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Publication Order of Darkover Books

The Planet Savers (By: Elisabeth Waters) (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sword of Aldones (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bloody Sun (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star of Danger (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Winds of Darkover (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World Wreckers (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darkover Landfall (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spell Sword (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heritage of Hastur (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shattered Chain (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forbidden Tower (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stormqueen! (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two to Conquer (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sharra's Exile (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hawkmistress! (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thendara House (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
City of Sorcery (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heirs of Hammerfell (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rediscovery (With: Mercedes Lackey) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Exile's Song (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shadow Matrix (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Traitor's Sun (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zandru's Forge (With: Deborah J. Ross) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Flame in Hali (With: Deborah J. Ross) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hastur Lord (With: Deborah J. Ross) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of Brendan Ensolare (By: Deborah Wheeler) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Children of Kings (With: Deborah J. Ross) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thunderlord (With: Deborah J. Ross) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ski the Hellers (By: Elisabeth Waters) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Laran Gambit (With: Deborah J. Ross) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Darkover Books

Darkover Landfall(1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stormqueen!(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thunderlord (With: Deborah J. Ross)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Traitor's Sun(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hawkmistress!(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heirs of Hammerfell(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rediscovery (With: Mercedes Lackey)(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shattered Chain(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spell Sword(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forbidden Tower(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thendara House(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
City of Sorcery(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star of Danger(1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Winds of Darkover(1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bloody Sun(1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heritage of Hastur(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Planet Savers (By: Elisabeth Waters)(1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sharra's Exile(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sword of Aldones(1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World Wreckers(1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Exile's Song(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shadow Matrix(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two to Conquer(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zandru's Forge (With: Deborah J. Ross)(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Flame in Hali (With: Deborah J. Ross)(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hastur Lord (With: Deborah J. Ross)(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Children of Kings (With: Deborah J. Ross)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of Brendan Ensolare (By: Deborah Wheeler)(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ski the Hellers (By: Elisabeth Waters)(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Laran Gambit (With: Deborah J. Ross)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Claire Moffatt/Occult Tales Books

Publication Order of Hunters Books

with Paul Edwin Zimmer
Hunters of the Red Moon (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Survivors (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sixth Sense Books

In the Steps of the Master (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Avalon Books

The Mists of Avalon (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forest House / The Forests of Avalon (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady of Avalon (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Priestess of Avalon (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ancestors of Avalon (By: Diana L. Paxson) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ravens of Avalon (By: Diana L. Paxson) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword of Avalon (By: Diana L. Paxson) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Avalon Books

Ancestors of Avalon (By: Diana L. Paxson)(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ravens of Avalon (By: Diana L. Paxson)(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forest House / The Forests of Avalon(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady of Avalon(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Priestess of Avalon(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mists of Avalon(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword of Avalon (By: Diana L. Paxson)(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Web Of Light Books

Web of Darkness (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Web of Light (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fall of Atlantis (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Trillium Books

Black Trillium (With: Andre Norton,Julian May) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Trillium (By: Julian May) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Golden Trillium (By: Andre Norton) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady of the Trillium (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sky Trillium (By: Julian May) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Light Books

Publication Order of Glenraven Books

with Holly Lisle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Year of the Big Thaw (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven from the Stars (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Door Through Space (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
I am a Lesbian (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Strange Women (As: Miriam Gardner) (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Colors of Space (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Sister, My Love (As: Miriam Gardner) (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spare Her Heaven / Anything Goes (As: Morgan Ives) (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twilight Lovers (As: Miriam Gardner) (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Castle Terror (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Adam for Eve (As: John Dexter) (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knives of Desire (As: Morgan Ives) (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Souvenir of Monique (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bluebeard's Daughter (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Brass Dragon (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Endless Voyage / The Endless Universe (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Can Ellen Be Saved? (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Drums of Darkness (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ruins of Isis / Haunted Spaceship (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Catch Trap (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House Between The Worlds (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Survey Ship (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night's Daughter (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warrior Woman (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Firebrand (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tiger Burning Bright (With: Mercedes Lackey,Andre Norton) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lythande Short Stories/Novellas

Bird of Prey (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Men, Halflings & Hero Worship (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jewel of Arwen (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Parting of Arwen (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gratitude of Kings (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Once and Future Merlin (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Crime Therapist (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Centaurus Changeling (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Between the Stars (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Falcons of Narabedla (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Measureless to Man (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Genuine Old Master (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lythande (With: Vonda N. McIntyre) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stars Are Waiting (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Intruder (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Phoenix (With: Ted White) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jamie and Other Stories: The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Marion Zimmer Bradley Short Story Collection (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marion Zimmer Bradley, Science Fiction Collection (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Checklist: A Complete, Cumulative Checklist of Lesbian, Variant and Homosexual Fiction (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Experiment Perilous (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Necessity for Beauty: Robert W. Chambers and The Romantic Tradition (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sword and Sorceress Anthologies

Sword and Sorceress XXI (By: Diana L. Paxson) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Thieves' World Books

Thieves' World (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows of Sanctuary (By: Philip Jose Farmer,John Brunner,Joe Haldeman,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Storm Season (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Face of Chaos (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wings of Omen (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead of Winter (By: Robert Lynn Asprin) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Soul of the City (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Ties (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadowspawn (By: Andrew J. Offutt) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aftermath (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uneasy Alliances (By: Robert Lynn Asprin) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stealers' Sky (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shadow of Sorcery (By: Andrew J. Offutt) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sanctuary (By: Lynn Abbey) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Turning Points (By: Dennis L. McKiernan,Mickey Zucker Reichert,Lynn Abbey,Raymond E. Feist,Diana Paxson) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enemies of Fortune (By: C.J. Cherryh,Jody Lynn Nye,Mickey Zucker Reichert,Lynn Abbey,Robin Wayne Bailey,Jeff Grubb,Selina Rosen,Andrew Offutt,Diana Paxson) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thieves' World: Player's Manual (By: James Ryman) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Lythande (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Clingfire Books

with Deborah J. Ross
The Fall of Neskaya (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zandru's Forge (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Flame in Hali (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children of Kings Books

with Deborah J. Ross
The Alton Gift (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hastur Lord (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Children of Kings (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Darkover Books

with Mercedes Lackey
Different Kind of Courage (By: Mercedes Lackey) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Set a Thief (By: Mercedes Lackey) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rediscovery (With: Mercedes Lackey) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poetic License (By: Mercedes Lackey) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Object Lesson (By: Mercedes Lackey) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

If This Goes On(1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demon Lovers and Strange Seductions(1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Algol The Magazine About Science Fiction - Winter 1977 / 1978(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Keeper's Price -Darkover Anthologies(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword of Chaos -Darkover Anthologies(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Greyhaven(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword and Sorceress(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moonsinger's Friends: An Anthology in Honor of Andre Norton(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword and Sorceress II(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Free Amazons of Darkover - Darkover Anthologies(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword and Sorceress III(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Worlds Apart(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword and Sorceress IV(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Other Side of the Mirror -Darkover Anthologies(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Sun of Darkover -Darkover Anthologies(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword and Sorceress V(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four Moons of Darkover -Darkover Anthologies(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spell Singers(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spells of Wonder(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Domains of Darkover -Darkover Anthologies(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword and Sorceress VI(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword and Sorceress VII(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Renunciates of Darkover(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword and Sorceress VIII(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leroni of Darkover(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword and Sorceress IX(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword and Sorceress X(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Towers of Darkover(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darkover(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snows of Darkover(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword and Sorceress XI(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword and Sorceress XII(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Excalibur(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley Fantasy Magazine, Volume 2(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword and Sorceress XIII(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Space Opera(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword and Sorceress XIV(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword and Sorceress XV(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Worlds(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chronicles of the Round Table(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword and Sorceress XVI(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword and Sorceress XVII(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword and Sorceress XVIII(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword and Sorceress XIX(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword and Sorceress XX(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Music of Darkover(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lieu: Science Fiction Short Stories(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction Gems, Volume 9(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Written in the Stars: Science Fiction Stories by Women, 1930-1962(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Marion Zimmer Bradley is an American author who writes in the fantasy and science fiction genres. As an author she is best known for writing the Avalon series which began with The Mists of Avalon.

She was born in 1930 in Albany, New York and started writing at the age of just seventeen. Bradley attended Hardin-Simmons University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts. She then moved to California for her graduate studies at University of California, Berkeley. She made her first sale when she got a story published in Amazing Stories in 1949. She wrote a few more short stories before having her first novel published, Falcons of Narabedla in 1957.

Marion wrote books under a variety of pen name in her career, including as Morgan Ives, Miriam Gardner, John Dexter, and Lee Chapman. She wrote pulp novels and some in the gay and lesbian pulp fiction genres which were considered pornographic at the time, but are more tame by today’s standards. In 1958, she introduced readers to the Darkover planet in The Planet Savers. She would return to the planet of Darkover for many entries in the series over the years.

In addition to her writing, Zimmer Bradley also edited anthologies. She was the long-time editor of the Sword and Sorceress anthology series and also published Darkover anthologies featuring some stories that were submitted by fans.

Marion passed away in September of 1999. After her death she was awarded the World Fantasy Award for lifetime achievement in 2000.

The Firebrand is a standalone novel from Marion Zimmer Bradley. In this book, the author blends archaeological fact with the legends of gods and heroes. The book is a retelling of the tale of the Trojan War which reinvents the original characters as living people in a struggle that dooms both sides. The fate of the warriors is seen through the eyes of Kassandra: a priestess, princess, and passionate woman with the spirit of a warrior.

The Light series begins with Ghostlight. Thorne Blackburn claimed that he could tap into ancient wisdom which gave him magical powers. While others claimed he was fake who was out to steal their money. The truth of the matter may never be known. One night thirty years ago, one of Blackburn’s rituals went wrong leaving a woman dead and shattering his flock. The man vanished and his followers found their way to a new leader, Justin Pilgrim. When Blackburn’s daughter, Truth, finds out about this she returns to the place of her father’s disappearance looking for answers.

Witchlight is the second book in the Light series. Winter Musgrave has a mysterious past with few memories. Now, she seems to be possessed as things break when she walks by and dead animals find their way to her doorstep. Winter can’t shake the feeling that something horrible happened in her past and that those things are now haunting her. She needs help and seeks out the help of Truth Jourdemayne and learns that the key to unlocking her lost memories lies within herself and the circle of friends she made in college. That group broke up long ago, but now Winter must bring them back together is she hopes to save her own life.

The Mists of Avalon is one of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s most popular books and the first book in the Avalon series. This book is a tale of Camelot’s court as told through the eyes of the women who bolstered the king’s rise and schemed for his fall. The story follows these women from their childhoods to the fulfillment of their destinies. While the Knights of the Round Table head on their quest and Merlin and Viviane do their magic, Morgaine and Gwenhwyfar struggle for control over the fate of Arthur’s kingdom.

The Avalon series continues with The Forest House. As Britain is struggling to survive the Roman invasion, Eilan is the daughter of a warleader with the gift of visions. Her fate is to become a priestess of the Forest House, but fate led Eilan to Gaius as well. He is a soldier of mixed blood that was sent by the Romans to subdue the British. Eilan felt a forbidden love for him and she has a terrible secret that will haunt her as she is crowned the new High Priestess. Enemies come to the Forest House shelters to destroy the magic they shelter and Eilan must trust the power to lead them through the labyrinth of her destiny.

Dark Satanic is the first book in the Occult Tales series. In this story, Jamie Melford is about to publish a book about witchcraft which will reveal hidden occult secrets. Unfortunately, there is someone dark and powerful who wants the book and its author destroyed. His wife will do whatever it takes to protect him from these forces, but will her love be strong enough an evil that threatens everything that she holds dear in her life?

The Occult Tales series continues with The Inheritor. The book begins with a woman named Leslie Barnes who just purchased her first home. The house overlooks San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and it feels like the perfect place for Leslie and her sister. It feels like that, but it is not like that because as soon as they move in, a plague of dark events begins to haunt them both.

The Heirs of Hammerfell is one of the key books in the Darkover saga. The book takes place in the age of The Hundred Kingdoms as the feud between the Hammerfell and Storn is boiling over. Their feud leads to the death of the Duke of Hammerfell. His infant twin sons were separated at the time and each grew up to believe that they were the rightful Duke of Hammerfell. Conn was raised in the mountains and continued the fight against teh Storns. While Alastair grew up with his mother and made plans to marry his cousin, Floria. When the twins encounter one another later in life, it will change their lives forever.

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One Response to “Marion Zimmer Bradley”

  1. Dennis Montgomery: 1 year ago

    Traitor’s Sun is the end of the Darkover series. The Heritage of Hastur (1975) and The Sword of Aldones are essentially the same book though the former is more in depth and complete. Two to Conquer (1980) Zandru’s Forge (With: Deborah J. Ross)
    (2003) A Flame in Hali (With: Deborah J. Ross)
    (2004) Hastur Lord (With: Deborah J. Ross)
    (2010) The Children of Kings (With: Deborah J. Ross) (2013) Ski the Hellers
    (By:Elisabeth Waters,Deborah J. Ross)
    (2020) and The Laran Gambit (With: Deborah J. Ross) are all, as far as I know, from the “Ages of Chaos” or just after and are thus very early cronological Darkover works.


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