Sci-fi and fantasy author Andre Norton dies

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Nashville, United States — The famous sci-fi and fantasy writer Andre Norton dies aged 93 of congestive heart failure at her home in Murfreesboro, a Nashville suburb.

Alice Norton (17 February 1912 – 17 March 2005) was born Alice Mary Norton in Cleveland, Ohio. She published her first novel, The Prince Commands, in 1934. A famous science fiction writer, she was the first woman to receive the Grand Master of Fantasy Award from the SFWA in 1977, and she won the Nebula Grand Master Award in 1984. Norton requested before her death that she not have a funeral service, but instead asked to be cremated along with a copy of her first and last novels.