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HamstersFromHell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 12:40 PM
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Science fiction author Andre Norton, 93, dies at home in Murfreesboro
Saturday, March 19,2005

By BETH RUCKER
Associated Press

Science fiction and fantasy author Andre Norton, who wrote the popular Witch World series, died Thursday at age 93.

The announcement came from friend Jean Rabe, who said Norton died of congestive heart failure at her home in Murfreesboro.

She requested before her death that she not have a funeral service, but instead asked to be cremated along with a copy of her first and last novels. <snip>

Rest of story available at:

http://www.tennessean.com/obits/archives/05/03/67158495...

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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 12:48 PM
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1. Thank you.
I always enjoyed her books.
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420inTN Donating Member (803 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 01:48 PM
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2. Wow.
Really good author. I had no idea that she was so aged, or was living in TN.
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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 01:57 PM
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5. I knew she was in her 90s.
She had a great imagination. Could literally "create" a world.
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420inTN Donating Member (803 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 01:59 PM
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6. I'm rueing the day that Terry Pratchett steps from the mortal coil. n/t
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Mairead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 03:05 PM
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8. We should try to get him knighted
Anyone whom serious reviewers compare favorably with Chaucer and Dickens, and is as consistently productive as he is, is surely worth a knighthood while still in his 50s.
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420inTN Donating Member (803 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 09:41 PM
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14. Heh. I'm not sure he'd accept. n/t
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Mairead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-05 09:29 AM
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19. He accepted the OBE (nt)
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newscott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 01:49 PM
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3. RIP
She was one of the writers who inspired me to become a lover of books. Thanks to her and other I love to read.
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treefrogjohn Donating Member (268 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 01:53 PM
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4. My introduction to SF
I found an Andre Norton book in my elementary school library when I was in 4th grade, back in the 1950s. It opened up my imagination and led me to so many others in the genre. My reading life has been so much richer over the years thanks to that introduction. Thank you, Andre.
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Technowitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 02:44 PM
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7. Alas...
A great woman.

And an inspiration to THIS newbie author, too.
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pfitz59 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 03:26 PM
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9. One of my favorite writers.....
Got me started on Fantasy/SciFi in the early 60's. I never knew she was so old! Glad she had such along and productive life.
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 05:01 PM
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10. Her books (and Galaxy SF Magazine) got me reading
SF & Fantasy ever since about 1956. She had a great career.
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harper Donating Member (699 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 05:32 PM
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11. When I was a kid back in the 60s
I read all her stuff and loved it. Kind of the beginning of my love of books and reading. Thank you for that gift, Andre.
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scarletlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 08:16 PM
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12. She was a wonderful writer
Hers was the first science fiction that I read as a teenager. I will miss her.
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 08:52 PM
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13. A Pioneer, she will be remembered as a giant in a field dominated by men.
Andre Norton's works are as good as anybody's -- in any genre.



Ms. Norton will be missed. Until we meet again...

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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 10:51 PM
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16. ...Meant to say: "...a field ONCE dominated by men."
Andre Norton was a Pioneer in the truest and best sense of the word.
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frustrated_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 09:51 PM
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15. Many blessings and much affection
on your doorstep, Ms. Norton. Thank you for the stories and the endless hours of imagination. Safe travel to you on safe seas.

JRG
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sellitman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 11:44 PM
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17. She was a another piece of my childhood.
I enjoyed her work and wish her peace.

:cry:
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RandomUser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-05 01:28 AM
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18. The passing of a legend
She was one of those writers (like Asimov, Heinlein, etc.) who contributed so much to the genre that anyone who reads in that genre would know of her even if they've never read a single book by her.
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Flammable Materials Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-05 09:33 AM
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20. My wife will be sad. n/t
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