Bradley, Marion Zimmer

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American author; known for her fantastic and science fiction; also wrote under various pseudonyms; b. 1930; d. 1999.

From the description of Marion Zimmer Bradley collection, [196-]-2001. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70971771

Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley (1930-1999) was an American author of fantasy novels including; the "The Mists of Avalon" and the "Darkover" series.

From the description of Marion Zimmer Bradley correspondence with Lion Book Shop, 1963-1965. (University of California, Davis). WorldCat record id: 393391737

Marion Bradley, musician and writer, was born in Albany, New York and educated at York State College for Teachers (now SUNY). She later did graduate work at the Univ. of California (Berkeley). Bradley began writing in the 1950's and her first novel, Songs from Rivendall was privately published in 1959. During the 1960's she concentrated on science fiction, writing The door through space (1961) was published by Ace Books. Since then she has published over 36 novels and stories.

Bradley is known for the Darkover Series, which chronicles the saga between explorer from earth and the planet Darkover, spanning more than 2,000 years. The series has developed cult status.

From the description of Seven from the stars: Manuscript, 1955. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122582546

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Fantasy fiction, American
American literature--20th century
Science fiction, American
American literature--Women authors
Women authors, American


Birth 1930-06-03

Death 1999-09-25





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