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Book Title: Iron Cage|
The author of the book: Andre Norton
Date of issue: December 1st 1992
ISBN 13: 9780451451934
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 28.92 MB
Read full description of the books Iron Cage:This is my first book by Andre Norton, and a positive experience. Jony, the human main character, escapes from aliens who were using his people as laboratory animals. He and his two younger siblings grow up in the care of a peaceful hunter-gatherer species. The story gets under way when he finds and explores an empty city which his clan holds in such horror that they ignore its existence. Jony and his siblings now have to choose whether to act on the clan's caution or their own curiosity. During the complications that result, an exploring spaceship lands, raising the stakes of the conflicts by putting the whole planet in danger. (It is a bit of an artificial coincidence for Jony to find the city and the spaceship to land within days of each other). The plausibility of the alien life described is about average, I think.
Read information about the authorAlice 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" to English speaking readers, even though it is a man's name in other languages (i.e. Norwegian). She also used the names Andrew North and Allen Weston as pseudonyms.
Andre Norton published her first novel in 1934, and was the first woman to receive the Gandalf Grand Master Award from the World Science Fiction Society in 1977, and won the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) association in 1983.
Norton was twice nominated for the Hugo Award, in 1964 for the novel Witch World and in 1967 for the novelette "Wizard's World." She was nominated three times for the World Fantasy Award for lifetime achievement, winning the award in 1998. Norton won a number of other genre awards, and regularly had works appear in the Locus annual "best of year" polls.
On February 20, 2005, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, which had earlier honored her with its Grand Master Award in 1983, announced the creation of the Andre Norton Award, to be given each year for an outstanding work of fantasy or science fiction for the young adult literature market, beginning in 2006.
Often called the Grande Dame of Science Fiction and Fantasy by biographers such as J. M. Cornwell and organizations such as Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Publishers Weekly, and Time, Andre Norton wrote novels for over 70 years. She had a profound influence on the entire genre, having over 300 published titles read by at least four generations of science fiction and fantasy readers and writers.
Notable authors who cite her influence include Greg Bear, Lois McMaster Bujold, C. J. Cherryh, Cecilia Dart-Thornton, Tanya Huff, Mercedes Lackey, Charles de Lint, Joan D. Vinge, David Weber, K. D. Wentworth, and Catherine Asaro.
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