The 50th anniversary omnibus edition of a seminal science fiction series
When first published in 1959, The Beast Master was a new kind of science fiction adventure, featuring a Navajo protagonist, Hosteen Storm, a soldier with a unique team — animals with whom he has a telepathic mind-link. The time is the future, when Earth has been devastated by interstellar war with the alien Xik.
Storm is now on the planet Arzor. Once the home of an ancient, long-dead alien civilization, it is inhabited by human colonists and the indigenous Norbies. Storm and the other Arzorites must fight the Xik, who are intent on destroying all life but their own.
With rousing action and Norton’s unique ability to evoke the strangeness and mystery of ancient alien civilizations, The Beast Master and its sequel, Lord of Thunder, remain fresh and enthralling, a half-century after their debut.
Andre Alice Norton (1912-2005) was an American science fiction and fantasy author (with some works of historical fiction and contemporary fiction) under the noms de plume Andre Norton, Andrew North and Allen Weston. Norton published her first novel in 1934, and was the first woman to receive the Gandalf Grand Master Award from the World Science Fiction Society in 1977, and won the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) association in 1983.
Andre Norton. Wikipedia.