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 — 176,165 ratings — published 1982 — 117 editions
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Priestess of Avalon (Avalon...

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The Forest House (Avalon, #2)

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3.86 avg rating — 16,519 ratings — published 1993 — 66 editions
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Lady of Avalon (Avalon, #3)

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3.90 avg rating — 15,702 ratings — published 1982 — 82 editions
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The Firebrand

4.05 avg rating — 9,104 ratings — published 1987 — 50 editions
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Darkover Landfall

3.88 avg rating — 5,929 ratings — published 1972 — 38 editions
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Hawkmistress!

3.99 avg rating — 4,070 ratings — published 1982 — 27 editions
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Stormqueen!

3.90 avg rating — 4,131 ratings — published 1978 — 37 editions
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The High Queen (The Mists o...

4.13 avg rating — 4,834 ratings — published 1982 — 30 editions
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The Fall of Atlantis (The F...

3.76 avg rating — 4,013 ratings — published 1983 — 28 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.”
Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Fall of Atlantis

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