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Domains of Darkover

(Darkover - Chronological Order)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  606 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Join Marion Zimmer Bradley and The Friends of Darkover as they reveal previously unknown legends and lore about one of the most fascinating worlds in the annals of science fiction. "Bradley's Darkover series grows richer by the book."--Science Fiction Review.

Introduction: And Contrariwise by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Acurrhir Todo; Nada Perdonad by Deborah J. Ross
Object Lesson
Paperback, 254 pages
Published March 6th 1990 by DAW
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Elisabeth Waters
I have half a story in this (a collaboration with MZB), so I'm keeping to my policy of not rating things I've written. When you consider the fact that a new copy of the original mass market paperback is now selling for $29.99 on Amazon, however, I'm glad that the MZB Works Trust is reissuing these anthologies. ...more
Feb 27, 2015 rated it liked it
I'm gratified that a lot of the stories in this collection come from earlier in Darkover's history. Like I mentioned in my review of Stormqueen!, the Ages of Chaos and the period between then and Landfall is my favorite period in Darkover's chronology, and there are very few books set there. I'm glad there are short stories in these collections that fill in the gaps.

Despite that, my favorite story in Domains of Darkover wasn't one of the earlier ones, it was "Death in Thendara," which features t
Feb 25, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is great to get anthologies based in the Darkover world, but I like the novel length stories better.
Lisa (Harmonybites)
Marion Zimmer Bradley is famous for her Avalon books, but I'm a fan of her Darkover stories, set in an original world and a blend of science fiction and fantasy. This is one of a series of anthologies that basically are collection of "fan fiction" by other authors based on MZB's Darkover. I was impressed on reread of the first such book, The Keeper's Price. Enough I ranked it just below five stars, and was tempted to give it full marks. Not that I would argue it's deathless literature, but as a ...more
Dec 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Domains of Darkover (The Friends of Darkover Present)
Acurrhir todo: Nada Perdonad by Deborah J. Ross,
An Object Lesson by Mercedes Lackey
Beginnings by Cynthia Drolet,
Clingfire by Patricia Duffy Novak,
Death in Thendaara by Dorothy J. Heydt,
Firetrap by Marion Zimmer Bradley, and Elizabeth Waters,
Friends by Judith Kobylecky,
Manchild by L. D. Woeltjen,
Just A Touch by Lynne Armstrong-Jones,
Mind-Eater by Joan Marie Verba,
Mists by Meg MacDoanald,
Our Little Rabbit by Mary K. Frey,
A Gi
Oct 28, 2008 rated it really liked it
Just a Touch... Armstrong-Jones, Lynne
The Gift from Ardais Denz, Barbara
Beginnings Drolet, Cynthia
Our Little Rabbit Frey, Mary K.
Death in Thendara Heydt, Dorothy J.
Friends Kolecky, Judith K.
An Object Lesson Lackey, Mercedes R.
Mists Mac Donald, Meg
Clingfire Novak, Patricia Duffy
The Horse Race Partridge, Diann S.
The Plague Rhodes, Janet R.
To Serve Kihar Sampson, Judith
The Tapestry Sudberg, Micole
Mind-eater Verba, Joan Marie
Firetrap Waters, Elisabeth & Bradley, Marion Zimmer
Acurrhir Todo; Nada Perd
Lucy Takeda
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a collection of short stories that were written by other folk about Darkover, that MZB selected for an anthology. I guess I'd forgotten how violent and vicious the setting is. The collection ranges over all of the various centuries of the novels, so you get a view of the various cultural settings. MZB provides a commentary for every story in the collection, with info mostly about the authors. I really need to go back to the start of the series! Right now, I'm wishing there was a glossary ...more
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasia
Eu adoro esses contos de Darkover, principalmente as historias da Era do Chaos, e nesse livro tem algumas bem boas.
As minhas favoritas foram “The Tapestry”, que foi uma historinha bem estranha, mas que achei ótima, depois que entendi direito, e, “The Horse Race”, sobre corrida de cavalos e mulheres duronas!!
Death in Thendara também foi uma história diferente, um romance policial com investigação sobre um assassinato misterioso. Adorei o estilo meio Sherlock Holmes.
Quanto as outras, teve melhores
Jan 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
Nice collection of stories. Loved the Durraman donkey story. I like stories that have some handle I can use to slot the story into the Darkover timeline.
Jul 28, 2011 rated it liked it
Was pretty good for one of these anthologies, no stories from MZB herself, and quite a bit heavier on brutal themes than in others, at least as I recall.
Jul 22, 2020 rated it liked it
5 star - Perfect
4 star - i would recommend
3 star - good
2 star - struggled to complete
1 star - could not finish
(‘Remember Everything; Forget Nothing’)
A Tale of the Hundred Kingdoms
A Darkover short story of revenge in the name of honor and of childhood friends too.
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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 Ham

Other books in the series

Darkover - Chronological Order (1 - 10 of 26 books)
  • Darkover Landfall
  • Stormqueen!
  • The Fall of Neskaya (Darkover, #3; Clingfire, #1)
  • Zandru's Forge (Darkover, #4; Clingfire, #2)
  • Hawkmistress!
  • A Flame in Hali (Clingfire #3)
  • Two to Conquer (Darkover, #7)
  • The Heirs of Hammerfell (Darkover, #8)
  • Rediscovery  (Darkover - Chronological Order #11)
  • The Shattered Chain (Darkover, #10)

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