Andre Alice Norton was a 20th century American science fiction writer. She also wrote historical fiction and contemporary fiction. Andre Norton was her pseudonym. She was the first woman to receive the Gandalf Grand Master Award from the World Science Fiction Society in 1977. Norton was awarded the coveted Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award from the SFWA in 1983. In The Time Traders there is an effort to discover the source of the alien technology the Russians are using. Ross Murdock travels back in time to Britain in the year 2000 B.C. to uncover the Russian base of operations. The novel contains some violence.