Tales from High Hallack Volume One

The Collected Short Stories of Andre Norton

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A rich anthology of short stories from the Grand Dame of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
 
For decades, Andre Norton forged a truly individual legacy. Garnering a devoted legion of fans for her series, including the Witch World sagas, her boundless imagination and literary skill earned her numerous accolades including the Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master Award and World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, culminating with the establishment of her High Hallack Genre Writers’ Research and Reference Library—an institution devoted to the betterment of the fantasy and science fiction genres.
 
This collection is the first of three volumes that showcase her unforgettable talent.
 
Stories include “The Last Spell,” “Sword of Unbelief,” “Earthborn: A Witch World Story,” “That Which Overfloweth,” “By a Hair,” “The Gifts of Asti,” “Falcon Blood,” “The Dowry of the Rag Picker’s Daughter,” “All Cats Are Gray,” “The Way Wind,” “Black Irish,” “The Boy and the Ogre,” “Through the Needle’s Eye,” “The Toymaker’s Snuffbox,” “Ully the Piper,” “Dream Smith,” “One Spell Wizard,” and “London Bridge.”
 
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About the author

For well over a half century, Andre Norton was one of the most popular science fiction and fantasy authors in the world. With series such as Time Traders, Solar Queen, Forerunner, Beast Master, Crosstime, and Janus, as well as many standalone novels, her tales of adventure have drawn countless readers to science fiction. Her fantasy novels, including the bestselling Witch World series, her Magic series, and many other unrelated novels, have been popular with readers for decades. Lauded as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, she is the recipient of a Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Convention. An Ohio native, Norton lived for many years in Winter Park, Florida, and died in March 2005 at her home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Jean Rabe had the immense pleasure of co-authoring novels with Andre Norton: Taste of MagicDragon Mage, and Return to Quag Keep. She also edited an anthology with Norton, Renaissance Faire, and edited several of her short stories for various DAW Books anthologies. Rabe and Norton were friends, longtime pen pals, and shared books and stories about their cats and dogs. Rabe is the author of thirty fantasy and adventure novels, and many, many short stories.
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Open Road Media
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Published on
Jul 1, 2014
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Pages
214
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ISBN
9781497656932
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Fantasy / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Science Fiction / Collections & Anthologies
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“Ellen Datlow is the queen of anthology editors in America.”—Peter Straub

With original stories by Jeffrey Ford, Pat Cadigan, Elizabeth Bear, Margo Lanagan, and others

From Del Rey Books and award-winning editor Ellen Datlow, two of the most respected names in science fiction and fantasy, comes a collection of fifteen all-new short stories, plus a science fiction novella, that could count as a virtual “best of the year” anthology. Here you will find slyly twisted alternate histories, fractured fairy tales, topical science fiction, and edgy urban fantasy.

In “Daltharee,” World Fantasy Award–winning author Jeffrey Ford spins a chilling tale of a city in a bottle—and the demented genius who put it there. In “Sonny Liston Takes the Fall,” John W. Campbell Award–winning author Elizabeth Bear pens a poignant and eerie requiem for the heavyweight forever associated with his controversial loss to Cassius Clay. From hot new writer Margo Lanagan comes “The Goosle,” a dark, astonishing take on Hansel and Gretel. In the novella “Prisoners of the Action,” Paul McAuley and Kim Newman take a trip down a rabbit hole that leads to a Guantanamo-like prison whose inmates are not just illegal but extraterrestrial.

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