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Marion Zimmer Bradley


USA flag (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.
 

Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery
 
New and upcoming books
December 2023

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Phoenix
 
January 2024

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Black Cat Weekly #123
(Black Cat Weekly, book 123)
Series
Darkover
   1. Darkover Landfall (1972)
   2. Stormqueen! (1978) (with Paul Edwin Zimmer)
   3. The Fall of Neskaya (2001) (with Deborah J Ross)
   4. Zandru's Forge (2003) (with Deborah J Ross)
   5. A Flame in Hali (2004) (with Deborah J Ross)
   6. Hawkmistress! (1982)
   7. Two to Conquer (1980)
   8. The Heirs of Hammerfell (1989)
   9. The Spell Sword (1974)
   10. The Shattered Chain (1976)
   11. Rediscovery (1993) (with Mercedes Lackey)
   12. The Forbidden Tower (1977)
   13. Thendara House (1983)
   14. City of Sorcery (1984)
   15. Star of Danger (1965)
   16. Winds of Darkover (1970)
   17. Thunderlord (2016) (with Deborah J Ross)
   18. The Heritage of Hastur (1975)
   19. The Planet Savers (1958)
   20. The Sword of Aldones (1962)
   The Bloody Sun (1964)
   21. Sharra's Exile (1981)
   22. The World Wreckers (1971)
   23. Hastur Lord (2010) (with Deborah J Ross)
   24. Exile's Song (1996) (with Adrienne Martine-Barnes)
   25. The Shadow Matrix (1997) (with Adrienne Martine-Barnes)
   26. Traitor's Sun (1999) (with Adrienne Martine-Barnes)
   27. The Alton Gift (2007) (with Deborah J Ross)
   28. The Children of Kings (2013) (with Deborah J Ross)
   The Laran Gambit (2022) (with Deborah J Ross)
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Claire Moffatt
   1. Dark Satanic (1972)
   2. The Inheritor (1984)
   3. Witch Hill (1990)
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Hunters (with Paul Edwin Zimmer)
   1. Hunters of the Red Moon (1973)
   2. The Survivors (1979)
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Avalon
   1. The Mists of Avalon (1979)
   2. The Forest House (1991) (with Diana L Paxson)

     aka The Forests of Avalon

   3. Lady of Avalon (1997) (with Diana L Paxson)
   4. Priestess of Avalon (2000) (with Diana L Paxson)
   5. The Ancestors of Avalon (2004) (with Diana L Paxson)
   6. Ravens of Avalon (2007) (with Diana L Paxson)
   7. Sword of Avalon (2009) (with Diana L Paxson)
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Web of Light
   1. Web of Light (1983)
   2. Web of Darkness (1983)
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Mists of Avalon
   1. Mistress of Magic (1994)
   2. The High Queen (1994)
   3. The King Stag (1994)
   4. The Prisoner in the Oak (1994)
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Witchlight
   1. Ghostlight (1995)
   2. Witchlight (1996)
   3. Gravelight (1997)
   4. Heartlight (1998)
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Glenraven (with Holly Lisle)
   1. Glenraven (1996)
   2. In the Rift (1998)
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Novels
   Falcons of Narabedla (1957)
   The Door Through Space (1961)
   Seven from the Stars (1961)
   I am a Lesbian (1962) (as by Lee Chapman)
   The Colors Of Space (1963)
   My Sister, My Love (1963) (as by Miriam Gardner)
   Spare Her Heaven (1963) (as by Morgan Ives)
   Anything Goes (1964) (as by Morgan Ives)
   Twilight Lovers (1964) (as by Miriam Gardner)
   Castle Terror (1965)
   Knives of Desire (1966) (as by Morgan Ives)
   No Adam for Eve (1966) (as by John Dexter)
   Souvenir of Monique (1967)
   The Strange Women (1967) (as by Miriam Gardner)
   Bluebeard's Daughter (1968)
   The Brass Dragon (1969)
   The Jewel of Arwen (1974)
   The Endless Voyage (1975)
     aka The Endless Universe
   Can Ellen Be Saved (1975)
   Drums of Darkness (1976)
   The Ruins of Isis (1977)
     aka Haunted Spaceship
   The Catch Trap (1979)
   The House Between the Worlds (1980)
   Survey Ship (1980)
   Night's Daughter (1985)
   Warrior Woman (1985)
   The FireBrand (1987)
   Tiger Burning Bright (1995) (with Mercedes Lackey and Andre Norton)
   Year of the Big Thaw (2011)
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Collections
   The Dark Intruder (1964)
   The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley (1985)
   The Complete Lythande (1986)
   Jamie (1988)
   The Gratitude of Kings (1997)
   The Early Works of Marion Zimmer Bradley (2009)
   Science Fiction Gems, Volume Two (2011) (with others)
   Giant Science-Fiction Six-Pack (2014) (with others)
   Science Fiction Gems, Volume 9 (2015) (with others)
   Fantastic Stories Presents: Science Fiction Super Pack 2 (2018) (with others)
   The Science Fiction Collection 3 (2018) (with others)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The Climbing Wave (1955)
   The Wind People (1959)
   Treason of the Blood (1962)
   The Parting of Arwen (1974)
   Men, Halflings, and Hero Worship (2009)
   The Once and Future Merlin (2012)
   Bird of Prey (2012)
   Phoenix (2023) (with Ted White)
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Anthologies edited
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Series contributed to
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Darkover Anthology
   1. The Keeper's Price (1980)
   2. Sword of Chaos (1982)
   3. Free Amazons of Darkover (1985)
   4. The Other Side of the Mirror (1987)
   5. Red Sun of Darkover (1987)
   6. Four Moons of Darkover (1988)
   7. Domains of Darkover (1990)
   8. Renunciates of Darkover (1991)
   9. Leroni of Darkover (1991)
   10. Towers of Darkover (1993)
   11. Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover (1993)
   12. Snows of Darkover (1994)
   13. Music of Darkover (2013) (with Elisabeth Waters)
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Darkover Short Stories
   A Different Kind of Courage (1985) (with Mercedes Lackey)
   Set a Thief (1991) (with Mercedes Lackey)
   Poetic License (1994) (with Mercedes Lackey)
   The Ballad of Hastur and Cassilda (2009)
   Blood Will Tell (2009)
   A Man of Impulse (2009)
   Bonds of Sisterhood (2009)
   Bride Price (2009)
   Everything But Freedom (2009)
   Lesson of the Inn (2009)
   Firetrap (2009) (with Elisabeth Waters)
   The Hawkmaster's Son (2009)
   Hilary's Homecoming (2009)
   Hilary's Wedding (2009)
   House Rules (2009)
   Knives (2009)
   Legend of Lady Bruna (2009)
   The Shadow (2009)
   Ten Minutes or So (2009)
   To Keep the Oath (2009)
   The Word of a Hastur (2009)
   Object Lesson (2010) (with Mercedes Lackey)
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Trillium
   1. Black Trillium (1990) (with Julian May and Andre Norton)
   3. Golden Trillium (1993) (with Julian May and Andre Norton)
   4. Lady of the Trillium (1995)
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Black Cat Weekly
   123. Black Cat Weekly #123 (2024) (with others)
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Marion Zimmer Bradley recommends
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Beauty and the Werewolf (2011)
(Five Hundred Kingdoms, book 6)
Mercedes Lackey
"A writer whose work I've loved all along."
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Lords of Rainbow (2003)
(Lords of Rainbow)
Vera Nazarian
"...like 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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The Madagascar Manifesto (2002)
(Madagascar Manifesto)
Janet Berliner and George Guthridge
"A shocking yet warmly human story. Very much worth reading."

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Anthologies containing stories by Marion Zimmer Bradley
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Sense of Wonder (2023)
A Century of Science Fiction
edited by
Leigh Ronald Grossman
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Lost Mars (2018)
The Golden Age of the Red Planet
edited by
Mike Ashley

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