Andre Norton's Sci Fi Timeline

1970 A. D. Sea Siege 1957 - (25 years after Hiroshima) Talks break down between east and west and nuclear war breaks out. Intelligent mutant octopi begin to attack ships and coastal areas of the West Indies.

circa 2025? A. D. The Stars Are Ours! 1954 - Free Scientists are blamed for using space stations to destroy major cities. Pax dictatorship rules Earth. Remaining scientists and supporters flee Earth in spaceship and eventually arrive on the planet Astra.

circa 2025 A. D. (Between 200 and 300 years before Star Man's Son) a nuclear war devastates much of Earth. (mentioned in Star Man's Son 2250 A. D.)

circa 2200? A. D. No Night Without Stars 1975 - Sander and Fanyi discover Maxil who claims to be nearly 200 years old and survived the nuclear wars which destroyed large areas of Earth.

2250 A. D. Star Man's Son 2250 A. D. 1952 - Sections of Earth abandoned after nuclear war, radiation causes mutations. Much of Earth's population evacuated to colony planets. Dogs have died out (in the region where Fors lives).

circa 2500? A. D. Star Born 1957 - Between 400-500 years after the fall of the Pax dictatorship and nuclear wars (-which happened shortly after The Stars Are Ours! according to Star Man's Son 2250 A.D.) humans have rebuilt civilization on Earth. Every 5 years they've launched an experimental space ship to explore the nearest star systems until the RS 10 reaches Astra.

?2771 A. D. First contact with alien race with superior tech (the "Others"/Ffallian). Earth authorities, shocked by the nature of their request for aid, cut off all contact. (50 years before the events of Secret of the Lost Race.)
?2796 A. D. Joktar is born to H. Marson (12 years before 2808). (mentioned in Secret of the Lost Race)
?2801 A. D. (20 years earlier) H. Marson returns to human held space to plea on behalf of the Others/Ffallian and is murdered. (mentioned in Secret of the Lost Race)
(28?)'08 A. D. V. T. Ksanga returns to human held space with Marson's wife and son and is murdered. Joktar is brought to Kern's SunSpot by his mother who dies shortly after from a Terran disease. He is about 12 years old but appears to be only around 6. They were attempting to bring the "Other's"/Ffallian's plea for assistance and discover the fate of H. Marson. (mentioned in Secret of the Lost Race)
?2817 A. D. Hogan returns to human held space to find help for the Others/Ffallian race and ends up on Fenris. (mentioned in Secret of the Lost Race)
?2820 A. D. 3 years before (?2823), investigation is launched into initial report of alien contact with "Others"/Ffallian. (mentioned in Secret of the Lost Race)
?2823 A. D. Secret of the Lost Race 1959 - 15 years after '08, Joktar is hunted by one branch of Earth authorities to cover up contact with the "Others"/Ffallian while another branch searches for him to uncover the truth of their contact.

circa 3025 A. D.? Sargasso of Space 1955 - Dane Thorson is assigned as cargo-apprentice to the Free Trader ship Solar Queen. 500 years after humans developed hyperdrive to travel outside the Solar system, 1000 years after first human colonies established outside the Solar system. First contact with 8 primitive, non-human species of intelligent aliens. Rigellians already in space before humans. Crew of the Solar Queen discover a working Forerunner installation on Limbo but criminals have been using it to crash ships on Limbo and loot them.
? Plague Ship 1956 - Trading rites acquired by crew of the Solar Queen shortly after first contact with alien Salariki of Sargol. Solar Queen lands on Earth where large areas are still radioactive, to prove they are not plague carriers.
? Voodoo Planet 1959 - Crewmen of the Solar Queen help stabilize the government on the planet Khatka.
? Postmarked the Stars 1969 - Crewmen of the Solar Queen expose illegal, deadly animal experiments.
? Redline the Stars 1993 -
? Derelict for Trade 1997 -
? A Mind for Trade 1997 -

circa 3300 A. D. Humans encounter Styor, a more technologically advanced alien race who have enslaved less technologically advanced races within their star empire. (almost 200 years before The Sioux Spaceman)
circa 3450 A. D. The Sioux Spaceman 1960 - Human Traders treated poorly by Styor, an advanced alien empire occupying neighbouring space. Humans have been undermining Styor enslavement of less advanced alien races within their empire for nearly 200 years.

circa 3670 A. D. "Almost" 300 years previous (to the events in Star Guard), Humans made contact with Central Control. [likely after causing the collapse of the Styor empire sometime after The Sioux Spaceman which probably earned humans their war-like reputation in Star Guard.]

3956 A. D. Star Guard 1955 - Humans are forced to be mercenary forces by Central Control. They seek to be treated as equals and allowed to establish Trading with other races and colonies on other planets.
4130 A. D. Star Guard framing story: A class of students at the Galactic University of Zacan study human history (the events of Star Guard).

? Star Hunter 1961 - a scheme by criminals to get their hands on the Kogan-Bord-Wazalitz fortune goes awry.

? The Beast Master 1959 - Earth recently bombed out by the alien Xik. (Possibly [Psychocrats] propaganda?) This event galvanized humans to win the war.
? Lord of Thunder 1962 - Trading established with Astra (see: Star Born). [Possibly a member of Confederation by this point?]
? Beast Master's Ark 2002 -
? Beast Master's Circus 2004 -
? Beast Master's Quest 2006 -

? Dark Piper 1968 - Confederation mentioned, Four Sectors War.

1404 (A. F.?) the Overturn of the Psychocrats domination of the Confederation. (mentioned in Ice Crown)

circa 1650 (A. F.?) Ice Crown 1970 - (200-300 years after Overturn of the Psychocrats.) A horrifying massive sociological experiment created by the Psychocrats is discovered still running on the planet Clio.

2195 A. F. Elys was cloned. (mentioned in Android at Arms)
2200 A. F. Yolyos was cloned. (mentioned in Android at Arms)
2230 A. F. Andas was cloned. (mentioned in Android at Arms)
2246 A. F. Tsiwon was cloned. (mentioned in Android at Arms)
2265 A. F. Turpyn was cloned. (mentioned in Android at Arms)
2273 A. F. Grasty was cloned. (mentioned in Android at Arms)
2275 A. F. Android at Arms 1971 - Androids (clones) of important people awaken and escape a Mengians ("heirs" of the Psychocrats) facility.

2301 A. F. (After Flight) First-in Scout Jorth Kosgro lands on the planet later named Dylan and vanishes. Mystery isn't solved until he returns in 2483. (mentioned in Dread Companion)
2405 A. F. Kilda c'Rhyn born on Chalox. (mentioned in Dread Companion)
2422 A. F. Dread Companion 1970 - 17 year old Kilda becomes governess of Bartare and Oomark on Dylan and all three disappear without a trace. Mystery isn't solved until they return in 2483.
2483 A. F. Dread Companion Kilda and Jorth leave Dylan. Earth considered "legendary".

? Eye of the Monster 1962 - Human & Salariki settlements on Iskur evacuated when the aggressive reptilian natives rebel. (after Plague Ship- Salariki)

? Storm over Warlock 1960 - Humans fighting the insectile alien Throgs for "more than a century". First contact with the Wyverns of Warlock. (before The Zero Stone)
? Ordeal in Otherwhere 1964 - (sequel to Storm over Warlock, before The Zero Stone)

? Catseye 1961 - Experiments on boosting Terran animal intelligence taken to the next level: psionics. The Dipple on Kowar appears.

? The X-Factor 1965 -

? Forerunner Foray 1973 - Probably shortly before the events of The Zero Stone/Uncharted Stars (Waystar, Wyvern males) and roughly 25 years after Ordeal in Otherwhere (Ris Lantee's age). Story begins on Kowar, the Dipple mentioned.

3949 (A. F.?) "Thax Thorman had trading rights on Rohan back in 3949." (mentioned in Uncharted Stars)
circa 395-? The Zero Stone 1968 - sometime after 3949 (and after Storm over Warlock/Ordeal in Otherwhere- Wyvern males).
395-? Uncharted Stars 1969 - a year after The Zero Stone. (Waystar, Wyvern males, probably shortly after Forerunner Foray.)

4450 ASF (After Space Flight?) Pate Sissions, First-In Scout of Survey arrived on Janus and became the Ift Jarvas the Mirrormaster.
4570 ASF Rahuld Urswin, stat-comp reader for the Combine, arrived on Janus.
4571 ASF Rahuld Urswin became Myrik the Ift.
4635 ASF Judgment on Janus 1963 - Niall Renfro left the Dipple on Korwar, arrived on Janus and became Ayyar the Ift.
4636? ASF Victory on Janus 1966 - The spring after Judgment on Janus (which took place before winter).

? Night of Masks 1964 - The Dipple on Kowar mentioned.

? Moon of 3 Rings 1966 -
? Exiles of the Stars 1971 -
? Flight in Yiktor 1986 -
? Dare to Go A-Hunting 1990 -
? The Legend of the Fairy Stone http://andre-norton-books.com/index.php/worlds-of-andre/witch-world-saga/78-andre-s-book-of-shadows/801-the-legend-of-the-fairie-stone

? Breed to Come 1972 - An exploratory team of humans re-discover Earth but find it too alien to stay. Animals have evolved into intelligent species due to radiation from wars (and possibly the covert, illegal experiments of the Guild revealed in Catseye?).

? Perilous Dreams 1976 -

? Voorloper 1980 -

? Forerunner 1981 - Earth considered legendary
? Forerunner- The Second Venture 1986 -

? Moon Called 1982 -

? Serpent's Tooth 1987 -

? Brother to Shadows 1993 -
? Procession to Var 2000 -

? Set in Stone 2000 -

? Three-Inch Trouble 2001 -

8050 A. D. Star Rangers 1953 - Collapse of Central Control. Terra (Earth) forgotten and only just rediscovered here. Planet recovered from nuclear devastation (by the Xik. see: The Beast Master).

7052 A. F. Yurth Burden 1978 - The Star ship Farhome, in the colony service of the Empire crash lands on the planet of the Raski people.

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