Friday, March 18, 2005

Missed: SF Grand Master Andre Norton passed away yesterday. From

SF and fantasy author Andre Norton died this morning at her home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, of congestive heart failure, at the age of 93. Born Alice Mary Norton in 1912, she legally changed her name to Andre Alice Norton in 1934, the year her first book was published. She wrote over 100 books, including popular YA novels in the 1950s and '60s such as Star Man’s Son 2250 AD (1952), and the science fantasy series that began with Hugo-nominated Witch World (1962). In 1984 she became the first female SFWA Grand Master; in 1997 she was inducted into the SF Hall of Fame; and in 1998 she received a World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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