(Star Rangers) [PDF NEW] Û Andre Norton
Eral I m not a fan of all the subjects she tackles and if you read too much of her at once it can become repetitious but she s a ood storyteller her tales are always uplifting and positive and she s a Writing Matters! - Student Book good introduction to the SFFantasyenre for the tween crowd Probably my favorite book by Andre Norton The ensemble cast of Kartr Fylh Zinga and Rolth were fun to read I had never managed to et much farther than a couple chapters into a Norton book Maybe I just needed to be in the right frame of mind or my taste in books needed to change but after having this one on my shelves for 7 years I decided to ive it another tryWhile it came across as a boys adventure story with some aliens and spaceships thrown in for fun and a racism is bad message I ended up enjoying the story This was the first book I ever owned and it set me on the path to being a science fiction writer This unsurprisingly reads like a sci fi novel from the early 50 s but is not offensive any way It s not particularly Murder Shoots the Bull (Southern Sisters, good but it s short enough toet into and finish before letting irritation over the writing and endless action plot taking over I first read this book when i was 8 or 9 back in the 1960 s when i found it in the school library i enjoyed it then being the target audience and I have a hardback copy now on my bookshelf I will always enjoy this book even though my tastes have inevitably become sophisticated because there is an innocence and clarity about the story and the writing style that I find immensely appealing even after all these years Definitely a keeper Of the two novels in Star Soldiers I enjoyed this one than Star Guard It had of the things I always liked about Norton s stories inter species cooperation telepathy and an upbeat ending The characters evince ranges of behavior with the major ones developing as the story progresses People not all of them human you don t mind hanging out with for awhile. Y scouting around their crash site they find evidence of a long vanished high tech civilization in the Sealed Cities along with nomadic hunter Hudson Valley Mediterranean gatherer levelroups of humans Looking for better shelter to tend their injured personnel the rangers enter one of the cities only to find it occupied by another roup of refugees and ruled by the Acturian Cummi a master telepath one who is not above overpowering and directly controlling other people’s minds who is bent on becoming the sole ruler of the planet Zinga a member of the ancient historian race of Zacathans and the human Kartr both high order telepaths themselves though not of the strength of Cummi end up in a memorable mental battle with Cummi.
Erving in the Patrol but in a kind of Women s auxiliary supply corps And the usual wives and mothers I read this book about 35 years ago when I was a kid There was very little of the plot that I recalled but I always remem Typical Norton And make no mistake that s a ood thingOne of the last Patrol vessels of the crumbling Galactic Empire Starfire crashes on an uncharted planet and the surviving crew regular Patrolmen and the Rangers who explore new worlds must cope with surviving on an unfamiliar world and coming to terms with the end of their civilizationAs the straight forward old school YA SF adventure at which Norton excelled The Last Planet does a The Secrets of Boys good job of entertaining the reader with a uickly paced story and a cast of interesting if not overly memorable characters Kartr a Ranger serjeant with powerful but untrained psionic powers Zinga a Zacathan Ranger Rolth another Ranger a human whose people have adapted to a low light world Fylh an avian Ranger and the chief baduy Joyd Cummi a power mad survivor from an earlier crashThere s also a strong salutary message about the stupidity of prejudice The African Americans in this case are aliens aka bemmys Bug Eyed Monsters who are second class citizens of the empire In order to survive everyone has to and do learn to cooperate and appreciate one another as individualsDespite its racially progressive tone there is a depressing male chauvinist aura Ms Norton is usually pretty Stop Whining--and Start Winning good about this sort of thing many of her characters are intelligent capable women who don t need rescuing all the time eg Jaelithe of the Witch World novels but this novel is pretty much a males only club The only woman whoets to say much of anything is a corpswoman in what sounds like an 81st century version of the WACs and she s immediately relegated to essentially Charlie and the Christmas Kitty getting all the men coffeeYet despite that misfire I would recommend this book and Norton inen. The dedication honor and tradition of the Patrol The Vegan scout Starfire was one of the few ships left to the Patrol Fleet which was dispersed on a useless mission to remap forgotten systems on the edge of the Il sale della vita galaxy The crew of the Starfire realized that there was little chance that they would ever return – yet they performed their duty to the best of their ability Until Starfire crashed and couldo no further They were stranded on a fertile planet with breathable air – but it was completely off their charts There the mixed crew of aliens and humans had to face the dangers of a strange planet and the reatest threat of all – the breakdown of discipline and the beginnings of anarchy uickl.
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130917 at the moment i have been reading woman authored pulpgolden age us science fictionfantasy roughly 1930 to 1960 this is another attempt to immerse myself in popular culture of that time no matter how despised that writing might have been this is not high lit or big bestsellers this is not poetry modernism avant arde maybe not something to study at u though reading this at u special collections but many people read this so it must have appeal of the erathis is probably sff as tv miniseries by now in that the science aspect of sff is neither significant uniue credible but only a way of enabling adventure fiction to encompass space travel aliens blasters etc this by norton might be emblematic there are loyal remnants of fallen roman type space empire space travel not much different than sea sailing robots and vanished civilizations primitives who worship ods of space carefully raded psi powers essential mystery and essential The Nine of Us gunfights but also progressive attitudes re alien comrades dealing with primitive cultures honour against dishonourso i enjoyed this perhaps aided by low expectations but it is an easy read plot characters motivations emotions actions all essentially human essentially male no women no irony no confusion no difficulty in knowing who and how theood are ood and the bad are bad reading this reminds me of stanislaw lem claiming the american sff authors were charalatans around singular enius philip k dick well sure if you want innovative satirical memorable work but if you want downmarket sff adventure this is fine While the history doesn t seem to uite match up this is ostensibly set in the same universe as Star Guard after jumping forward a thousand or so years to the decline the alactic empire that humans have become part of A little laggy in parts but with some enjoyable partsWomen actually appear in the book And a couple have names and everything Actually In 8054 AD the Stellar Patrol was the last remnant of the power of a once flourishing intergalactic empire It is a time of decadence and dissolution in the Empire Sector wars are carrying off and worlds from Central Control Individual bureaucrats are usurping their positions to carve out private kingdoms Only the incorruptible Patrol and its Code remain to stand in their way Yet the Patrol has seen better days Their ships are old and there are no replacements only cannibalization keeps them running The supply ships come less and less often Communications between sectors and with Central Control itself is breaking down There are fewer and fewer new recruits The only thing still as strong as ever is.
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 She also used the names Andrew North and Allen