Time Traders/Galactic Derelict has ratings and 31 reviews. terpkristin said: The July S&L pick, this was a refreshingly quick read. I like time trave. Galactic Derelict has ratings and 64 reviews. Dean said: Andre Norton’s Galactic Derelict will forever be special to me. As a youngster, I struggle. Andre Norton’s books have long, been favorites in the science-fiction field. In GALACTIC DERELICT, the second novel in the Time Traders Series (first.

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The second volume will remind readers of The Time Machine for its quick survey of other beings, thankfully without the moralizing. Gordon Ashe, an archaeologist.

Free Stuff Whats in a name? This is one of the novels I remember best. Norton writes well; it’s great escapism. Norton was twice nominated for the Hugo Award, in for the novel Witch World and in for the novelette deerlict World. Continuing with the series.

Grab your Kindle and download it. When small-time criminal Ross Murdock and Apache rancher Travis Fox stumble separately onto America’s secret time travel project, Operation Retrograde, they are faced with a challenge greater than either could galaxtic imagined possible. Good story, although some of the descriptions of the landscape are repetitive, otherwise it would get one more star.

Galactic Derelict (Time Traders/Ross Murdock, #2) by Andre Norton

There are certain aspects of this book that date it, both in world view from the time America’s greatest enemy and in the descriptions of certain technology that was alien to the main characters. Andre Norton has no peer in his chosen field of science fiction for teenagers. On February 20,the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, which had earlier honored her with its Grand Master Award inannounced the creation of the Andre Norton Award, to be given each year for an outstanding work of fantasy or science fiction for the young adult literature market, beginning in This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.


If there’s a secret project out there to that effect, that’s an offer. This is classic, old-style SF, and entertaining on that level, although for a couple reasons this didn’t work out well for me. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist.

Adventurous, but somewhat pointless. Unfortunately, the attempt by the agency to pull the ship through to the 20th century, although successful, accidentally launches it on an intergalactic trip back to it’s place of origin The characters’ can-do attitude and Norton’s magic with a story have survived two generations in fine style, and these tales remain the same sort of quintessential fun as Star Warsand with more intelligence.

Retrieved from ” https: I guess it’s the first in a series, and maybe at some point I’ll go and read the next one seeing as I have it already in this editionbut I was pretty good with how it ended. Still enjoying the series, actually liked this one a bit more than the first, though it’s not at all the direction Galatcic thought the series would take. Read first book in omnibus edition. I haven’t read any of the others and I honestly feel like it’s not necessary – the general background is covered enough that I never felt lost.

While trying to recover an advanced spaceship from 12, years in Earth’s past, three time agents and one unlucky tech take refuge from a volcanic eruption and stampeding valactic mammoths inside the vessel. Only one woman making a brief appearance in the book of course, and plenty of casual racism, exactly what you would expect for the time this was produced.


For one thing, look at these dreary ugly eat-your-overboiled-spinach cars we’ve got! This aliens are up to a fight.

The Turning Witch World: Norton won a number of other genre awards, and regularly had works appear in the Locus annual “best of year” polls.

As a youngster, I struggled with reading and reading comprehension.

Galactic Derelict

I like time travel books, so the premise of this one was good to start out with. Tatoosh Jun 17, No trivia or quizzes yet. Jul 17, Galcatic rated it it was amazing Shelves: Overall a little stiff, but still well-written, imaginative adventures. Add to Your books. Preview — Galactic Derelict by Andre Norton.

Time Traders/Galactic Derelict

I wish there had been more exploration but I loved the fact that they left that world with more questions than answers. If your ship’s navigation is broken, you’re doomed.

What does it mean if I know I read this book and probably liked it but not fabulously well, but really can’t remember what defelict about except that it’s page-turning fantasy disguised as science? If very old noron pulp sic-fi is your thing, this is short enough to give it a try, but I found it dragged and took me a long time to read. Classic sci-fi; aliens, spaceships, time travel, adventure and bizarre elements of the moment it was written inserted into the story in this case the Cold War.

For the first time in my life, I knew I could read and comprehend. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like borton book.