Plague Ship

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Orion Books Limited, 1971 - Science fiction, American - 192 pages
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User Review  - Vvolodymyr - LibraryThing

First off - my scifi reading background for reference: I started out reading mostly contemporary 00's-10's science fiction, and occasionally read very few of the early scifi works of 1920's and 1930's. This was my first Andre Norton book. Even taking into the account the fact that Read full review

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User Review  - iftyzaidi - LibraryThing

Given that this was written in the mid-50s, this holds up pretty well, and while the basic concept comes across as a little dated (a starship travelling to exotic, alien planets looking for goods to ... Read full review

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About the author (1971)

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. Norton was a librarian for the Cleveland Library System then a reader at Gnome Press. After that position, she became a full-time writer. She is most noted 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 author. 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, March 17, 2005.

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