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Author: Ed Emshwiller,Andre Norton
ISBN13: 978-0441062799
Title: Sargasso of Space (Vintage Ace SF, F-279)
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Publisher: Ace Books; 2nd PB edition (1963)

Sargasso of Space (Vintage Ace SF, F-279) by Ed Emshwiller,Andre Norton

Paperback, Vintage Ace Sf, F 279, 286 pages. Published 1964 by Ace (first published 1955). One of Norton's strongest SF books, Sargasso of Space puts us firmly on the side of the 'little guy' independent trader, the Solar Queen, aiming to make a profit within the rules, up against the bottomless pockets of the large trading combines. With an excellent combination of comradeship, mystery and adventure, this is a quick and engrossing read.

1955) (The first book in the Solar Queen series) A novel by Andrew North (Andre Norton). 1900 : USA Mass Market Paperback.

amp; Originally released under pseudonym Andrew North. amp; 1 in the Solar Queen series. amp; Also appears in ACE Double Book with The Cosmic Puppets by Philip K. Dick (1957).

Vintage Ace Sf, F 279, Paperback, 286 pages. Author(s): Andre Norton. ISBN: 0441062792 (ISBN13: 9780441062799). Sargasso of Space (Solar Queen Series, Book 1). Published November 1st 1981 by Ace Books. Paperback, 248 pages. ISBN: 0441749852 (ISBN13: 9780441749850).

Sargasso of Space is a science fiction novel by American writer Andre Norton, written under the alternate pseudonym "Andrew North". Voodoo Planet (1959). Fresh out of Training Pool, a trade school for spaceship crews, Dane Thorson discovers that his first assignment as apprentice-Cargo Master puts him on Solar Queen, a Free Trader: basically an interstellar tramp freighter

F-279 ANDREW NORTH (aka ANDRE NORTON) Sargasso of Space (cover by Emsh; c. 1955; 1957; 1964; listed as "complete and unabridged"). Sargasso of Space was originally published in ACE Double D-249 (1957) under the pseudonym of Andrew North. It was bound with Philip K. Dick's The Cosmic Puppets. F-309 PHILIP K. DICK Clans of the Alphane Moon (cover by Ed Valigursky; 1964; listed as "first book publication"). F-310 ANDRE NORTON Galactic Derelict (cover by Emsh; c, 1961; 1964; listed as "complete and unabridged"). Galactic Derelict was originally published as ACE Single D-498 (1961) and uses the same Emsh cover art.

dos?Dos-a-dos or tete-beche formatted paperback books, such as Ace Doubles and Capra Press back-to-back books. Ed Valigursky, Ed Emshwiller. Die Raumschiff-Falle.

While Sargasso of Space is a popular and important SF novel - for reasons I’ll get to shortly - The Cosmic Puppets is the primary reason this paperback commands real interest among collectors. The Cosmic Puppets is a tale of alien invasio. lthough, as usual for Dick, it disregards most of the typical conventions of an alien invasion story. Although The Cosmic Puppets is considered an important and approachable novel today, it didn’t make much of a ripple when it first appeared.

First of the "Solar Queen" adventures, originall ypublished under the pseudonym "Andrew North." This is the second ace edition.
Reviews: 7
When I started reading Sci-Fi I was very young and one of my favorite authors was Andre Norton. I know these stories are old and technologically not current with the latest futuristic thoughts about a future Earth and Universe but she was one of the original masters of the genre. This is a good story about a young man who finishes his trade school and secures his first job on a spacecraft. He is not hired by one of the leading trading companies but selected by a computer and matched up with an independent trader ship that needs his skills.

He doesn't get hired on for the best money but there is a different type of chance on an independent trader space ship. You can be gone on longer trips, not make as much money, strike it rich if they hit a lucky streak or be injured or even killed if they are unfortunate....

This is a classic story and I still love Andre Norton's work after all of these years. She can tell a story and that has science, adventure, suspense and in an entertaining way. I was disappointed to find several mistypes and errors in the book but I overlook those in my rating. That is not the fault of the author but the editor and publishing company. This is still a good book and I enjoyed reading it again.

I gave this book 5 stars and I still think it is a good book.
Andre Norton has long been one of my favorite YA (young adult) authors. I read many of her works in my tweens and teens and still enjoy them today. She excels at writing YA sci-fi and fantasy adventure stories. I have read dozens of her books and I cannot recall any of her books which I did not enjoy (although there probably are one or two). Sargasso of space is a great YA sci-fi adventure story. Recent trade graduate Dane Thorson nervously awaits his first star trading assignment. Dane's first voyage is an action packed doozy. Dane must deal with the Patrol, posted bandits, and legendary forerunner artifacts to complete his first voyage. Andre Norton also wrote a sequel story, Plague Ship.

Occasional editing issues were noted. I am not sure if this book was created from a scanned copy then converted to text through software but most of the errors are consistent with such a process. There were occasional hyphenations which are not necessary for ebooks and occasional typos which should have never made it past a spellchecker. This was not a major issue but it was a minor distraction.

Sargasso of Space (Solar Queen Series) is 2,982 Kindle locations long. Standard length "paperback" novels seem to run in the 4,500 to 7,000 plus Kindle location range. Long novels can range from 15,000 to 20,000 plus Kindle locations.
I have loved Andre Norton since I was in grade school... I especially loved her stories about telepathy between man and animal and the ones of exploring space (I was born in the wrong age - would have loved going on the Solar Queen or out into the beyond with the crew of any of the Star Treks except Deep Space Nine and Enterprise - they were really lame - or with the Firefly bunch... sigh... oh, well). When she drifted off into the Witch World series she lost me. (I'm sure she was devastated about that... not.)
Anyway, if you like the space adventure stuff and not the witchy stuff, you'll like this one.
After blundering into the middle of this series (before Google was born) I tracked down this one. I'd love it if this came out in an Audiobook. It's a great story of a young man, Dane Thorson, just coming out of training, and he gets his ship assignment. He doesn't get his dream. However, as you are with him meeting the crew and taking that 1st voyage, you begin to feel this really is the right place for him. Then the REAL adventure begins! They get trading rights to a planet, an unknown planet, no one else wants. They land and it looks like there is someone else there already! Why does a planet no one else wanted so popular? What's here? Who is here? How far will they go to keep the Solar Queen and her crew OUT?
Then they begin to find signs that there is something else here, something from long, long ago, before the age of man. Something with great power.
All 4 books in the serries are great, all who read this get get mega pack it has 2 more of these Solar Queen tales, google for postmarked the stars ebook, its number 4, and it is out there to get. My problem are the glarring typos all over this gem. In the megapack there are 0, in homemade postmarked the stars, 0. What's the deal with quality control. Wish they had this book in the megapack too, it'd be done right. Amazon, if any reps read this, lean on the publisher to go through looking for typos. There were more than 10 if I remember right.
This is classic, old school Science Fiction, from a day when SF was about space ships and bad guys on other planets. Andre Norton was one of the standards. I happen to like this sort of thing - good plotting, action, and satisfactory endings.
There was less character development in those days, of course, and certainly less sex. When I read it as a boy, this was called "juvenile fiction." Now we would call it "Young Adult Fiction," because the word "juvenile" has taken on a negative tone it didn't have before, but the point is that -- oh, yeah, I'm reviewing the book, not the genre.
 OK, as I said, it has good pacing, plotting and action. I pulled it down for my Kindle app on my iPad, and enjoyed every word. Don't expect anything deep... just a good story and some suspense.
I grew up an Andre Norton fan. This was just the sort of Norton adventure I remember. Proper ending and all - not all the pseudo postmodern endings that spoiled my appetite for SF later on. I gave it a five not so much for its literary value but as a counter to the snooty purists who will inevitably look down their collective noses at such low brow fare. Thanks Andre for all the space fun. ;-)
It's Norton at her usual standard. Trying to critique is sort of trying to tell God how to improve the platypus. Some of her heroes are young, so the books wind up on the YA shelf. That's close to nonsense IMO. I've been reading Norton for half a century, so I'm somewhat out of YA category, and they're still well worth my time. It gets no better.