Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover

Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover

by Marion Zimmer Bradley


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Overview incredible blending of fantasy and science fiction.

Eventually the Terrans rediscover their long-lost -- and now alien -- colony: Darkover.

Things are different there.

While adolescent male homosexuality is generally tolerated on Darkover, men are expected to outgrow it. When Dyan Ardais takes lovers young enough to be his sons, he risks not just his reputation, but his life.

Life in a Tower as a Keeper, the chaste virgin who holds a circle together, is grueling. Few succeed in the long, painful years of training. The ones who do have power greater than any queen, but what happens to the ones who don't?

Darkovan technology is based on matrix stones that amplify psychic gifts, and people with those gifts work in the Tower circles. But duty to family outweighs everything else, and anyone can be called home from the Tower to marry as her family dictates. A Comyn lady can have lands, wealth, family...everything but freedom.

Women can become Free Amazons, but that life has its own set of challenges. Before a candidate's trial period ends, she must decide if she is truly meant to cope with everything being a Free Amazon entails.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938185229
Publisher: Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust
Publication date: 12/06/2012
Series: Darkover anthology , #11
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 393,388
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Marion Zimmer Bradley is probably best known for her Darkover novels and her best-selling Arthurian novel THE MISTS OF AVALON. In addition to her novels, Mrs. Bradley edited many magazines, amateur and professional, including Marion Zimmer Bradley's FANTASY Magazine, which she started in 1988, and an annual anthology, SWORD AND SORCERESS. For more information, see her website:

Date of Birth:

June 30, 1930

Date of Death:

September 25, 1999

Place of Birth:

Albany, New York

Place of Death:

Berkeley, California


B.A., Hardin-Simmons College, 1964; additional study at University of California, Berkeley, 1965-1967

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Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover [Darkover Anthology series #11] 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Jesse_H More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy reading the stories of Darkover. MZB's writing style captivates me. This Anthology contains some stories i have already read, but the ones i hadn't were enjoyable. I would recommend buying anthologies and not purchasing each story individually.
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I thought I'd read all the Darkover books, so when I found this, I was hoping for new stories about the Renunciates. It was disappointing. The stories and novellas were nothing new, added no depth to Darkover characters, and I feel like I wasted my money.
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