Order of Marion Zimmer Bradley Books
Marion Zimmer Bradley was an American author of fantasy, science fiction and speculative fiction, as well as some gay & lesbian pulp fiction novels (which were controversial at the time) under various pseudonyms. Feminist views were a common theme in Bradley’s fiction. Bradley is best known for her Darkover series and to a lesser degree, her Avalon series. She also edited the long-running Sword and Sorceress anthology, which gave Mercedes Lackey her start as a published author. Bradley passed away in 1999 at the age of 69 after years of failing health.
Marion Zimmer Bradley started out placing well in a short fiction contest for the magazine Amazing Stories. Her story, Outpost, was published in Vol. 23, No. 12 of the magazine (December 1949). Her first novel was Falcons of Narabedla, published in 1957. Below is a list of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s books in order of when they were originally published (as well as in chronological order when necessary):
Publication Order of Darkover Books
Chronological Order of Darkover Books
Publication Order of Clingfire Books
Publication Order of Children Of Kings Books
Publication Order of Darkover Novellas
Publication Order of Darkover Anthologies
Publication Order of Claire Moffatt Books
Publication Order of Hunters Books
Publication Order of Sixth Sense Books
Publication Order of Avalon Books
|The Mists of Avalon||(1979)|
|The Forest House||(1993)|
|Lady of Avalon||(1997)|
|Priestess of Avalon||(2000)|
|The Ancestors of Avalon||(2004)|
|Raven of Avalon||(2007)|
|Sword of Avalon||(2009)|
Chronological Order of Avalon Books
The chronology of the Avalon books is as follows: Ancestors of Avalon; Sword of Avalon; Ravens of Avalon; The Forests of Avalon (aka The Forest House); Lady of Avalon; Priestess of Avalon; The Mists of Avalon.
Publication Order of Web Of Light Books
Publication Order of Trillium Books
Publication Order of Witchlight Books
Publication Order of Glenraven Books
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Publication Order of Lythande Novellas
|The Gratitude of Kings||(1997)|
|Somebody Else's Magic||(2010)|
|The Wandering Lute||(2010)|
|To Kill the Undead||(2011)|
|The Virgin and the Volcano||(2011)|
|The Walker Behind||(2011)|
Publication Order of Standalone Novellas
|The Jewel of Arwen||(1974)|
|The Parting of Arwen||(1974)|
|Men, Halflings and Hero Worship||(2009)|
|The Stars Are Waiting||(2011)|
|Year of the Big Thaw||(2011)|
|Bird of Prey||(2011)|
|The Once and Future Merlin||(2012)|
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
|The Dark Intruder and Other Stories||(1964)|
|The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley||(1985)|
|The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley: Jamie and Other Stories||(1988)|
Publication Order of Sword And Sorceress Anthologies
Publication Order of Anthologies
|Spells of Wonder||(1989)|
|The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine||(1995)|
|The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine Vol. 2||(2009)|
|Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Worlds||(2012)|
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
Notes: Stormqueen! and the Hunters books were co-authored by Paul Edwin Zimmer. Rediscovery was co-authored by Mercedes Lackey. Hastur Lord was co-authored by Deborah J. Ross. Exile’s Song, The Shadow Matrix and Traitor’s Sun were co-authored by Adrienne Martine-Barnes. All Avalon books were co-authored by Diana L. Paxson, except for The Mists of Avalon. The Glenraven series was co-authored with Holly Lisle. The short stories The Virgin and the Volcano and Firetrap were co-authored with Elisabeth Waters. The Clingfire and Children of Kings series were written by Deborah J. Ross, based on Bradley’s work. Tiger Burning Bright was co-authored with Mercedes Lackey and Andre Norton.
Black Trillium was co-authored with Julian May and Andre Norton. From XVIII onwards (except for XXI), the Sword and Sorceress anthologies were edited by Elisabeth Waters. XXI was edited by Diana L. Paxson. Greyhaven was co-edited with Paul Edwin Zimmer. Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Worlds was edited by Rachel E. Holmen. Experiment Perilous also contains essays by Alfred Bester and Norman Spinrad.
I Am a Lesbian was written under the pseudonym of Lee Chapman. My Sister, My Love, Twilight Lovers and The Strange Women were written under the pen name Miriam Gardner. Spare Her Heaven, Anything Goes and Knives of Desire were written as Morgan Ives. No Adam for Eve was written using the pen name John Dexter. The Endless Voyage was also published as The Endless Universe.
If You Like Marion Zimmer-Bradley Books, You’ll Love…
Marion Zimmer Bradley Synopses: The standalone novel Tiger Burning Bright is a one-time-only collaboration between three of the best in fantasy – Marion Zimmer Bradley, Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey. The House of the Tiger has been ruling Merina during a time of peace, but now Emperor Balthasar and his armies plan to crush the city/state while it’s vulernable.
The Dark Intruder and Other Stories is a short story collection contains some of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s best short fiction between 1952 and 1962. Among the stories included are The Dark Intruder (aka Mesureless to Man), Jackie Sees a Star, Exiles of Tomorrow, Death Between the Stars, The Crime Therapist, The Stars Are Waiting and Black & White.
The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley contains 16 stories between 1954 and 1980. She is known for her feminist topics, some of which included here are sex and pregnancy in space. This collection is not to be confused with the Halcyon eBook of the same title.