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Forerunner by Andre Norton


by Andre Norton

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...Despite all the negatives I did enjoy Forerunner. It is not a memorable novel but certainly a lot better than my first encounter with Norton's writing. Simsa is a character you can really root for, even if she is too stubborn for her own good sometimes. If you are willing to overlook Norton's prose and the occasionally illogical plot in favour of a good adventure, this book might be a good read. Norton published a sequel named Forerunner: The Second Venture in 1985. I won't rush to the nearest book store to get it but I won't rule out reading it at some point either.

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  Valashain | Apr 22, 2012 |
In a place far away, Simsa, a young orphan, fights to survive in an intergalactic ghetto. But she was different than any of the others around her.
Then the Star Men came, and she learned that perhaps she was far more than she had ever believed ( )
  dragonasbreath | Nov 6, 2010 |
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Jacobson, TylerCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Johnson, BarbiIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Kuxortal had always been - any trader would have sworn by his guild oath to that.
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Of all the justly famous writers of science fiction and fantasy, none has inspired greater enthusiasm and loyalty than Andre Norton. Of all Ms. Norton's works, none has been more warmly received than her famed "Forerunner" series, a series whose heroes and heroines have already taken on the trappings of legend.

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Raised by the Burrow folk of Kuxortal, Simsa sells archaeological treasures to visiting star travelers in hopes of escaping a life of poverty.

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