A Mind for Trade by Andre Norton
A Great New Solar Queen Adventure

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On a perilous mission to mine an uncharted planet terrorized by land-shattering storms, the crew of the Solar Queen is threatened by the natives of the planet--a race of mysterious creatures who warn of a coming apocalypse."

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Born Alice Mary Norton on February 17, 1912 in Cleveland, Ohio, she legally changed her name to Andre Alice Norton in 1934. She attended the Flora Stone Mather College of Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve) for a year then took evening courses in journalism and writing that were offered by Cleveland College, the adult division of the same university. Norton was a librarian for the Cleveland Library System then a reader at Gnome Press. After that position, she became a full-time writer. She is most noted for writing fantasy, in particular the Witch World series. Her first book The Prince of Commands was published in 1934. Other titles include Ralestone Luck, Magic in Ithkar, Voorloper, Uncharted Stars, The Gifts of Asti and All Cats are Gray. She also wrote under the pen names Andre Norton, Andrew North and Allen Weston She was the first woman to receive the Gandalf Grand Master of Fantasy and the Nebula Grand Master Award. She has also received a Phoenix Award for overall writing achievement, a Jules Verne Award, and a Science Fiction Book Club Book of the Year Award for her title The Elvenbane. In 1997 she was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. She died on March 17, 2005. Sherwood Smith writes fantasy and science fiction for young adult and adults. She received a master's degree in history and worked for twenty years as a teacher. Her first book was Wren to the Rescue and she has written more than thirty books since then including the Exordium series with Dave Trowbridge and two of the books in the Solar Queen series with Andre Norton.
Published June 1, 1997 by Tor Books. 256 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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This time, the Solar Queen's Captain Jellico controls two vessels--the North Star having been liberated from pirates in the previous adventure--and has a contract to mine a rare mineral (it has the property of augmenting electromagnetic storms, and may also be used illegally to make deadly space ...

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Sherwood Smith Website Andre Norton Tribute Site Andre Norton Message Board Witchworld Tribute Site Andre Norton and Sherwood Smith join forces again in A Mind for Trade, the latest in the Solar Queen series.

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