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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 http://www.andre-norton.org/ ) 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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From:queza7
Date:September 18th, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC)
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Perhaps it was nearly finished, then published posthumously?
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From:solan_t
Date:September 18th, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
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I added a bit. Might be. But GeekMom found a co-author that Amazon didn't mention in the email. Which, of course, makes it collabrative.

Edited at 2008-09-18 03:56 pm (UTC)
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From:geekmom
Date:September 18th, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)
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It's listed as being by "Sasha Miller and Andre Norton." Sasha Miller might have been working with her before her death, or she might have been given an outline and some notes and told by the publisher to write the rest.
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From:solan_t
Date:September 18th, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
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There's a bit of info that wasn't in the email. In-ter-est-ing.
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From:affreca
Date:September 18th, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
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Or it could be someone "writing as" with permission of the estate, especially if it is a sequel/related to some Norton wrote before she died. Marion Zimmer Bradley was very prolific after she died. For example Heartlight has only her name listed on the cover, but is copyright Rosemary Edghill.
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