September 18th, 2008


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Now, I remember this:

Andre Norton passed away
Andre Norton, one of the greatest Fantasy writers of the 20th century, passed away at her home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on March 17th, 2005.

Three Hands for Scorpio
Three Hands for Scorpio is Andre's last non-collaborative literary work, due to be published in April this year.

(from ) from 2005.

So, I am very confused by an email I just got from Amazon saying

"The Knight of the Red Beard (Cycle of Oak, Yew, Ash, and Rowan)" by Andre Norton As someone who has purchased or rated books by Andre Norton, you might like to know that "The Knight of the Red Beard (Cycle of Oak, Yew, Ash, and Rowan)" will be released on September 30, 2008.

Can anyone that's been paying more attention than me explain this?

EDIT: where, there is this, too:

>i?Science Fiction writer’s estate caught in lawsuit
An article about the current state of the lawsuit for the ownership of Norton copyrights has recently been published in newspapers. Sue Stewart, the manager of the Norton Estate has asked for her response to be put on the website. Please also see the editor's comments. </i>

My cynical side suggests that, maybe, the winner is grubbing through the discard pile, looking to make a buck.

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So, I am listening to The Screwtape Letters on my way home today and totally lose the thread of the letters every once in a while because the man reading it is so very familiar. But I can't, for the life of me, remember where I have heard him before. What other book could he have read?

Finally, it dawns on me. Not a book. Not a movie. Not a TV show.

He did the voice of Jauffre (among others) in The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion!

Thank goodness I figured that out before more than half an hour of the book slipped past me.