At last I know: Thunderbird *does* respect a sigdash. Steve
left my sig in his quote, and I had to copy and paste in
order to leave in his reply to my remark that I was
attempting to read Norton's works in publication order.
(The list of Norton's earliest works is below my sig.)
Long story which eventually gets around to Norton:
A few days ago someone on, I think, alt.pulp remarked that
in _Tarzan and the Valley of Gold_, Fritz Lieber had caught
Burroughs' style perfectly. Blink, blink -- I remembered
thinking that _Valley of Gold_ owed a lot more to James
Bond than to E.R.B. -- there were definite references to
Goldfinger and Thunderball. (Probably only plays on the
titles; I've never seen either movie.) So I went to the
shelf where _Valley_ should be -- and found a copy of
_Garan the Eternal_. (I never did find _Tarzan and the
Valley of Gold_; it must be time to unpack the boxes from
when we moved in 2001.)
Which all explains why I jumped to the fifth entry in the
list below. (ABE Books suggests that it won't be difficult
at all to get my hands on a copy of _The Prince Commands_;
I could even be fussy about which edition, if one is more
faithful than another.)
The misplacement seems to be appropriate; there is a very
barsoomian feel to "People of the Crater" -- as I presume
Part One of Garan the Eternal to be.
The 1972 DAW paperback doesn't mention "Garin of Tav" in
the contents or any title page -- part, I presume, of the
evil habit publishers have of passing collections off as
novels, to the consternation of both the people who want
collections and the people who want novels. (Not to mention
the consternation of people who want collections for
everyday reading, and save a "novel" for vacation time,
only to find that it could have been read more comfortably
But it does mention on the copyright page that "Garin of
Tav" was previously published as "People of the Crater", so
I know I've got the right book.
I haven't started Part II yet. The copyright page suggests
that it is "Garan of Yu-Lac".
Just noticed that a close inspection of the table of
contents shows the last two chapters of Part II in italics
and without numbers -- a subtle hint that two unrelated
short stories are included.
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Steve Everett wrote:
From ANDRE NORTON A Primary and Secondary Bibliography by
The Prince Commands
Follow the Drums
The Sword is Drawn
People of the Crater
You can find this in Don Wollheim's Swordsmen in the Sky.
It's also in Garan
the Eternal as Garin of Tav.
The Gifts of Asti
Can be found in Roger Elwood's The gifts of Asti and Other
Sword in Sheath
Bullard of the Space Patrol; Edited collection by Malcolm
Star Man's Son 2250 A. D. also known as Daybreak 2250 A. D.