Witch World

Witch World is a speculative fiction project of American writer Andre Norton, inaugurated by her 1963 novel Witch World and continuing more than four decades. Beginning in the mid-1980s, when she was about 75 years old, Norton recruited other writers to the project, and some books were published only after her death in 2005.[1] The Witch World setting is one planet in a parallel universe where magic long ago superseded science; early in the fictional history it is performed exclusively by women. The series began as a hybrid of science fiction and sword and sorcery but for the most part it combines the latter with high fantasy.

Witch World map
The Lands of the Witch World, including Western and Eastern Continents.

Witch World begins with what is now called the Estcarp cycle. These describe the adventures of Simon Tregarth from Earth, his witch wife Jaelithe, and their three children Kyllan, Kemoc and Kaththea.

The series was expanded with the High Hallack cycle, starting with Year of the Unicorn in 1965 and its sequels Jargoon Pard and Gryphon in Glory. The Dales of High Hallack are on a different continent from Estcarp and its neighboring lands.

Mostly these cycles are organized by continent, Estcarp and its neighboring countries being situated on an eastern continent and High Hallack on a western one, with a sea between.

The Turning sequence is about events which convinced conservative witches that men could handle magic responsibly. The Secrets sequence brings many of these story lines to a climax. Both deal with worldwide events. Except for the last Secrets book, most of these were written in collaboration with Norton's fans. The Witch World series can be considered the first romantic fantasy series, both because of the content and because these books were a primary inspiration to later romantic fantasy authors like Mercedes Lackey.

On the Witch World, magical ability is considered to be exclusively female and exercised only by virgins, with the sexual act depriving a witch of her power. Estcarp's male-dominated enemies consider rape as a convenient way of neutralising captive witches. The advent of Simon Tregarth, a man who turns out to possess some magical power and who forms a magical link with the witch Jaelithe after she becomes his wife, poses an uncomfortable challenge to the conservative witch hierarchy, which is by slow degrees forced to accept that males – and females who have relationships with them – can and do possess magic power.



Simon Tregarth
  • Annals of the Witch World (omnibus; SFBC, 1994), also known as The Gates to Witch World (TOR, 2001), contains Witch World, Web of Witch World and Year of the Unicorn)
  • Witch World (1963)
  • Web of the Witch World (1964)
The Tregarth Children
  • Chronicles of the Witch World (omnibus; SFBC, 1998), also known as Lost Lands of Witch World (TOR, 2004); contains Three Against the Witch World, Warlock of the Witch World and Sorceress of the Witch World)
  • Three Against the Witch World (1965)
  • Warlock of the Witch World (1967)
  • Sorceress of the Witch World (1968)
  • Witch World: Swords and Spells (omnibus, SFBC, 1987); contains Trey of Swords, Ware Hawk and The Gate of the Cat)
  • Trey of Swords (1977)
  • Ware Hawk (1983)
  • The Gate of the Cat (1987)
  • Ciara's Song (1998) with Lyn McConchie
  • The Duke's Ballad (2005) with Lyn McConchie

High Hallack

  • Year of the Unicorn (1965)
  • The Jargoon Pard (1974; sequel to Year of the Unicorn)
  • Spell of the Witch World (1972) collection of stories
  • Gryphon Trilogy
  • The Crystal Gryphon (1972)
  • Gryphon in Glory (1981)
  • Gryphon's Eyrie (1984) with A. C. Crispin
  • Zarsthor's Bane (1978)
  • Horn Crown (1981)
  • Were-Wrath (1984) very rare – only 177 copies printed (reprinted in Wizards' Worlds, 1988)
  • Songsmith (1992) with A. C. Crispin
  • Silver May Tarnish (2005) with Lyn McConchie

The Turning

  • Storms of Victory (omnibus; 1991, contains Port of Dead Ships by Andre Norton and Seakeep by P. M. Griffin)
  • Flight of Vengeance (omnibus; 1992, contains Exile by Mary H. Schaub and Falcon Hope by P. M. Griffin)
  • On Wings of Magic (omnibus; 1994, contains We the Women by Patricia Mathews and Falcon Magic by Sasha Miller)
  • Secrets of the Witch World (omnibus; 2001, contains Key of the Keplian, The Magestone and The Warding of Witch World)
  • The Key of the Keplian (1995) with Lyn McConchie
  • The Magestone (1996) with Mary H. Schaub
  • The Warding of Witch World (1996)

Short stories

(Most are set in High Hallack.)

Collections and anthologies

  • High Sorcery (1970) – collection (includes "Ully the Piper")
  • Spell of the Witch World (1972) – collection (includes "Dragon Scale Silver", "Dream Smith", and "Amber out of Quayth")
  • Lore of the Witch World (1980) – collection (includes "Spider Silk", "Sand Sister" [sic], "Falcon Blood", "Legacy from Sorn Fen", "Sword of Unbelief", "The Toads of Grimmerdale", and "Changeling")
  • Tales of the Witch World (1987) – anthology edited by Norton (She also wrote an introduction and "Of the Shaping of Ulm's Heir".)
  • Tales of the Witch World 2 (1988) – anthology edited by Norton (She also wrote an introduction.)
  • Wizards' Worlds (1988) – collection (includes "Were-Wrath", "Falcon Blood", "The Toads of Grimmerdale", "Changeling", "Spider Silk", "Sword of Unbelief", and "Sand Sister")
  • Four from the Witch World (1989) – anthology edited by Norton (She also wrote an introduction.)
  • Tales of the Witch World 3 (1990) – anthology edited by Norton (She also wrote an introduction.)
  • Sisters in Fantasy (1995) – anthology (includes "The Way Wind")

See also


  1. ^ Witch World Universe series listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Retrieved 2013-07-07

External links

Andre Norton

Andre Alice Norton (born Alice Mary Norton, February 17, 1912 – March 17, 2005) was an American writer of science fiction and fantasy, who also wrote works of historical fiction and contemporary fiction. She wrote primarily under the pen name Andre Norton, but also under Andrew North and Allen Weston. She was the first woman to be Gandalf Grand Master of Fantasy, first woman to be SFWA Grand Master, and first inducted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

Andre Norton bibliography

These works were written or edited by the American fiction writer Andre Norton (Andre Alice Norton, born Alice Mary Norton, 1912–2005). Before 1960 she used the pen name Andrew North several times and, jointly with Grace Allen Hogarth, Allen Weston once.Norton is known best for science-fiction and fantasy, or speculative fiction, a field where her work was first published in the 1950s. She also wrote crime fiction, romantic fiction, and historical fiction, mainly before 1960. The term non-genre distinguishes that other work here, which expresses the perspective of the Internet Speculative Fiction Database (ISFDB).

DAW Books

DAW Books is an American science fiction and fantasy publisher, founded by Donald A. Wollheim following his departure from Ace Books in 1971. The company claims to be "the first publishing company ever devoted exclusively to science fiction and fantasy." The first DAW Book published was the 1972 short story collection Spell of the Witch World, by Andre Norton.In its early years under the leadership of Wollheim and his wife Elsie, DAW gained a reputation of publishing popular, though not always critically acclaimed, works of science fiction and fantasy. Nevertheless, in the 1970s the company published numerous books by award-winning authors such as Marion Zimmer Bradley, Fritz Leiber, Edward Llewellyn, Jerry Pournelle, Roger Zelazny, and many others. In 1982, C. J. Cherryh's Downbelow Station was the first DAW book to win the Hugo Award for best novel, gaining the publishing house increased respect within the industry.Until June 1984, all DAW books were characterized by yellow spines, and a prominent yellow cover box containing the company's logo as well as a chronological publication number. When the design was changed, the chronological number was retained, but moved to the copyright page and renamed the DAW Collectors' Book Number.As of October 2010, the company had published more than 1,500 titles during its 38-year history.Although it has a distribution relationship with Penguin Group and is headquartered in Penguin USA's offices, DAW is editorially independent and closely held by its current publishers, Betsy Wollheim (Donald's daughter) and Sheila E. Gilbert. The company's offices are in New York City.

GURPS Witch World

GURPS Witch World is a role-playing game supplement that was published by Steve Jackson Games for the GURPS game rules.

Garan the Eternal

Garan the Eternal is a collection of science fiction short fiction by American writer Andre Norton. It was first published in a hardcover edition of 1,300 copies by Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc. in December 1972. The first paperback edition was issued by DAW Books in March 1973, and was reprinted in July 1975, December 1978, June 1985, and September 1987.]

The book collects four short stories, novelettes and novellas by Norton, including the "Witch World" story "Legacy from Sorn-Fen." The book marks the first complete publication of "Garan of Yu-Lac," as the magazine in which it was originally serialized folded before the third and final part could be published.

Jack Gaughan

John Brian Francis "Jack" Gaughan (September 24, 1930 – July 21, 1985) was an American science fiction artist and illustrator who won the Hugo Award several times. Working primarily with Donald A. Wollheim at Ace Books, and DAW Books from 1971, his simple linear style brought to life images of such works as Andre Norton's Witch World novels and E. E. Smith's Lensmen and Skylark novels (for which he did two related sets of Pyramid Books covers). His broad visual vocabulary enabled him to render the objects, spaceships and scenes in whatever was presented to him as they were described in the books and stories he illustrated. That was especially an accomplishment as many of these authors drew on their knowledge of esoteric subjects for their imagery. This ability made him very popular among people with an engineering background.During most of Ejler Jakobsson's tenure as editor of Galaxy Science Fiction from 1969 to 1974, Gaughan did all the illustration and much of the design that went on in the magazine. In addition, many of the books he did for Ace featured hand-lettered titled pages, frontispieces, or maps with Gaughan's distinctive calligraphy. One example is its 1966 edition of Alan Garner's The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. (Ace replaced the Gaughan cover illustration in its second printing, 1978.) L. Sprague de Camp's 1967 anthology, The Fantastic Swordsmen, included a Gaughan map before each of the eight collected stories. His maps also grace the Ace first editions of some Witch World novels – including the 1963 first edition of the first one – and Mark S. Geston's Lords of the Starship (title page and map).

Gaughan illustrated the covers and hand-lettered title pages for the unauthorized first paperback edition of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, which Ace released in 1965.Beside his professional work, he was a frequent contributor to SF fan magazines. In his heyday he was often nominated for Hugo Awards for both professional artist and best fan artist simultaneously. Locus ran a column by him for a while.

In his memory, the New England Science Fiction Association presents the annual Jack Gaughan Award for best emerging science fiction illustrator.

Gaughan was posthumously inducted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2015.

Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens

Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens are a New York Times-bestselling husband-and-wife writing/producing team. In June, 2013, at the Constellation Awards ceremony in Toronto, the writing couple were honored with the Constellation Award for "Outstanding Canadian Contribution to Science Fiction Film or Television" for their role in creating the series, Primeval: New World.In genre media, the Reeves-Stevenses are well known for their involvement with the Star Trek franchise. In addition to having written twenty Star Trek books, including six novels on their own, ten novels with William Shatner, and four non-fiction volumes detailing the production history of the franchise, they acted as executive story editors and co-producers on the fourth season of Star Trek: Enterprise. Both are among the series writers who had cameos in "These Are the Voyages...", the final episode of Enterprise. Previously, they acted as staff writers and supervising producers in the second and third seasons of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World, and wrote episodes of Batman: The Animated Series.

List of Ojamajo Doremi characters

The following is a list of characters from the Japanese magical girl anime television series Ojamajo Doremi, known as Magical DoReMi in some countries. Where appropriate, names on the left are the original Japanese names whilst names on the right are from the English language adaptation of the first series by 4Kids Entertainment. This article uses the Japanese names.

List of Ojamajo Doremi episodes

The first series of Ojamajo Doremi was originally aired on TV Asahi from February 7, 1999, to January 30, 2000, and lasted 51 episodes. It replaced the time slot for Yume no Crayon Oukoku and a new episode aired weekly. The series focuses on a little girl named Doremi Harukaze, who becomes a witch apprentice (witchling in the 4Kids dub). She is joined by her friends Hazuki Fujiwara and Aiko Senoo to complete nine witch exams in order to accomplish their goal.

No sooner, a direct sequel, Ojamajo Doremi #, was created near the end of the show's run and aired right after Ojamajo Doremi's end. It lasted from February 6, 2000 to January 28, 2001 with a total of 49 episodes. The same year, during summer, a short 30 minute film titled Ojamajo Doremi # The Movie was released along with Digimon Hurricane Touchdown!! / Supreme Evolution!! The Golden Digimentals for the 2000 Summer Toei Anime Fair. The Digimon movie was split into two parts and Ojamajo Doremi # The Movie was screened in between.

After Ojamajo Doremi # ended in 2001, another direct sequel, titled Mo~tto! Ojamajo Doremi aired and lasted from February 4, 2001 to January 27, 2002 with a total of 50 episodes. In the summer, another short 30 minute film was released in theaters, titled Kaeru Seki no Himitsu. It was screened between Digimon Tamers: Battle of Adventurers and Kinnikuman.

Following Mo~tto! Ojamajo Doremi, the fourth and final series, Ojamajo Doremi Dokka~n!, ran on TV Asahi from February 3, 2002, to January 26, 2003, and lasted 51 episodes.

Ojamajo Doremi took a brief hiatus until early 2004, when Toei Animation announced news of making Ojamajo Doremi Na-i-sho. It was a 13-episode sidestory to Mo~tto! Ojamajo Doremi was originally scheduled to be released as an OVA beginning September 24, 2004, but was first made available on Sky PerfectTV!! PPV from June 26, 2004 until December 11, 2004.

Ojamajo Doremi made its US debut on 4Kids TV under the name Magical DoReMi with a preview episode on August 13, 2005 and regularly airing episodes beginning September 10, 2005; they aired 26 episodes by March 11, 2006. After that, the show was rerun until August 19, 2006. The show continued its run on November 13, 2007, exclusively on the network's web site and released its last episode on May 2, 2008. Due to the nature of some of the show's contents, 4Kids Entertainment altered or removed certain scenes and images to give the show a more Western feel and to make it suitable for younger audiences. Episode 30 was never released and dubbed in English.

List of minor 2000 AD stories

This is a list of minor 2000 AD stories.

Lore of the Witch World

Lore of the Witch World is a collection of science fantasy short stories by American writer Andre Norton, forming part of her Witch World series. It was first published in paperback by DAW Books in September 1980, and has been reprinted numerous times since. Early printings had cover art by Michael Whelan and a frontispiece by Jack Gaughan.

Magician (fantasy)

A magician also known as a mage, warlock, witch, wizard, enchanter/enchantress, or sorcerer/sorceress, is someone who uses or practices magic derived from supernatural, occult, or arcane sources. Magicians are common figures in works of fantasy, such as fantasy literature and role-playing games, and enjoy a rich history in mythology, legends, fiction, and folklore.

Ojamajo Doremi

Ojamajo Doremi (おジャ魔女どれみ, lit. "Bothersome Witch Doremi"), also known as Magical DoReMi in some countries, is a Japanese magical girl anime television series created by Toei Animation. It focuses on a group of elementary school girls, led by Doremi Harukaze, who become witch apprentices. The series aired in Japan on TV Asahi between February 1999 and January 2003, spanning four seasons and 201 episodes, and was followed by an original video animation series released between June and December 2004. An English language version of the first season, produced by 4Kids Entertainment, aired in North America in 2005. The franchise has also spawned two companion films, various manga adaptations, and a sequel light novel series.

Rodney Matthews

Rodney Matthews (born 6 July 1945) is a British illustrator and conceptual designer of fantasy and science fiction.

Sasha Miller

Sasha Miller is the pseudonym of American fantasy writer Georgia Myrle Miller (born October 15, 1933 in Erick, Oklahoma). She has also written under the names Georgia Sallaska, Myrle Benedict, and G. S. Madden.In 1958 and 1959 she published a trio of stories in Fantastic Universe as Myrle Benedict: "Sit by the Fire", "The Dancing that We Did", and "The Comanleigh". Fantastic editor Hans Stefan Santesson included "Sit by the Fire" in his best of anthology The Fantastic Universe Omnibus (1960). As Georgia Sallaska, she wrote three novels of historical fiction: Three Ships and Three Kings (1969), The Last Heracles (1971), and Priam's Daughter (1974).

In the 1980s she began publishing as Sasha Miller. She wrote a number of works set in Andre Norton's Witch World, including GURPS Witch World (1989) with Ben W. Miller, a rule book for the GURPS role-playing game system, and the novel Falcon Magic (1994), published in the On Wings of Magic omnibus. She also collaborated with Norton on the five novels in the Cycle of Oak, Yew, Ash, and Rowan series. Miller's fantasy novel Ladylord (1995), set in medieval Japan, was praised by reviewers.

Spell of the Witch World

Spell of the Witch World is a collection of science fantasy short fiction by American writer Andre Norton, forming part of her Witch World series. It was first published in paperback by DAW Books in April 1972, and has been reprinted numerous times since. It has the distinction of being the first book released by that publisher. Early printings had cover art and a frontispiece by artist Jack Gaughan; later printings replaced the cover art (but not the frontispiece) with new art by Michael Whelan. The first hardcover edition was a photographic reprint of the DAW edition published by Gregg Press in 1977. It featured a new frontispiece by Alice D. Phalen and endpaper maps of the Witch World by Barbi Johnson.

Wendy the Good Little Witch

Wendy the Good Little Witch is a fictional comic book character from Harvey Comics. Like Casper the Friendly Ghost and Hot Stuff the Little Devil, Wendy is an opposite-type character, a girl witch who does good deeds.

Witch World (novel)

Witch World is a science fantasy novel by American writer Andre Norton, published as a paperback original by Ace Books in 1963. It inaugurated the Witch World series and established a setting that she eventually shared with other writers.The first hardcover edition was published by Gregg Press of Boston in 1977 as #1 in a set of seven called "The Witch World Novels of Andre Norton". Later it appeared in three-novel omnibus editions and in audiobook.

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