Star Guard



[Download] ➹ Star Guard ➾ Andre Norton – E17streets4all.co.uk They were Terrans, considered by Central Control to be the ideal mercenaries of the galaxy Divided into Hordes and Legions , the former serving on primitive worlds with hand weapons The latter indulgi They were Terrans, considered by Central Control to be the ideal mercenaries of the galaxy Divided into Hordes and Legions , the former serving on primitive worlds with hand weapons The latter indulging in technical warfare on advanced planets These man of death followed orders perfectly until rumors of whole unit annihilations began to spread Kana Karr was just Swordsman of an ordinary Horde He had been sent to an un extraordinary planet to quell a common rebellion A simple assignment until Kana discovered the awesome truth behind the intergalactic rumors and realized that not only his life but the fate of the whole human race was irrevocably entwined with the outcome.Star Guard

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 she legally changed her name to Andre Alice She also used the names Andrew North and Allen Weston as pseudonymsAndre Norton published her first novel in , and was the first woman to receive the Gandalf Grand Master Award from the World Science Fiction Society in , and won the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America SFWA association in Norton was twice nominated for the Hugo Award, in for the novel Witch World and in for the novelette Wizard s World She was nominated three times for the World Fantasy Award for lifetime achievement, winning the award in Norton won a number of other genre awards, and regularly had works appear in the Locus annual best of year pollsOn February , , the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, which had earlier honored her with its Grand Master Award in , 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 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 years She had a profound influence on the entire genre, having over 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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  • Star Guard
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  • 09 June 2019
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10 thoughts on “Star Guard

  1. says:

    The people of Earth ventured beyond their solar system and discovered a well established galactic empire that regarded them as over aggressive barbarians, and consigned them to the role of mercenaries, too naturally pushing and violent to be trusted as full citizens If someone from Earth wants to travel among the stars, they can only do so by enlisting as an Arch sword based combat or a Mech tech based combat , to fight to settle the disputes of others.After three hundred years of this, wh The people of Earth ventured beyond their solar system and discovered a well established galactic empire that regarded them as over aggressive barbarians, and consigned them to the role of mercenaries, too naturally pushing and violent to be trusted as full citizens If someone from Earth wants to travel among the stars, they can only do so by enlisting as an Arch sword based combat or a Mech tech based combat , to fight to settle the disputes of others.After three hundred years of this, when Kana Karr an Australian Hawaiian Malay young man graduates as an Arch, it s about time something in this system gave.First published in 1955, this story fully demonstrates Norton s belief that to be published in SF she could not write about women There are no women in this story Indeed, there is only a single mention of a photograph of an alien woman to demonstrate that non male individuals exist at all anywhere.And the system outlined above how do women fall into this too violent to leave Earth, must be a soldier to leave Earth Catch 22 They don t They re not mentioned at all, but presumably no Earth woman ever gets to leave Earth in the system set up Back on the home planet, popping out soldiers.Setting aside the non existence of women, this is middle territory for Norton engrossing for the first assignment and predicament portions, but the set up is odd and contradictory

  2. says:

    Andre Norton was one of my favorite authors when I was a pre teen and teenager The small sized Ace paperbacks were among my favorite things to read This one is an oldie from 1955 in a 1961 paperback edition I was a little slow to warm to the story of a young recruit just out of training who is sent on his first military mission Earthmen are mercenaries for the galaxy not by choice really, but they have been forced into that role by Central Control once humans first went into interstellar Andre Norton was one of my favorite authors when I was a pre teen and teenager The small sized Ace paperbacks were among my favorite things to read This one is an oldie from 1955 in a 1961 paperback edition I was a little slow to warm to the story of a young recruit just out of training who is sent on his first military mission Earthmen are mercenaries for the galaxy not by choice really, but they have been forced into that role by Central Control once humans first went into interstellar space The focal point of our story, young Kana Karr is a mixed race human whose identity bracelet marks him as Australian Malay Hawaiian, age eighteen He s smart and observant and the team he is with makes some startling discoveries This is clearly an adventure story aimed at younger boys, but it has a lot of intrigue in it which broadens the appeal I don t think there is a single female character in the entire book despite this being written by a woman That struck me as really strange Norton does a really good job I think in describing the alien world the soldiers find themselves involved in The cultural and political stuff wasn t exactly the clearest and the ending was abrupt and should have been handled better There are one or two additional novels that follow from this story I may read them.Overall the story was interesting enough for me to read but I don t think if I had read this back when I was 13 or 14 or so I would have thought it one of Norton s better works It does seem to have aged better than many other books I ve read from the mid 50 s Still, I m a little disappointed this wasn t better 3 1 2 stars

  3. says:

    200917 continuing my reading of woman authored pulp golden age sff i think this is the last andre norton i will read plot is this time coherent but science is mostly forgotten, this is adventure fiction with no big dumb object, no ideas but with aliens, space travel, combat, dangerous alien planet some mystery but mostly our hero as a greenhorn in this space legion there is an interesting profile of the author at the start in which she is favourably placed to be major sff author seems 200917 continuing my reading of woman authored pulp golden age sff i think this is the last andre norton i will read plot is this time coherent but science is mostly forgotten, this is adventure fiction with no big dumb object, no ideas but with aliens, space travel, combat, dangerous alien planet some mystery but mostly our hero as a greenhorn in this space legion there is an interesting profile of the author at the start in which she is favourably placed to be major sff author seems a little out of history she was prolific 52 books in 32 years but not varied, not likely to reward close second reading but who are these people who read a bookthan once

  4. says:

    This story is part of a free e book from Baen I haven t read a lot of SF since I was a teen but have been slowly getting back into the genre Andre Norton is an author I remember enjoying growing up I prefer stories where humans are not the rulers of the universe but go out to the stars and find themselves caught in forces larger than themselves This story has action and politics along with a vivid imagining of an alien planet Man is consigned to being a mercenary by the rulers of the univer This story is part of a free e book from Baen I haven t read a lot of SF since I was a teen but have been slowly getting back into the genre Andre Norton is an author I remember enjoying growing up I prefer stories where humans are not the rulers of the universe but go out to the stars and find themselves caught in forces larger than themselves This story has action and politics along with a vivid imagining of an alien planet Man is consigned to being a mercenary by the rulers of the universe because he has not overcome his aggressive urges but things are not as they seem A fun read

  5. says:

    This was the 1st Andre Norton book I read way back in Jr high The story has always stuck with me and the reread is just as solid a story now Very good and quick read but also just a dam good story as well Norton is a great writer for someone new to SiFi or a younger reader to start out with Recommended

  6. says:

    A great read as are so many of Andre Norton s juvenile novels A nice character with a decent mystery set on an obscure colony planet that has implications for the place of Earth in the galactic scheme of things A classic theme very well done Tom.

  7. says:

    A fine nostalgic journey back to the original hey day of space opera.

  8. says:

    3.5 stars Good enough that I will proceed with the rest of the series.

  9. says:

    7 7 11 I m 50 pages from the end this is some good, old pulp sci fi by a master of the genre.7 11 11 Meh, not too bad It had its moments, but it left me wanting a sequel The ending was especially frustrating in that a much larger story seemed to be opening up just as the remaining pages dwindled.Unfortunately, I ve already read the other book in the Central Control series published under two different titles The Last Planet and Star Rangers The two books in the series share littl 7 7 11 I m 50 pages from the end this is some good, old pulp sci fi by a master of the genre.7 11 11 Meh, not too bad It had its moments, but it left me wanting a sequel The ending was especially frustrating in that a much larger story seemed to be opening up just as the remaining pages dwindled.Unfortunately, I ve already read the other book in the Central Control series published under two different titles The Last Planet and Star Rangers The two books in the series share little beyond the general background universe Last Planet Star Rangers is a short book, so I could easily read it again, but I doubt it will lend anyenjoyment to its later counterpart.Also, I learned that the basic story of Star Guard mirrors an account of Greek mercenaries in ancient Persia, so the historical parallels are especially interesting In the end though, I feel like this book could have been expanded in so many different directions to make it acomplete work.I might read the two books back to back someday, so it get s 4 stars If you are not a fan of pulp science fiction, you should probably consider as 3 stars

  10. says:

    This is the prequel to THE LAST PLANET, cleverly setting up some of the issues and conflicts that come to a head in that novel In many respects, this is a superior novel the universe and characters seem to flow muchnaturally, and Norton does an admirable job of working in diverse characters and social commentary in a way that most of her contemporary sci fi authors weren t really doing, at least in their juvenile now we call it YA novels.Norton, as usual, excels in plotting her ch This is the prequel to THE LAST PLANET, cleverly setting up some of the issues and conflicts that come to a head in that novel In many respects, this is a superior novel the universe and characters seem to flow muchnaturally, and Norton does an admirable job of working in diverse characters and social commentary in a way that most of her contemporary sci fi authors weren t really doing, at least in their juvenile now we call it YA novels.Norton, as usual, excels in plotting her characters are constantly moving, discovering, and struggling through alien landscapes and political intrigue Her books move quickly, and are entertaining in a sort of breathless action sense But there are also things to think about in her books, such as the nature of humanity, society, and what it means to interact with other cultures.Well worth a look this one stands out among Norton s books of the 1950 s

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