Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happy birthday, Andre Norton

Andre Norton (born Alice Mary Norton) wasn't the first female writer of science fiction and fantasy, but she was the first one to become truly popular among fandom circles.  More importantly, the 'Grand Dame of Science Fiction and Fantasy' was the inspiration for multiple female SF/fantasy authors to follow.  On a personal level, she was one of the first authors, along with Robert E. Howard, that I knew by name as a young child, and actively sought out any books I could find with her name on it.

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