Sea siege

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Harcourt, Brace, Aug 1, 1957 - Juvenile Fiction - 216 pages
Cut off from the rest of the world by an atomic war, a young boy, along with other survivors, on San Isadore island tries to cope with the terrible aftermath of the atomic blasts.

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User Review  - dragonasbreath - LibraryThing

A problem here on the home world, in fairly recent times has erupted. WHAT is it that is besieging these islanders and keeping them from moving anywhere. And what is going on with the local octopi? Read full review


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Andre Norton, who wrote Star Guard and The Stars Are Ours focuses her talent for science fiction on the nether reaches of the see this time. Ominous portents on the bleak West Indies Island of San ... Read full review



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Born Alice Mary Norton on February 17, 1912 in Cleveland, Ohio, she legally changed her name to Andre Alice Norton in 1934. She attended the Flora Stone Mather College of Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve) for a year then took evening courses in journalism and writing that were offered by Cleveland College, the adult division of the same university. She was a librarian for the Cleveland Library System then a reader at Gnome Press. After that position, she became a full-time writer. Although her works span many genres, she is most notable for writing fantasy in particular the Witch World series. Her first book The Prince of Commands was published in 1934. Other titles include Ralestone Luck, Magic in Ithkar, Voorloper, Uncharted Stars, The Gifts of Asti and All Cats are Gray. Her works have earned her a reputation as one of Sciene Fiction-Fantasy's most reknown female authors. She was the first woman to receive the Gandalf Grand Master of Fantasy and the Nebula Grand Master Award. Among numerous other awards, she has also receive a Phoenix Award for overall writing achievement, a Jules Verne Award, a Science Fiction Book Club Book of the Year Award for her title The Elvenbane and in 1997 she was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. Andre Norton died on St. Patrick's Day, Thursday, March 17, 2005.