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

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

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by Andre Norton
     
 

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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.

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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. 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.

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:
01/05/2010
Series:
Hosteen Storm Series
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,360,652
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.97(d)

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