulness in describing details, rich imagination and excellent plot motivation. It is enough to pay attention to how well and smoothly the plots of her novels are cut. But Norton is a very emotional author, therefore, despite the growth of skill, the books of the second period are perceived worse, since the craving for a happy ending was laid in the foundation of American fiction from the very beginning. And the gloomy pictures of degenerating humanity or the inexorable offensive of the Dark Forces do not attract me much as a reader. It should be noted that animals act in almost all of the writer`s works. Norton was not the first to use representatives of the animal world in her works, before her there were E. Burroughs, S. Weinbaum, and E. Hamilton, but none of them used animal heroes as constantly as Alice Mary Norton. Her devoted love for the animal kingdom runs through all of her creations. In many ways, this predetermines interesting and unusual plots, and besides, it can be very instructive for young readers. Norton`s books have their own original style, which is inherent only in true masters of literary creativity. Even if you do not look at the author`s name, but open the book in the middle, it is impossible not to recognize the writer`s handwriting. And the work of the writer continues to excite her numerous admirers all over the world.