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
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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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3.94 avg rating — 18,870 ratings — published 1982 — 84 editions
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The Firebrand

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Darkover Landfall (Darkover...

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Hawkmistress! (Darkover, #6)

3.99 avg rating — 3,997 ratings — published 1982 — 27 editions
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3.90 avg rating — 4,059 ratings — published 1978 — 36 editions
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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

“I know all about endings. It is beginnings that elude me.”
Marion Zimmer Bradley, Ancestors of Avalon

“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.”
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