Andre Norton

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alien adj. 1953 A. Norton Star Rangers ii.30 He sensed alien life.
alien life form n. 1970 ‘A. Norton’ Dread Companion (1984) 44 A poohka was an alien life-form from off-world and created with its small, furry body the instant desire to cuddle—a perfect pet.
alternate history n. 1967 A. Norton Operation Time Search i. 6 You have heard of the alternate history theory—that from each major historical decision two alternate worlds come into being.
antigravity adj. 1953 A. Norton Star Rangers x. 136 How do you get out of here?…Anti-gravity lift.
blaster n. 1953 A. Norton Star Rangers Prologue 10 They had beaten off the Greenies’ rush after the ship’s nose blaster had gone dead on them.
cold sleep n. 1954 ‘A. Norton’ Stars are Ours (1955) 44 The formula for the ‘cold sleep’… We go to sleep, hibernate, during that trip—or else the ship comes to its port manned by dust!
disruptor n. 1953 ‘A. Norton’ Last Planet (1955) 51 They set off at dusk, rations and bedrolls strapped under the single seat remaining in the stripped-down sled. And with the bedrolls was the single disruptor they had left.
esper n. 1968 A. Norton Zero Stone (1977) v. 68 No man can laugh at the idea of esper powers, as the so-called enlightened once did.
esper n. 1970 A. Norton Dread Companion (1980) 24 He shook his head, his frown deeper. ‘No, it is true—how could you have known? The matter was only reported to me this morning after the flitter was found. Only a few knew it. But how did she know? Is she esper?’ His suggestion was logical, though I had never known so young an esper to be able to hide such power.
flitter n. 1957 ‘A. Norton’ Star Born (1984) 15 Raf Kurbi, flitter pilot and techneer, lay on the padded shock cushion of his assigned bunk and stared with wide, disillusioned eyes at the stretch of stark, gray metal directly overhead.
hive mind n. 1957 A. Norton Star Born (1966) 39 All the buildings were the same shape and size… Raf wondered if those who had built them had not been humanoid at all, but perhaps insects with a hive mind.
homeworld n. 1953 A. Norton Star Rangers iv. 52 Rolth used a palm disrupter as lightly as a color brush to etch into its side the name, homeworld, and the rank of that thin wasted body they had laid to rest there.
humanoid adj. 1953 A. Norton Star Rangers xv. 195 But that is a humanoid characteristic, I believe.
mind control n. 1967 A. Norton Wizard’s World in Worlds of If June 22/1 The Esper plastered himself to the heaving body. For the moment he made no attempt at mind control.
mind shield n. 1967 A. Norton Wizard's World in Worlds of If June 20/2 The Esper went back, holding a mind shield as a frail protection.
needle v. 1953 A. Norton Star Rangers ii. 39 The longer Smitt needled him in that fashion the more uneasy he became.
needler n. 1961 ‘A. Norton’ Star Hunter 32 Chambriss carried a needler, Starns was unarmed except for a small protection stunner, his tri-dee box slung on his chest by well-worn carrying straps.
needler n. 1961 A. Norton Star Hunter 33 Hume went forward, jerked the needler dart from a tree trunk. ‘But don’t shoot again—not unless you are sure of what you are aiming at!’
non-human n. 1957 ‘A. Norton’ Star Born (1958) 45 And oddly enough it also bothered him to occupy a post which earlier had served not a nonhuman such as Sssuri, whom he admired, but a humanoid whom he had been taught from childhood to avoid—if not fear.
off-world adj. 1955 A. Norton Star Guard (1973) 140 There is a space port near the Venturi holdings at Po'ult… There is no regular schedule of ships, but off-world traders do come.
off-world adj. 1969 ‘A. Norton’ Postmarked Stars (1980) 10 He was Dane Thorson, acting cargo master of the Queen because Van Ryke, his superior, was off-world and would join them only at the end of this voyage.
offworld adv. 1955 A. Norton Star Guard (1973) 49 Nature had provided him with a coat of thick curly hair, close in texture to the wool of a sheep, from which came a pungent, oily odor only apparent to those from off world.
offworld adv. 1961 A. Norton Catseye (1962) 7 He could try to exist without subcitizenship and a work permit, haunting the Casual Labour Centre to compete with too many of his fellows for the very limited crumbs of employment; he could somehow raise the stiff entrance fee and buy his way into the strictly illegal but flourishing and perilous Thieves' Guild; or he could sign on as contract labour and be shipped off world in deep freeze with no beforehand knowledge of his destination or work.
offworld adv. 1970 ‘A. Norton’ Dread Companion 16 In any event, I returned to the crèche well enough pleased with the bargain Lazk Volk had aided me to, prepared to cut ties with my old life and lift off-world to a new.
offworlder n. 1957 ‘A. Norton’ Star Born 187 It might be easy, now that he had established mental contact with this off-worlder, for the other to pick up a thought as vivid as that.
planetman n. 1976 A. Norton Perilous Dreams in Deadly Dreams (2011) 188 One does not disturb a dreamer. It would be dangerous for both your planetman and the dreamer herself.
planetside adj. 1955 ‘A. North’ Sargasso of Space ii. 22 The voyage to Naxos was routine. And the frontier world where they set down at its end was enough like Terra to be unexciting too. Not that Dane got any planet-side leave.
planetside adj. 1968 A. Norton Zero Stone (1977) 140 Though they wore the conventional planetside dress of any crewmen, coveralls and boots, those had no insignia on breast or collar.
Sol n. 1953 ‘A. Norton’ Star Rangers (1985) 198 ‘Terra of Sol.’ He read it aloud and the three words seemed to echo more loudly down the hall than any of the shouted names of the kindred stars. ‘Terra of Sol—man’s beginning!’
space lane n. 1953 A. Norton Last Planet 186 Maybe there has been a rebellion in this sector. The winner may be systematically mopping up all Patrol bases. That would leave him free to rule the space lanes as he pleases.
space pirate n. 1953 A. Norton Star Rangers Prologue 7 Space pirates raised flags and recruited fleets to gorge on spoil plundered from this wreckage.
space tan n. 1970 ‘A. Norton’ Dread Companion (1984) 140 The skin of his hands and face was very dark, the space tan of a starfarer, but on the less exposed parts of his body it was ivory-white.
starfarer n. 1970 ‘A. Norton’ Dread Companion (1984) 140 The skin of his hands and face was very dark, the space tan of a starfarer, but on the less exposed parts of his body it was ivory-white.
stargate n. 1958 A. Norton (title) Star Gate.
star lane n. 1953 ‘A. Norton’ Last Planet 191 Shall we rise again to be the lords of space and the rangers of the star lanes?
stun-gun n. 1953 A. Norton Star Rangers v. 69 Wonder what they would have thought of a stun gun.
stunner n. 1961 ‘A. Norton’ Star Hunter 32 Chambriss carried a needler, Starns was unarmed except for a small protection stunner, his tri-dee box slung on his chest by well-worn carrying straps.
stunner n. 1961 A. Norton Catseye (1962) 21 He rested the barrel of the stunner on his knees to take aim against the attacker.
suit n. 1968 ‘A. Norton’ Zero Stone (1969) 61 There was another opening at the end of this space, giving entrance directly to the lock, saving time when one must suit or unsuit in leaving or entering the ship. I ran my hand along the rack of suits, striving to find one enough my size to be, if not comfortable, usable.
Terra n. 1953 A. Norton Star Rangers xvi. 207 Terra calling.
Terran n. 1 1955 A. Norton Star Guard (1973) 26 Would the Agents' repeated argument have proved true? Would the Terrans, unchecked, have pulled planet after planet into a ruthless struggle for power?
tri-D n. 1961 A. Norton Catseye (1962) 33 The animal in the tri-dee was clearly depicted life-size, the usual procedure for smaller beasts.
tri-D n. 1970 ‘A. Norton’ Dread Companion (1984) 183 Kosgro switched the three through the air and thrust in and out with them as I had seen swords used in tridee tapes made on primitive worlds.
tri-D n. 1970 ‘A. Norton’ Dread Companion (1984) 10 Now—I want a run-through of the Ruhkarv report in comparison with the tridees from Xcothal.
tridee n. 1961 ‘A. Norton’ Star Hunter 32 Chambriss carried a needler, Starns was unarmed except for a small protection stunner, his tri-dee box slung on his chest by well-worn carrying straps.
unhuman n. 1953 A. Norton Star Rangers xv. 192 Even Smitt and Dalgre, for all their inborn suspicion not only of unhumans but also of sensitives, had fallen under the spell of the urbane charm.
unsuit v. 1968 ‘A. Norton’ Zero Stone (1969) 61 There was another opening at the end of this space, giving entrance directly to the lock, saving time when one must suit or unsuit in leaving or entering the ship. I ran my hand along the rack of suits, striving to find one enough my size to be, if not comfortable, usable.