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Warrior Woman

(1985)
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This is not a typical Marion Zimmer Bradley novel. This book is the result of a bet between Marion and Don Wollheim, her editor for the Darkover novels at DAW Books. In addition, it's her response to the Gor novels - where men were men and women were slaves - that were also being published by DAW Books.

Yes, this book does start out with a heroine who has been captured and is being sold as a slave, who has amnesia and remembers nothing of her life before the trip across the desert with the slavers - and, due to a head injury, remembers mercifully little of that. But she does know that she would rather fight in the arena than be a harlot for the men who do, and that choice changes the rest of the book. In a Gor-style novel the woman would become less her own person, eventually learning to be a contented and obedient slave. In this book, even while the heroine, called Zadieyek of Gyre, remains a slave, she is something quite different from the typical 'slave girl' - she grows and develops, always searching for her memory and her past, convinced that this is not how her life is supposed to be. And, of course, she's right.

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Paperback Editions

May 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Warrior Woman
Author(s): Marion Zimmer Bradley
ISBN: 1-938185-01-3 / 978-1-938185-01-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust
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September 1985 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Warrior Woman
Author(s): Marion Zimmer Bradley
ISBN: 0-88677-075-0 / 978-0-88677-075-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
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September 1985 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Warrior Woman
Author(s): Marion Zimmer Bradley
ISBN: 0-88677-253-2 / 978-0-88677-253-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
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August 1987 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Warrior Woman
Author(s): Marion Zimmer Bradley
ISBN: 0-09-949310-1 / 978-0-09-949310-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Legend paperbacks
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Audio Editions

May 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Warrior Woman
Author(s): Marion Zimmer Bradley
Publisher: Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust
Availability: Amazon   

May 2014 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Warrior Woman
Author(s): Marion Zimmer Bradley
Publisher: Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

April 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Warrior Woman
Author(s): Marion Zimmer Bradley, Elisabeth Waters
Publisher: Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust
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