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Mar 22, 2005 5:05 pm

RIP Andre Norton (d. 3/17/05)

Alice Mary Norton (aka Andre Norton) died "of congestive heart failure at her home in Murfreesboro, a Nashville suburb.

"Norton 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."

She was a wonderful writer of science fiction and fantasy novels, largely juvies, often depicting animals in her books in creative and interesting ways. Major themes common in her writings were that of exploration and freedom.

For many youth (she had taken a male pseudonym because she was writing for young boys), she was the first introduction into the world of literature and voyages beyond the fences of their lives.

Many of my fondest SF novels were her creations.

She will be missed.
Just a thought.
Just Ken

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Keith Halderman - 3/21/2005

I read and liked her too.