Beast Master's Planet: The Beast Master / Lord of Thunder

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When first published, The Beast Master was a new kind of science fiction adventure, featuring a Native American (Navajo) protagonist, Hosteen Storm, a soldier with a unique team--animals with whom he has a telepathic mind-link.

The time is the future, when Earth has been devastated by interstellar war with the alien Xik. Storm is now on the planet Arzor. Once the home of an ancient, long-dead alien civilization, it is now inhabited by human colonists and the indigenous Norbies. ...

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Overview

When first published, The Beast Master was a new kind of science fiction adventure, featuring a Native American (Navajo) protagonist, Hosteen Storm, a soldier with a unique team--animals with whom he has a telepathic mind-link.

The time is the future, when Earth has been devastated by interstellar war with the alien Xik. Storm is now on the planet Arzor. Once the home of an ancient, long-dead alien civilization, it is now inhabited by human colonists and the indigenous Norbies. Storm and the other Arzorites must fight the Xik, who are intent on to destroying all life but their own. With rousing action and Norton's unique ability to evoke the strangeness and mystery of ancient alien civilizations, The Beast Master, and its sequel, Lord of Thunder remain fresh and enthralling, a half-century after their debut.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Andre Norton's Beast Master's Planet: A Beast Master's Omnibus collects two classic SF novels by the late SFWA Grand Master: The Beast Master (1959), which introduced Navajo scout Hosteen Storm, and its sequel, Lord of Thunder (1962). Agent, Jacky Byrne at Sternig and Byrne. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
New York Times
"A compelling and compassionate tale."
Chicago Tribune
"Dramatic, logical and swift….Good science-fiction."
New York Herald Tribune
"Exciting adventure conceived with splendid imagination."
San Francisco Chronicle
"Andre Norton has created an air of mystery and suspense which captivates and holds the reader until the final pages."
Cleveland Press
"Another jewel in the dazzling crown of the queen of outer space."
Columbus Dispatch
"A brilliant writer…a fascinating story…a dramatic and intense book."
American Book Collector
"Storm's further adventures only to serve to point out once again that Andre Norton is right at home with the top-ranking science-fiction authors."
Astounding Science Fiction
Again Andre Norton proves that she can write just about the best far-worlds-adventure stories anyone is doing nowadays. They have color; they have action; they have mystery....

— P. Schuyler Miller

Springfield Republican
"Thrilling science-fiction."
From the Publisher
"Andre Norton has created an air of mystery and suspense which captivates and holds the reader until the final pages."

San Francisco Chronicle on The Beast Master

"A compelling and compassionate tale."

New York Times on The Beast Master

"Again Andre Norton proves that she can write just about the best far-worlds-adventure stories anyone is doing nowadays. They have color; they have action; they have mystery; they have the 'sense of wonder' that some people would contend is out of place in Twentieth Century writing; and they are so well-written that every detail is convincing. The basic theme of The Beast Master is a grand one, and I hope we haven't heard the last of Hosteen Storm and his team."

—P. Schuyler Miller of Astounding Science Fiction on The Beast Master

"Another jewel in the dazzling crown of the queen of outer space."

Cleveland Press on The Beast Master

"A brilliant writer...a fascinating story...a dramatic and intense book."

Columbus Dispatch on The Beast Master

"Exciting adventure conceived with splendid imagination."

New York Herald Tribune on The Beast Master

"Thrilling science-fiction."

Springfield Republican on Lord of Thunder

"Lord Of Thunder is Andre Norton's latest novel. She has been thrilling the readers for more years now than some of us would care to admit. This delightful book journals the adventures of Hosteen Storm, a Beast Master, and his two companions, an eagle and a cat. Storm's further adventures (we encountered him before in The Beast Master) only to serve to point out once again that Andre Norton is right at home with the top-ranking science-fiction authors."

American Book Collector on Lord of Thunder

"Dramatic, logical and swift....Good science-fiction."

Chicago Tribune on Lord of Thunder

Astounding Science Fiction - P. Schuyler Miller
"Again Andre Norton proves that she can write just about the best far-worlds-adventure stories anyone is doing nowadays. They have color; they have action; they have mystery...."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765325860
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 1/5/2010
  • Series: Hosteen Storm Series
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,006,555
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.34 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

ANDRE NORTON, named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, is one of the most famous and beloved creators of science fiction and fantasy adventure of all time. Author of more than one hundred novels and several hundred works of short fiction, Miss Norton entertained millions of readers with her exciting science fiction and fantasy since her debut in 1934 until her death in 2005. Her series, including Witch World, The Solar Queen, The Time Traders, Central Control, and Forerunner books, are the core of her long, successful career. Miss Norton died in 2005.

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Table of Contents

The beast master 11
Lord of thunder 195
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2005

    Just the best

    I bought the first of the pair of stories as my first book, sight unseen, based on Andre Norton's other work. I loved it then (1959) and still love it as one of her very best. The series has been carried on with the help of Lyn McConchie, but nothing beats the original Beast Master. Action, mystery, character, and struggles all suitable to teen, young adult, or adult. I give this as a prize to some of my high school students.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    highly recommened Like a lot

    Very good write, good color in pages

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  • Posted November 2, 2014

    The Beast Master Books are an exceptional and fun read,  Highly

    The Beast Master Books are an exceptional and fun read,  Highly reccommended regardless of age.

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    High stones

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  • Posted January 17, 2010

    one of my favorites

    my old paperback copy has worn out from rereading - upgrading to digital

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