Marion Zimmer Bradley





Marion Zimmer Bradley

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in The United States
June 03, 1930

died
September 25, 1999

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Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley was an American author of fantasy novels such as The Mists of Avalon and the Darkover series, often with a feminist outlook.

Bradley's first published novel-length work was Falcons of Narabedla, first published in the May 1957 issue of Other Worlds. When she was a child, Bradley stated that she enjoyed reading adventure fantasy authors such as Henry Kuttner, Edmond Hamilton, and Leigh Brackett, especially when they wrote about "the glint of strange suns on worlds that never were and never would be." Her first novel and much of her subsequent work show their influence strongly.

Early in her career, writing as Morgan Ives, Miriam Gardner, John Dexter, and Lee Chapman, Marion Zimmer Bradley produced several works ou...more


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The Mists of Avalon (Avalon...
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The Forest House (Avalon, #2)
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Lady of Avalon (Avalon, #3)
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The Firebrand
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Darkover Landfall (Darkover...
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Hawkmistress! (Darkover, #6)
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 3,061 ratings — published 1982 — 23 editions
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Stormqueen! (Darkover, #2)
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The Fall of Atlantis (The F...
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The High Queen (The Mists o...
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“Remain true to yourself, child. If you know your own heart, you will always have one friend who does not lie.”
Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Forest House

“The road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.”
Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Fall of Atlantis

“There is no such thing as a true tale. Truth has many faces and the truth is like to the old road to Avalon; it depends on your own will, and your own thoughts, whither the road will take you.”
Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Mists of Avalon

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