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Darkover Anthologies Mass Market Paperback – Jan 1 1981


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 1 pages
  • Publisher: DAW; Reissue edition (Jan. 1 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0886772362
  • ISBN-13: 978-0886772369
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.5 x 12.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 91 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,749,674 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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. She was a science fiction/fantasy fan from her middle teens, and made her first sale as an adjunct to an amateur fiction contest in 1949. 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. In addition to her novels, Mrs. Bradley edited many 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 for DAW Books. Over the years she turned more to fantasy. She wrote a novel of the women in the Arthurian legends-Morgan Le Fay, the Lady of the Lake, and others-entitled MISTS OF AVALON, which made the NY Times best seller list both in hardcover and trade paperback, and she also wrote THE FIREBRAND, a novel about the women of the Trojan War. She died in Berkeley, California on September 25, 1999, four days after suffering a major heart attack. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A.J. Chodan on Oct. 4 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Take your favorite Darkover novel, compress it into a few pages but leave all the emotional impact in place -- that's "The Keeper's Price." I notice that MZB and Lisa Waters kept coming back to Hilary Castamir's charcter, and I wish there had been a novel about her. :)
Leaving aside the brilliance of the title masterpiece, the rest of the collection is strong and well-organized. Even the stories I didn't like as much at first ("A Simple Dream" comes to mind, as does "Ambassador to Corresanti") have grown on me. I've read and re-read this collection probably twenty times in the past year. I still want to read it over again. These are wonderful stories!
I also appreciated how well-organized this collection and _Sword of Chaos_ were, and wish the anthologies had continued to print stories in approximate chronological order.
Oh well.
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Marion Zimmer Bradley has kept our Science Fiction Fantasy lover's lifes alive. Without her quick, imaginative, supple mind we would be lost in vampires and demonology or horror stories, I'm sure. She reached beyond worlds, our dreams, our imaginations, and pulled all the quixotic, mysterious, romantic, horrible and outrageous thoughts we think to hide.
Her selections of new writers is a collection of her thoughts about what our dreams and longings are, put in words, and we welcome the new group of MZK's novelists!
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The title story alone deserves five stars! Oct. 4 2000
By A.J. Chodan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Take your favorite Darkover novel, compress it into a few pages but leave all the emotional impact in place -- that's "The Keeper's Price." I notice that MZB and Lisa Waters kept coming back to Hilary Castamir's charcter, and I wish there had been a novel about her. :)
Leaving aside the brilliance of the title masterpiece, the rest of the collection is strong and well-organized. Even the stories I didn't like as much at first ("A Simple Dream" comes to mind, as does "Ambassador to Corresanti") have grown on me. I've read and re-read this collection probably twenty times in the past year. I still want to read it over again. These are wonderful stories!
I also appreciated how well-organized this collection and _Sword of Chaos_ were, and wish the anthologies had continued to print stories in approximate chronological order.
Oh well.
which I enjoyed and still have the paperbacks -- which I prefer ... April 5 2015
By Faustino Amaral - Published on Amazon.com
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This is actually an anthology, to a series that was written a long time ago, which I enjoyed and still have the paperbacks -- which I prefer but no longer have space to store anymore... LOL. the common basis for the stories of the lives on this far off world, originally colonized by humans, and then because of circumstances evolved differently from earth. Although, normally I don't read Sci Fi Fantasy, I enjoyed this series a lot.
I loved this book! Dec 24 2013
By Carolyn Wolfe - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been a Darkover fan and fan of Marion Zimmer Bradley and company for many, many, years. The world of Dark Over is an amazingly complicated and layered society full of magic, passion and politics. It is a wonderful place to escape to. This anthology is an exquisite look into the many layers that make Darkover the wondrous world that it is! It also answers many questions about the "Keepers" and what they do for Darkover, and what the personal price is! It is a wonderful read!
Darkover, in other voices Sept. 5 2013
By Elizabeth R Crew - Published on Amazon.com
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While I know that this was edited by MZB, and she loved the stories in it, I just don't care for stories written by others. While I did enjoy all the short stories in one of my favorite worlds, sometimes the tone just wasn't right. But that's just my opinion. Others would say it was fabulous.

I loved that she gave many new authors a first story sell. And I love that MZB fully supported women writing science fiction in a mainly male dominated genre. I fully support her ambitions, even though I'm not as big a fan of the work as she was.
Finally another Darkover Anthology! Jan. 23 2013
By Gillian Toy - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm a big fan of everything Darkover and have been looking for the Anthologies for a long time. Hope there will be more to come in Kindle format.


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