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Marion Zimmer Bradley

USA (1930 - 1999)
Sister of Paul Edwin Zimmer

aka Lee Chapman, John Dexter, Miriam Gardner, Morgan Ives

Marion Zimmer was born in Albany, NY, on June 3, 1930, and married Robert Alden Bradley in 1949. Mrs. Bradley received her B.A. in 1964 from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, then did graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1965-67.

Writing for over 4 decades, she is best known for her Darkover science fantasy series and her Arthurian masterpiece, The Mists of Avalon. She also edited anthologies for 14 years and published Marion Zimmer Bradley's FANTASY Magazine.

She died in Berkeley, California on September 25, 1999, four days after suffering a major heart attack.
Darkover LandfallStormqueen!Hawkmistress!Two to Conquer
The Heirs of HammerfellThe Shattered ChainThe Spell SwordThe Forbidden Tower
Thendara HouseCity of SorceryStar of DangerWinds of Darkover
The Bloody SunThe Heritage of HasturThe Planet SaversThe Sword of Aldones
RediscoverySharra's ExileThe World WreckersHastur Lord
Exile's SongThe Shadow MatrixTraitor's SunThe Children of Kings
Marion Zimmer Bradley's DarkoverOathbreakerThe Darkover eBook CollectionA Sword Called Chaos
Claire Moffatt
1. Dark Satanic (1972)
2. The Inheritor (1984)
3. Witch Hill (1990)
Dark SatanicThe InheritorWitch Hill
Hunters of the Red MoonThe Survivors
In the Steps of the Master
The Mists of AvalonThe Forest HouseLady of AvalonPriestess of Avalon
The Ancestors of AvalonRavens of AvalonSword of Avalon
The Saga of the RenunciatesFirst ContactTo Save a WorldChildren of Hastur
The Darkover SagaOath of the Renunciates: The shattered chain / Thendara HouseWinds of Darkover / Planet SaversHeritage and Exile
The Ages of ChaosThe Forbidden CircleA World Divided
Web of LightWeb of DarknessThe Fall of Atlantis
The High QueenThe Prisoner in the Oak
Glenraven (with Holly Lisle)
1. Glenraven (1996)
2. In the Rift (1998)
GlenravenIn the Rift
The Gratitude of KingsSomebody Else's Magic The Wandering Lute Sea Wrack
The Walker Behind The WuzzlesTo Kill the Undead Bitch
The Virgin and the Volcano
The Fall of NeskayaZandru's ForgeA Flame in Hali
Children of Kings (with Deborah J Ross)
1. The Alton Gift (2007)
The Alton Gift
Falcons of NarabedlaThe Door Through SpaceSeven from the StarsI am a Lesbian
The Colors Of SpaceMy Sister, My LoveSpare Her HeavenTwilight Lovers
Castle TerrorKnives of DesireNo Adam for EveSouvenir of Monique
The Strange WomenBluebeard's DaughterThe Brass DragonThe Jewel of Arwen
The Endless VoyageCan Ellen Be SavedDrums of DarknessThe Ruins of Isis
The Catch TrapThe House Between the WorldsSurvey ShipNight's Daughter
Warrior WomanThe FireBrandTiger Burning BrightYear of the Big Thaw
Falcons of Narabedla / The Dark IntruderThe Door Through Space / Rendezvous on a Lost WorldPlanet Savers / Year of the Big ThawThe Door Through / Year of Big Thaw
Cry Chaos / The Door Through Space
The Dark Intruder: And Other StoriesThe Best of Marion Zimmer BradleyThe Complete LythandeJamie: And Other Stories
The Early Works of Marion Zimmer Bradley Science Fiction Gems, Volume TwoTriumph Over Tragedy: An anthology for the victims of Hurricane SandyThe Maenads
Giant Science-Fiction Six-Pack
The Parting of ArwenMen, Halflings, and Hero WorshipMoonfireThe Stars Are Waiting
The Once and Future MerlinBird of Prey
Series contributed to
Black TrilliumGolden TrilliumLady of the Trillium
The Ballad of Hastur and Cassilda Blood Will TellA Man of Impulse Bonds of Sisterhood
Bride Price Everything But Freedom Lesson of the Inn Firetrap
The Hawkmaster's Son Hilary's Homecoming Hilary's Wedding House Rules
Knives Legend of Lady BrunaThe ShadowTen Minutes or So
To Keep the Oath The Word of a Hastur
Anthology series
The Keeper's PriceSword of ChaosFree Amazons of DarkoverThe Other Side of the Mirror
Red Sun of DarkoverFour Moons of DarkoverDomains of DarkoverRenunciates of Darkover
Leroni of DarkoverTowers of DarkoverSnows of Darkover
Sword and Sorceress ISword and Sorceress IISword and Sorceress IIISword and Sorceress IV
Sword and Sorceress VSword and Sorceress VISword and Sorceress VIISword and Sorceress VIII
Sword and Sorceress IXSword and Sorceress XSword and Sorceress XISword and Sorceress XII
Sword and Sorceress XIIISword and Sorceress XIVSword and Sorceress XVSword and Sorceress XVI
Sword and Sorceress XVIISword and Sorceress XVIIISword and Sorceress XIXSword and Sorceress XX
Sword and Sorceress XXISword and Sorceress XXIISword and Sorceress XXIIISword and Sorceress XXIV
Sword and Sorceress XXVSword and Sorceress XXVISword and Sorceress XXVIISword and Sorceress 28
Anthologies edited
GreyhavenSpells of WonderThe Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy MagazineBest of Marion Zimmer Bradley Fantasy Magazine - Volume 2
Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Worlds
Non fiction
Checklist: A complete, cumulative checklist of lesbian, variant, and homosexual fictionExperiment Perilous: Three Essays on Science FictionThe Necessity for Beauty: Robert W. Chambers & the Romantic Tradition
Anthologies containing stories by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Year's Best Fantasy StoriesA Century of Science Fiction 1950-1959Top Fantasy100 Great Fantasy Short Short Stories
Ghor, Kin-Slayer: The Saga of Genseric's Fifth-Born SonThe Norton Book of Science FictionAngels of DarknessWomen of Wonder
ExcaliburNew Eves: Science Fiction About the Extraordinary Women of Today and TomorrowThe Merlin ChroniclesSpace Opera
A Magic-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic
Short stories
Centaurus Changeling (1954)
The Climbing Wave (1955)
Exiles of Tomorrow (1955)
Death Between the Stars (1956)
Bird of Prey [short story] (1957)
A Dozen of Everything (1959)
The Wind People (1959)
The Wild One (1960)
Treason of the Blood (1962)
The Jewel of Arwen [short story] (1973)
The Day of the Butterflies (1976)
Hero's Moon (1976)
The Engine (1977)
The Keeper's Price [short story] (1978)
The Lesson of the Inn (1978)
The Secret of the Blue Star (1979)
To Keep the Oath [short story] (1979)
Blood Will Tell [short story] (1980)
Elbow Room (1980)
The Hawk-Master's Son (1980)
The Pledged Word (1983)
The Shadow [short story] (1984)
Knives [short story] (1985)
Everything but Freedom [short story] (1987)
Oathbreaker (1987)
The Walker Behind [short story] (1987)
House Rules [short story] (1988)
Man of Impulse (1988)
Firetrap [short story] (1990)
Amazon Fragment (1991)
Hilary's Homecoming [short story] (1993)
Hilary's Wedding [short story] (1993)
Jamie [short story] (1993)
Here There Be Dragons? (1995)
To Drive the Cold Winter Away (1996)

Hugo Best Novel nominee (1963) : The Sword of Aldones
Nebula Best Novel nominee (1976) : The Heritage of Hastur
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1978) : The Forbidden Tower
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature nominee (1983) : The Mists of Avalon
Prometheus Award Best Novel nominee (1984) : Thendara House
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement winner (2000)

Books about Marion Zimmer Bradley
Marion Zimmer Bradley recommends
The Dark World
The Dark World (1946)
Henry Kuttner
"I consider the work of Henry Kuttner to be the finest science fantasy ever written."
Poor Tom's Ghost
Poor Tom's Ghost (1977)
Jane Louise Curry
"The best children's fantasies of which this is definitely one - offer no insult to the intelligence of the adult reader. If you buy this for your pre-teenager and don't read it for yourself, you are missing a memorable reading experience, and a very poignant evocation of the pre-adolescent mind."
Watchtower (1979)
(Tornor, book 1)
Elizabeth A Lynn
The Dragon Waiting
The Dragon Waiting (1983)
John M Ford
"I read it with delight, wonder, and fascination. The book plays, with a truly wonderful seriousness, the game of fantasy and history. I love it."
Sword-Dancer (1986)
(Sword-Dancer, book 1)
Jennifer Roberson
"This is wonderful...tough, touching...and superb."
The Unlikely Ones
The Unlikely Ones (1986)
(Pigs Don't Fly, book 1)
Mary Brown
"Really wonderful...I shall read and re-read this one."
Slob (1987)
(Chaingang, book 1)
Rex Miller
"Rex Miller is terrific. Slob scratches itches I didn't know I had. I'm looking forward to the next Jack Eichord book."
Unquenchable Fire
Unquenchable Fire (1988)
(Unquenchable Fire, book 1)
Rachel Pollack
"Surrealistic, imaginative, wildly original!"
Children of the Night
Children of the Night (1990)
(Diana Tregarde, book 1)
Mercedes Lackey
"Easily one of the best things I've read for a couple of years. I loved it."
The Little Country
The Little Country (1991)
Charles de Lint
"One of the most fascinating books of this decade."
The Forever King
The Forever King (1992)
(Forever King, book 1)
Molly Cochran and Warren Murphy
"Books like this don't come along very often."
Lady of the Forest
Lady of the Forest (1992)
(Robin Hood , book 1)
Jennifer Roberson
"A beautiful synthesis of all the Robin Hood legends and probably the best book I have read all year."
The Skystone
The Skystone (1992)
(Camulod, book 1)
Jack Whyte
"It's one of the most interesting historical novels that I've ever read and I've read plenty."
The Year the Horses Came
The Year the Horses Came (1993)
(Earthsong, book 1)
Mary Mackey
"A fascinating prehistoric world... the best of its kind."
The Prince of Ill Luck
The Prince of Ill Luck (1994)
(Warhorse of Estragon, book 1)
Susan Dexter
"One of the most delightfully funny books I've read in my life."
Daughter of Prophecy
Daughter of Prophecy (1995)
(Power and the Pattern, book 1)
Anne Kelleher Bush
"Fascinating - a most ingenious blend of science fiction and fantasy."
Met by Moonlight
Met by Moonlight (1998)
Rosemary Edghill
"A story of true magic... It's been many years since I've read anything with such power and passion."
The Madagascar Manifesto
The Madagascar Manifesto (2002)
(Madagascar Manifesto)
Janet Berliner and George Guthridge
"A shocking yet warmly human story. Very much worth reading."
Lords of Rainbow
Lords of Rainbow (2003)
(Lords of Rainbow)
Vera Nazarian
" all of Vera's stories - strange, poignant, and exquisite... her novel about a world without color - strange when what she writes is so colorful."

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