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Warlock (Forerunner #1-3)

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Andre Norton called by Time the "Grande Dame of science fiction," has created one of the most memorable worlds in SF in the planet humans call Warlock, secretly ruled by the matriarchal Wyverns, an alien race of witches who are masters of mental illusions and dreams. In a sweeping generational saga, the story of Warlock is told by three humans:

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Paperback, 563 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Baen Books (first published 2002)
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One doesn’t read Andre Norton to explore the deeper questions of existence; one reads her because they want to read a solidly written adventure, fast-paced and satisfying. With Norton, this is usually guaranteed. At least with her earlier stuff. Some of the collaborations she embarked on before her death leave much to be desired. Fortunately, with these stories, we have Norton at her best.

Warlock is actually an omnibus edition of three novels: Storm Over Warlock, Ordeal in Otherwhere and Forerun
Jun 07, 2015 Cathi95 rated it liked it
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(Science Fiction 2002) Delightful 3-in-one book by Andre Norton, one of my favorite Sci-Fi authors. Warlock is a planet assumed to be without intelligent life and the attempt to annex it to the System. The book begins with "Storm over Warlock", about a low-ranking explorer, two wolverines, and a somewhat crazed captain who survive an attack by other aliens and the finding of a race of indigent people with unexpected powers. Next are ""Ordeal in Otherwhere" and "Forerunner Foray," both which cont ...more
Aug 18, 2010 Wendy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: young adult sci-fi & fantasy fans
Recommended to Wendy by: Book Club
I wouldn't normally have read this one, but it was the monthly selection in one of the book clubs I am in. I did finish it, and it was ok. Liked the wolverines. I think young adult readers (especially boys) would appreciate it more than I did.

I learned some interesting facts about the author (who I hadn't heard of): 1. Andre Norton is a woman. 2.She legally changed her name to Andre Norton. 3. She was from Cleveland 4. She worked for Cleveland Public Library System. 5. She wrote over 300 books.
Michael Blackmore
Kind of disappointing overall, especially for the first three books in a series. It's best not to think of this as a trilogy or series as much as books in a shared universe that happen in an order.

Not exactly tightly plotted across them and it does tend to meander a bit. I'll be holding off reading the other collection of the remaining volumes and try to withhold full judgment until then. But not rushing to read them either....
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Alice Mary Norton always had an affinity to the humanities. She started writing in her teens, inspired by a charismatic high school teacher. First contacts with the publishing world led her, as many other contemporary female writers targeting a male-dominated market, to choose a literary pseudonym. In 1934 she legally changed her name to Andre Alice. The androgynous Andre doesn't really say "male" ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Forerunner (5 books)
  • Storm Over Warlock (Forerunner, #1)
  • Ordeal In Otherwhere
  • Forerunner Foray
  • Forerunner
  • Forerunner: The Second Venture

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