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.

Born on a farm in Albany, New York, during the Great Depression, she began writing in 1949 and sold her first story to Vortex magazine in 1952. In 1965 Bradley graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. Afterward, she moved to Berkeley, California, to pursue graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley between 1965 and 1967. In 1966, she helped found and named the Society for Creative Anachronism and was involved in developing several local groups, including in New York after her move to Staten Island.

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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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Priestess of Avalon (Avalon...
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The Firebrand
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Darkover Landfall (Darkover...
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Hawkmistress! (Darkover, #6)
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Stormqueen! (Darkover, #2)
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The Fall of Atlantis (The F...
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“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

“All gods are one god.”
Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Mists of Avalon

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