Marion Zimmer Bradley
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


The Planet Savers(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bloody Sun(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star of Danger(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Winds of Darkover(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World Wreckers(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Darkover Landfall(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spell Sword(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Heritage of Hastur(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shattered Chain(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Forbidden Tower(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stormqueen!(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Two to Conquer(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sharra's Exile(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hawkmistress(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thendara House(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
City of Sorcery(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Heirs of Hammerfell(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rediscovery(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Exile's Song(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shadow Matrix(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Traitor's Sun(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hastur Lord(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Darkover Books


Darkover Landfall(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stormqueen!(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hawkmistress(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Two to Conquer(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Heirs of Hammerfell(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shattered Chain(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spell Sword(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Forbidden Tower(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thendara House(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
City of Sorcery(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star of Danger(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Winds of Darkover(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bloody Sun(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Heritage of Hastur(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Planet Savers(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rediscovery(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sharra's Exile(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World Wreckers(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hastur Lord(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Exile's Song(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shadow Matrix(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Traitor's Sun(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Clingfire Books


The Fall of Neskaya(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zandru's Forge(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Flame in Hali(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Children Of Kings Books


The Alton Gifts(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Darkover Novellas


The Ballad of Hastur and Cassilda(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Man of Impulse(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Will Tell(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bride Price(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Oathbreaker(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lesson of the Inn(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Everything But Freedom(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Firetrap(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hilary's Homecoming(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hilary's Wedding(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hawkmaster's Son(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Knives(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Legend of Lady Bruna(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shadow(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ten Minutes or So(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Word of a Hastur(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Keep the Oath(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Darkover Anthologies


The Keeper's Price(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword of Chaos(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Free Amazons of Darkover(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Other Side of the Mirror(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Sun of Darkover(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Four Moons of Darkover(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Domains of Darkover(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Renunciates of Darkover(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Leroni of Darkover(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Towers of Darkover(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Snows of Darkover(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Claire Moffatt Books


Dark Satanic(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Inheritor(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Witch Hill(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Hunters Books


Hunters of the Red Moon(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Survivors(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Sixth Sense Books


In the Steps of the Master(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Avalon Books


The Mists of Avalon(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Forest House(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lady of Avalon(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Priestess of Avalon(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ancestors of Avalon(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Raven of Avalon(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword of Avalon(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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


Web of Darkness(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Web of Light(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Trillium Books


Black Trillium(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lady of the Trillium(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Witchlight Books


Ghostlight(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Witchlight(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gravelight(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heartlight(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Glenraven Books


Glenraven(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Rift(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Falcons of Narabedla(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seven from the Stars(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Door Through Space(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Am a Lesbian(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Colors of Space(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Sister, My Love(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spare Her Heaven(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anything Goes(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Twilight Lovers(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Castle Terror(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Knives of Desire(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Adam for Eve(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Souvenir of Monique(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Strange Women(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bluebeard's Daughter(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Brass Dragon(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Can Ellen Be Saved?(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Endless Voyage(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Drums of Darkness(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Haunted Spaceship(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ruins of Isis(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Catch Trap(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The House Between the Worlds(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Survey Ship(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night's Daughter(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Warrior Woman(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The FireBrand(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tiger Burning Bright(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lythande Novellas


The Gratitude of Kings(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Somebody Else's Magic(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wandering Lute(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sea Wrack(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bitch(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Kill the Undead(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Virgin and the Volcano(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Walker Behind(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wuzzles(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novellas


The Jewel of Arwen(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Parting of Arwen(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Men, Halflings and Hero Worship(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moonfire(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stars Are Waiting(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Year of the Big Thaw(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bird of Prey(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Once and Future Merlin(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


The Dark Intruder and Other Stories(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lythande(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley: Jamie and Other Stories(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Sword And Sorceress Anthologies


Sword and Sorceress I(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword and Sorceress II(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword and Sorceress III(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword and Sorceress IV(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword and Sorceress V(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword and Sorceress VI(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword and Sorceress VII(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword and Sorceress VIII(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword and Sorceress IX(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword and Sorceress X(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword and Sorceress XI(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword and Sorceress XII(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword and Sorceress XIII(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword and Sorceress XIV(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword and Sorceress XV(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword and Sorceress XVI(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword and Sorceress XVII(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword and Sorceress XVIII(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword and Sorceress XIX(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword and Sorceress XX(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword and Sorceress XXI(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword and Sorceress XXII(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword and Sorceress XXIII(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword and Sorceress XXIV(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword and Sorceress XXV(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword and Sorceress XXVI(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


Greyhaven(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spells of Wonder(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine Vol. 2(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Worlds(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Checklist: A Complete, Cumulative Checklist of Lesbian, Variant and Homosexual Fiction(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Darkover Cookbook(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Experiment Perilous: Three Essays on Science Fiction(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Necessity for Beauty: Robert W. Chambers and The Romantic Tradition(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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.

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