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  • Xanadu. Not the Xanadu of Coleridge's poem, but-to the half-forgotten space drifter who discovered the place thirty years ago-a reasonable facsimile. It was a cloistered nun of a city, hidden behind a wide skirt of the most impassable mountains on Ma...


  • The Marion Zimmer Bradley Short Story Collection contains some of Marion Zimmer Bradley's most entertaining short stories. THE DOOR THROUGH SPACE, THE COLORS OF SPACE, THE PLANET SAVERS, YEAR Of THE BIG THAW, A DOZEN OF EVERYTHING, SEVEN FROM THE STA...


  • Mike Kenscott is having a really bad vacation. One minute he's camping in the Sierra Mountains with his brother Andy, and the next minute he's on a different world - or in a different time - or both. He's also in a different body. Now he's Adric, Lor...


  • ...an 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...



  • Over the course of several decades, Marion Zimmer Bradley developed a group she called "MZB's Writers." Often the initial story they sold to her was their first professional sale. She nurtured, encouraged—and nagged—them to produce more. Many of ...


  • In this warm and fanciful story of a Connecticut farmer, Marion Zimmer Bradley has caught some of the glory that is man's love for man -- no matter who he is nor whence he's from. By heck, you'll like little Matt....


  • Gildoran was an Explorer. Despite the number of planets found and tied into the Transmitter network that enabled everyone else to travel instantly from planet to planet, his home was his Ship, and the only people he could count on were her crew. E...


  • Although it's Lythande's magic that's for hire, not her blade--at least, not the right-hand blade--you don't live long in the lands between Tschardain and Northwander if you don't have some skill with an edged weapon, and she has plenty. A swordswoma...






  • Prince Tashgan of Tschardain hired the mercenary-magician Lythande to break a spell that had been cast on him. As he had no ready coin with which to pay, Lythande agreed to take his lute in exchange, knowing that it was enchanted... but unaware of ju...



  • This second volume of The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine serves up a smorgasbord of magic and adventure. Encompassing a range of fantasy from classical to modern settings, this collection begins with an introduction by Bradley herse...


  • Things that happen while you're out of your body don't have any effect on your physical body - or do they? This story was originally published in the Darkover anthology DOMAINS OF DARKOVER, March 1990....


  • Camilla n'ha Kyria and Rafaella n'ha Doria were Rununciates, oath-sisters, and good friends. But they didn't start out that way... This story was originally published in the Darkover anthology MZB's DARKOVER, Oct 1993....


  • When non-telepaths marry, the two become one flesh. With telepaths, like Rohana Aillard and Gabriel Ardais, the joining may be deeper still. But if husband and wife become one mind, what happens to the survivor when one of them dies?This story was or...


  • Rohana Ardais had rank, wealth, a noble husband, sons and a daughter, servants, a large estate and the power to run it as she saw fit. Most women would have thought her life was perfect - after all, what more could she want?This novella was originall...




  • WOMEN OF MAGIC AND VALOR... For over two decades, the late Marion Zimmer Bradley, best-selling and beloved author, discovered and nurtured a grand generation of popular and acclaimed authors including Mercedes Lackey, Jennifer Roberson, and a host o...


  • An omnibus volume of two of Marion Zimmer Bradley's classic, long-unavailable Darkover novels, including the first Darkover novel ever written! To Save a World includes The World Wreckers and the Plane...


  • in Sword and Sorceress XXI

    Featuring contributions by Diana L. Paxson, Rosemary Edghill, and Leslie Fish, among others, a powerful collection of original stories introduces a heroic cast of brave, strong-willed, and fiercely independant female characters, including a girl who ...


  • A wounded Atlantean prince...a deadly battle between Dark and Light...and the sisters Deoris and Domaris, whose lives are changed utterly by the magic involving them. These are the elements of The Fall of Atlantis, Marion Zimmer Bradley's epic fantas...


  • WITH PEN AND PAPER Marion Zimmer Bradley led so many of us on the brilliant, fascinating, and endlessly inventive roads of her imagination. But though Marion was primarily known as a beloved best-selling author, she had a secret passion to edit. H...


  • The Ages of Chaos includes Stormqueen! and Hawkmistress! , two acclaimed novels by Marion Zimmer Bradley and part of the expansive, genre-bending Darkover series. Set during the lawless Ages of Chaos, when the ruling families of the Seven...


  • WOMEN OF MIGHT AND MAGIC roam lands filled with danger, mystery, and sorcery. They are sword-wielding defenders or magical spell-casters -- roles too often considered the exclusive province of men. Handpicked by the late Marion Zimmer Bradley, he...


  • Here are twenty all-new, all-original tales of strong, heroic women-female warriors and wizards brought vividly to life by acclaimed writers such as Diana L. Patson, Lawrence Watt-Evans, and many others.THE BEST IN FANTASY SHORT STORIES. (Rave Review...


  • When a British princess falls in love with a Roman officer destined for imperial greatness, their forbidden desire exacts an unexpected price: banishment from Avalon. Journeying outside the enchanted isle, Helena grows from maiden to mother to wisewo...


  • FOR HONOR AND VALOR When a young woman gravely injures a powerful creature out of legend, can she find the courage to return to her victim and face redemption or death? Can an itinerant witch restore the power of a dying god? Will a woman's ...


  • Heartlight is the story of Bradley's greatest champion of good, Colin MacLaren, as he carries the banner of Light through the second half of the twentieth century. Ghostbuster, exorcist, student and teacher of the mystic arts, Colin meets Claire Moff...







  • THE POWER OF LARAN It has been fifteen years since Marguerida Alton returned to Darkover, discovered the terrifying powers of her special laran, and fell in love with Mikhail Lanart-Hastur, heir designate to the regency of Darkover. With the prope...


  • WOMEN OF MAGIC AND MIGHT... An apprentice sorceress must pass through the realm of the dead to gain the power to save the life of her mentor.... A young fugitive must unravel the mystery of a deadly curse or her companion won't live long enough...


  • Packaged for gift giving, a fantasy yarn by the author of The Mists of Avalon follows a centuries-old female wizard who must disguise herself as a male to survive the intrigue and black magic of the court....



  • Wycherly Musgrave is the perfect drunken, ne'er-do-well youngest brother. Beneath his lighthearted manner, however, lies . . . something dark. Now, afraid that in a drunken blackout he may haev murdered a young woman, Wycherly has fled the family est...


  • An evocative prequel to the best-selling The Mists of Avalon recalls the origins and history of Avalon and the prophecy of the birth of the great King Arthur, as seen through the successive lives of three powerful priestesses--Caillean, Teleri, and V...


  • WOMEN OF COURAGE AND POWER ...roam lands filled with danger, mystery, and magic. They are sword-wielding defenders or sorcerous spell-casters-roles too often considered the exclusive province of men. In 26 original stories of bold and talented ...


  • THE ACES OF CHAOS Margaret Alton, rightful heir to the Alton Domain, has been making a desperate effort to control her newfound laran powers and to understand the obscure, potent, and frightening nature of her unique shadow matrix. However Margare...


  • in Space Opera

    Twenty original science fiction tales based on the theme of music--by such authors as Marion Zimmer Bradley, Charles de Lint, and Gene Wolfe--include the story of a singer whose ear for music helps her fight crime. Original....


  • Marion Zimmer Bradley, one of the most beloved and praised fantasy storytellers of our time, has once again written a compelling and powerful novel with larger-than-life characters.Winter Musgrave's past is largely blank, her memories missing or tiss...


  • WITH SWORD AND SHIELD, SPELL AND CURSE.... Even at the risk of losing her one true love, a young mage must put aside all she holds dear to achieve a higher goal.... A benevolent shapechanger is all that stands between her village and the bloody...


  • THE HERITAGE OF ALTON She was Margaret Alton, the daughter of Lew Alton, the Darkovan representative to the Terran Imperial Senate, but she remembered almost nothing about the planet of her birth, or her early and tumultuous childhood. What fleeti...


  • What is the Truth? Truth Blackburn's father thought he knew what it was. Thorne Blackburn and his followers settled at Shadow's Gate, a magnificent old house in upstate New York, and sought the Truth about life through ritual and magic. One night,...


  • A collection of stories highlights women of power, including a sorceress, a seeress, and a swordswoman, and features the writings of such authors as Mercedes Lackey, Jennifer Roberson, and Diana Paxson...


  • Approaching her older years, Haramis, the Archimage of Ruwenda, faces the challenge of naming her successor, an individual whom she desperately wishes to train and prepare for the responsibilities of the kingdom....


  • ISLE OF HEARTBREAK Susan Moore had a lesson to learn: Flee from a hopeless romance, and you may find yourself a pawn in an even more dangerous and tragic game of love. The castle on Sanctuary Island, to which Susan's mysterious nursing assignme...


  • A new collection of more than twenty original fantasy tales about strong, heroic women--warriors and wizards alike--features the contributions of Marion Zimmer Bradley, Diana Paxson, Jo Clayton, Deborah Wheeler, and other notable writers. Original....


  • The New York Times bestselling science fiction and fantasy author of the Avalon series introduces the prequel to the beloved and enduring classic The Mists of Avalon in this mesmerizing epic of one woman’s legendary role at a turning point in histo...


  • Return to Darkover, planet of the Bloody Sun ...Where an impassable wall of ice separates the domains of man from the frigid, snowy wastes beyond the High Hellers. ...Where, holed up in stone castles or cloistered in isolated towers, those gifted w...






  • in Snows of Darkover

    Noted authors--such as Mercedes Lackey, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Diana Paxson, and others--return to Darkover, the planet of the Bloody Sun where a wall of ice separates man from the snowy wasteland. Original....


  • A COLLECTION OF DARKOVER STORIES WRITTEN BY MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY HERSELF! Return to Darkover, planet of the Bloody Sun, with this collection written solely by the originator of this exotic world, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and including two entirely ...


  • Hilary had been sent home from Arilinn Tower because she wasn't strong enough for the strenuous life of a Keeper. What she needed now was time for her body to heal from the demands that had been placed on it. Unfortunately, her mother had other plans...


  • Yllana Castamir had been trying to find a 'suitable' husband for her daughter Hilary ever since she came home from Arilinn six years ago, but all her attempts had failed. Perhaps Hilary would do better to chose for herself. This story was originally...


  • WHEN FOUR MOONS RISE -- the mystery and powers of the legendary world of Darkover are at their height. When the light of their conjunction bathes the world of the Bloody Sun, anything can happen, and Darkovan, Terran, and even the native chieri must...


  • THE POWERS OF THE MIND Return to the magnificent world of the Bloody Sun in this exciting new, all-original anthology that explores one of the most fascinating facets of Darkover society -- The Towers. In these citadels, those gifted with laran-mind...




  • The Curses It had started with a letter -- crude, block letters promising death. But neither Jamie nor Barbara Melford paid heed. They didn’t believe in curses…until Jock Cannon died, suddenly and mysteriously. He had been threatened and he ha...


  • Asked to investigate a Closed World, Dane, Rianne, and Aratak begin their mission but are interrupted when the uneasy peace between coexisting sentient races is threatened by ghosts and dragons. Dane, Rianna and the monster Aratak…they were the ...


  • This is a new edition of the definitive collection of stories by one of science fiction's most acclaimed writers. It contains, in addition to the 16 superbly crafted and thought provoking stories of the first edition, "Jamie," a brilliant mainstream ...



  • THE POWERS OF LARAN UNLEASHED Return once again to Darkover, the magnificent world of the Bloody Sun, with Marion Zimmer Bradley and the many writers devoted to expanding the Darkover universe as, in these all-new stories, they reveal legendry and...


  • SPELLS CAST AND SWORDS DRAWN As the forces of evil reach out to conquer new realms, claiming the lives and treasures of unprotected innocents, there are always a valiant few ready to oppose these masters of darkness and destruction. Bold women war...


  • FROM GUILD HOUSE TO LORD'S COURT the Free Amazons ply their trade, serving as mercenaries wherever there is need, banding together in comradeship, setting themselves apart from the everyday rules of Darkovan society, earning their freedom with blade...



  • IN THE MAGIC REALMS a quickly woven spell may prove the key to power or to a power weaver's downfall, while a skilled blade wielder may survive dangers beyond even a sorceress's wildest imaginings. So join today's top magic makers and talented ne...


  • This little-known classic by the late Marion Zimmer Bradley is a wonderful treat for readers feeling the loss of this marvelous author. Part of Bradley's beloved "Light" series, "Witch Hill" is a sensuous story of witchcraft, demonic possession, and ...



  • FROM THE FOUNDING OF NESKAYA TOWER... to the origins of the Free Amazons... to a Terran innocently enmeshed in a Darkovan conspiracy of betrayal and murder, here are exciting new excursions into the six ages of Darkover. Join Marion Zimmer Bradl...



  • Now, after a five-year absence, Marion offers us the chance to return to Darkover at the time of The Hundred Kingdoms, an age of war and strife when Darkover was divided by border conflict into numerous small, antagonistic kingdoms. The Heirs of H...




  • A collection of fantasy fables about sword- and magic-wielding women features the works of Jennifer Roberson, Mercedes Lackley, Charles de Lint, Diana Paxson, and others who weave tales of courage, wizardry, and evil...


  • Before Darkover was Darkover, I wrote this to explain some of the Gods and heroes. I have referred in the novels to 'singing' the Ballad, but I think of it as declaimed rhythmically, to a background of minor arpeggios on a harp. -- Marion Zimmer Brad...


  • RITES OF POWER Darkover, world of legend, where ancient power has awakened humans to their own hidden talents, where the changed humans of this planet of the Bloody Sun must face the challenge of recontact with Terra, of the native chieri, and of ...


  • After spending her youth in the Terran Empire, Margaret Alton returns to Darkover, the planet of her birth. There she discovers she has the Alton Gift--forced rapport and compulsion--one of the strongest and most dangerous of the inherited Laran gift...


  • VIVIDLY BLENDING THE MYTHS OF GODS WITH THE PASSIONS OF MEN AND WOMEN, MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY BRINGS US A SWEEPING, FASCINATING STORY . . . KASSANDRA: Trojan priestess of Apollo, torn between her beloved Sun Lord and the ancient worship of the Eart...


  • The exploits of warrior women and the spellbinding enchantments of the great mistresses of the magical arts are chronicled in a collection of fantasy tales by Diana Paxson, Richard Corwin, Jennifer Roberson and others...


  • WHEN THE COMYN RULES... Darkover, planet of the Bloody Sun, at the time when Terra has rediscovered this long-lost colony ruled by families who wield their mind powers of laran for good or ill. Now, with Comyn power declining and the Terran inf...


  • Sybil Ellis was a seventeen-year-old orphan with very few options: If she didn't want to be a governess or a companion-and she didn't, she had to marry. So she married Dr. Philip Maynard, who was old enough to be her grandfather and treated her like...


  • LYTHANDE WAS PLEDGED BY SWORD AND SPELL TO FOREVER FIGHT THE FORCES OF CHAOS... A Pilgrim Adept of the Blue Star, Lythande had mastered all the true magics of the world. But the power of an Adept was always bound to a Secret, and whoever discovere...



  • Ace Books, 1981. First mass market paperback printing. Cover art by Paul Alexander, several interior illustrations by Fabian. Six young people, very different from one another, are selected for a long journey to find an earthlike planet....


  • FROM THENDARA TO THE HELLERS AND BEYOND... Return with Marion Zimmer Bradley and the Friends of Darkover to the planet of the Bloody Sun, the world of Darkover, where powerful families gifted with rare mental powers of loran rule the land, where T...


  • Marna was being badly abused at home. But she was only thirteen - not old enough to take the oath. Would the Renunciates believe and help her when her own mother would not? This story was originally published in the Darkover anthology FREE AMAZONS O...


  • They called her Zadieyek of Gyre, which meant "dreaded woman." She was a fighter. dangerous to confront. Dreaded. The distant city of Gyre trained such women, so they thought she came from there and called her Zadieyek of Gyre. If she had a real ...


  • SWORD AND SORCERESS II What better guide could there be through the realms of witchery and wonder, of combat and danger, of romance and magic than the hand and mind of Marion Zimmer Bradley, author of the bestsellers CITY OF SORCERY, THENDARA HOUS...


  • For nearly two hundred years, audiences the world over have thrilled to Mozart's The Magic Flute. Their love for the music has been equalled by their fascination with the strange and wonderful magic of the story of Papageno the bird-man, the darkly m...

















  • Dyan Ardais has already taken the monitor's oath when he is summoned home from Arilinn because his father has just killed his stepmother. The oath binds him not to use his poweres to force his will on another. But his father is insane, obviously dang...


  • Haunted by mysterious images of dark, hooded figures and the cawing of strange birds, and drawn by the memory of two lost comrades, Magdalen Lorne, chief Terran operative on Darkover must pursue her quest not only to the frozen ends of the physical w...


  • THE DARK MAGIC TOOK ALL SHE COULD GIVE The young priestess Deoris abandoned all she had once loved to follow the sorceror Riveda. He was a healer, esteemed by the Temple, but he practiced the. dark arts in secret. And when his forbidden rites requ...


  • A magnificent, colorful novel of the circus world of the 1940s and 1950s, rich in detail, bursting with power and emotion.Mario Santelli, a member of the famous flying Santelli family, is a great trapeze artist. Tommy Zane is his protege.As naturally...


  • The author of the marvelous Darkover novels and of the bestselling Arthurian novel THE MISTS OF AVALON, has assembled this corona of heroic fantasy wherein women of courage and wizardry challenge the evils and dreads of an ensorcelled world. Here ...


  • Leslie Barnes, a very unwilling psychic, loves her new house in San Francisco. Until she learns that something wants it. Something that is after her very soul......




  • To Thendara House came the Terran Magda in exchange for the Free Amazon Jaelle, who had become the wife of an Earthman and had entered the Terran enclave. The cross-currents of two cultures, one male-dominated, one egalitarian, combined with the h...



  • BLACK AND WHITE MAGIC WERE AT WAR .. . Domaris, disciple of the Temple of Light, was wrenched from her peaceful life by the arrival of Micon, the Atlantean prince, whose powers over wind and sun, earth and fire, are coveted by the sorcerers of the...


  • This is the tragic tale of the rise and fall of Camelot - but seen through the eyes of Camelot's women: the devout Gwenhwyfar, Arthur's Queen; Vivane, High priestess of Avalon and the Lady of the Lake; above all, Morgaine, possessor of the sight, the...


  • She had rejected her noble birthright and embraced the freedom only a man could claim. She was Romilly who lived among the beasts of hill and forest and communicated with them, who tried humanity and turned it down for its evils and jealousies. She h...



  • Hilary Castamir had been at Arilinn Tower for half her life. Now she was being sent home, a failure, not strong enough to be a Keeper. But leaving the Tower did not change the way she had been taught to think, and the journey home was a real shock.Th...


  • Darkover, the planet of the Bloody Sun, is one of the great triumphs of the imagination. Its peoples, its sciences, human and non-human, have been brought to life and its legendry has the ring of authentic folklore comparable only to the depth and co...


  • The most dangerous matrix on all Darkover was the legendary Sharra. Embodied in the image of a chained woman, wreathed in flames, it was the last remaining weapon of the Ages of Chaos that had almost destroyed civilization on the planet of the Bloody...


  • Jeff Kerwin had spent his early years in the Spacemen's Orphanage on Darkover. Yet he'd never felt that he belonged there, for he was haunted by dreams of the world surrounding the Terran city. After being shipped back to Earth, Jeff finally returns ...


  • What forces would operate if there were two objects that were absolutely identical in form and substance? This problem has occupied both workers in magic and the scientists of physics and psychology. It is the pivot of Marion Zimmer Bradley's novel o...



  • The lore of the planet of the Bloody Sun, Darkover, with its human and semi-human peoples, its science of mental powers, its loves and hates, its feuds and favors--all have grown into one of the greater classics of the imagination, comparable only to...


  • WORLD WALKER OR'TWEENMAN Fenton was only a 'tweenman, without body or shadow; his body lay back in the laboratory where Dr. Garnock was experimenting with a new drug. Yet Fenton was in the fairy world of the Alfar, helplessly watching the Faerie Q...


  • This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts ...


  • DOMINATION OR DESTINY The women of Isis held fast to a near-extinct culture of matriarchal rule. Deep within their sacred ruins dwelled the Builders, an ancient spirit -- a spirit that spoke only to women. Cherished and worshiped, their soft, warmin...


  • All with the right to rule the Alton Domain were dead, save Kennard's unborn son. Lady Bruna swore to serve as Regent, to protect her brother's widow and child, and command the Guards in Thendara until the boy was old enough to take up the duties him...


  • THE MATRIC WARS The great epic of the world beneath the Bloody Sun known as Darkover did not begin with the coming of the Terrans. It began far earlier, during the dark days of the civilization that came to be known as the Ages of Chaos. For in...


  • This is the novel of four who defied the powers of the matrix guardians--fanatics who protected those powers so that the planet of the ruddy sun might never fall beneath the influence of materialistic Terrans. The four who found themselves fused i...



  • Dark Stars of Mystery - -Mardee Haskell, a spirited Leo summoned to her great-aunt's luxurious estate in Haiti, was eager to be involved in the exciting epic being filmed at Maison Dominique. In this romantic island setting, Mardee became entangled w...


  • The major theme of THE SHATTEREDCHAIN concerns the role of women. While only women can command the power of the matrix and the secret sciences which keep Darkover from Terran hands, in most respects they are still chattel -- indeed in some barbaric p...


  • THE HERITAGE OF HASTUR, longest and most intricate of the Darkover books, is a brilliant epic of the pivotal event in the strange love-hate relationship between the Terran worlds and the semi-alien offspring of forgotten peoples. This is the novel...


  • Although Darkover was a world inhabited by humans as well as semi-humans, it was primarily forbidden ground to the Terran traders. Most of the planet's wild terrain was unexplored... and many of its peoples seclusive and secretive. But for Andrew ...


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    The hunters were fair by their standards... but their standards were utterly inhuman. They kidnapped intelligent beings from many far-off planets as prey for their hunt. They gave them their choice of the best weapons available, allowed them plenty o...


  • Here is the tale of the arrival of humans on the mysterious, uncharted world of Darkover, the story of what happened when a Terran colony ship crashlanded on Darkover, and colonists and crew were divided between those who sought to repair the starshi...


  • PLANETARY INVESTMENTS UNLIMITED --that was its official name. But unofficially it was known as Worldwreckers, Inc. For a fee, its agents would infiltrate any world unwilling to give up its independence, and do enough damage so the natives would be f...


  • Turning under a blood-red sun, Darkover had always been a mystery to the Terrans. Its most puzzling riddles lay in the incredibly high mountains known as the Hellers. These jagged and almost impassable peaks sheltered races and enigmas that had becom...


  • Barry Cowan woke up screaming in a hospital room with a nightmare where his memory should have been, and a curious brass figurine in his pocket that made the nightmare seem all too likely to be true. Yet for all the emptiness there was a familiarity ...


  • A TERRAN-DARKOVAN ALLIANCE Although the natives of Darkover are the descendants of a long-lost Terran colony ship, they distrust the Terran spacers who have recently taken up residence on their planet. Many feel that these strangers from space hav...


  • OUTCAST ON TWO WORLDS Jeff Kerwin had spent his early years in the Spacemen's Orphanage in the Terran Trade City on Darkover. Yet he'd never felt he'd belonged there for he was haunted by dreams of the world surrounding the Terran city, a world h...


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    One body, two minds--and a world in the balance!" Marion Zimmer Bradley has written some of the finest science fiction in print. She has been away from our pages too long. So this story is in the nature of a triumphant return. It could well be her be...


  • Lew Alton had always walked between two worlds -- his mother was Terran, his father Darkovan -- and he had never been accepted by either. Yet Alton alone could fully understand both worlds, and the mystic forces gathering to engulf them. That was wh...



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    She left behind a legacy of fear. WIFE BY PROXY Count Etienne de Montigny made an unusual proposition to orphaned Laura Monteith: she would pose as Monique, his wife, who had disappeared and undoubtedly had been killed. Struck by her incredib...