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...

4.12 avg rating — 186,851 ratings — published 1982 — 139 editions
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Priestess of Avalon (Avalon...

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4.05 avg rating — 16,235 ratings — published 2001 — 51 editions
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The Forest House (Avalon, #2)

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3.86 avg rating — 17,238 ratings — published 1992 — 69 editions
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Lady of Avalon (Avalon, #3)

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3.90 avg rating — 16,067 ratings — published 1982 — 66 editions
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The Firebrand

4.06 avg rating — 9,549 ratings — published 1987 — 50 editions
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Darkover Landfall

3.88 avg rating — 6,145 ratings — published 1972 — 17 editions
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Hawkmistress!

3.99 avg rating — 4,182 ratings — published 1982 — 29 editions
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The High Queen (The Mists o...

4.13 avg rating — 5,352 ratings — published 1982 — 31 editions
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Stormqueen!

3.89 avg rating — 4,248 ratings — published 1978 — 39 editions
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The Fall of Atlantis (The F...

3.76 avg rating — 4,217 ratings — published 1983 — 28 editions
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The Mists of Avalon The Forest House Lady of Avalon Priestess of Avalon
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Les Dames du lac The Mists of Avalon Lady of Avalon Priestess of Avalon
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A Senhora da Magia The High Queen The King Stag The Prisoner in the Oak
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The Shattered Chain Thendara House City of Sorcery The Saga of the Renunciates
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Heritage and Exile The Ages of Chaos The Saga of the Renunciates The Forbidden Circle A World Divided Darkover: First Contact To Save a World
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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

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

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