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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    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 Carolina on 07-13-12

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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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    She was Eilan, the daughter of a Druidic warleader and gifted with visions....

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    • By A. Sentoni on 10-26-10

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    • Hawkmistress

    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
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    • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
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    She had rejected her noble birthright and embraced the freedom only a man could claim. She was Romilly who lived among the beasts of hill and forest and communicated with them, who tried humanity and turned it down for its evils and jealousies....

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    • Priestess of Avalon

    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley, Diane L. Paxson
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    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
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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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    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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    • I love the Darkover books!

    • By DishmanGirl on 05-28-19

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    • Lady of Avalon

    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
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    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
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    A new age is coming... The King will come...and he will rule forever in Avalon....

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    • By A. Sentoni on 02-10-11

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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....

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    • By Nicole on 01-31-16

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    • The Shattered Chain

    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
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    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
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    The women of Darkover are treated like slaves, despite the fact that they alone can control the power of the matrix, but the Free Amazons provide a key to the future....

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    • Have always loved the Darkover series

    • By Jackie on 08-19-18

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    • The Heritage of Hastur

    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
    • Narrated by: Max Bellmore, Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
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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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    • Star of Danger

    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A novel from the Darkover series, about a man on his first mission to the planet. What he encounters when he leaves the space station is to determine the fate of every Terran stranded there....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Majenta on 05-01-18

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