Marion Zimmer Bradley
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Marion Zimmer Bradley

Marion Eleanor 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.

She was a science fiction/fantasy fan from her middle teens. She had written as long as she could remember, but wrote only for school magazines and fanzines until 1952, when she sold her first professional short story to VORTEX SCIENCE FICTION. She wrote everything from science fiction to Gothics, but is probably best known for her Darkover novels and for her Arthurian novel, THE MISTS OF AVALON.

In addition to her novels, Mrs. Bradley edited magazines, amateur and professional, including Marion Zimmer Bradley's FANTASY Magazine, which she started in 1988. She also edited an annual anthology called SWORD AND SORCERESS, which is still published annually under the title MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY'S SWORD AND SORCERESS.

She died in Berkeley, California on September 25, 1999, four days after suffering a major heart attack.

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    • The Mists of Avalon

    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 50 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,172
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    A posthumous recipient of the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, Marion Zimmer Bradley reinvented - and rejuvenated - the King Arthur mythos with her extraordinary Mists of Avalon series....

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    • By GH on 08-08-15

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    • The Forest House

    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
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    • By A. Sentoni on 10-26-10

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    • Lady of Avalon

    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
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    • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A new age is coming... The King will come...and he will rule forever in Avalon....

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    • The Bloody Sun

    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
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    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    For Jeff Kerwin, Darkover meant home, the home he had left as a child, the home he had longed for through the many years....

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    • Priestess of Avalon

    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley, Diane L. Paxson
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    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
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    When a British princess falls in love with a Roman officer destined for imperial greatness, their forbidden desire exacts an unexpected price....

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    • By Dahlia on 12-31-14

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    • Darkover Landfall

    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
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    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
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    Darkover, planet of wonder, world of mystery, has been a favorite of science fiction fans for many years. For it is a truly alien sphere - a world of strange intelligences, of brooding skies beneath a ruddy sun....

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    • The Heritage of Hastur

    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
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    The Heritage of Hastur is a brilliant epic of the pivotal event in the strange love-hate relationship between the Terran worlds and the semi-alien offspring of forgotten peoples....

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    • City of Sorcery

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    Haunted by mysterious images of hooded figures, Magdalen Lorne, chief Terran operative on Darkover, pursues a quest not only to the frozen ends of the physical world but also to the perilous limits of the spiritual world....

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    • Darkover, Book 11
    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley, Mercedes Lackey
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    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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    Leonie Hastur has a high degree of laran, the telepathic power of the Comyn caste, and wants to be Keeper of Arilinn Tower....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Nicole on 01-31-16

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    • Sharra's Exile

    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
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    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    After the Age of Chaos had almost destroyed civilization on the planet of the Bloody Sun, even the Sharra had been exiled. But now the Sharra had returned, embodied in the image of a chained woman wreathed in flames, an image that could change the history of Darkover forever....

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