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The Saga of the Renunciates: Darkover Omnibus #3


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Long out of print, these three novels that comprise The Saga of the Renunciates are now available in one volume. Bradley weaves the masterful tale of two valiant Amazon women who try to break the invisible chains of custom, convention, habit, and expectation with which society binds women, and women bind themselves. (August)

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Marion Zimmer was born in Albany, NY, on June 3, 1930, and married Robert Alden Bradley in 1949. Mrs. Bradley received her B.A. in 1964 from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, then did graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1965-67.

She was a science fiction/fantasy fan from her middle teens, and made her first sale as an adjunct to an amateur fiction contest in Fantastic/Amazing Stories in 1949. She had written as long as she could remember, but wrote only for school magazines and fanzines until 1952, when she sold her first professional short story to Vortex Science Fiction. She wrote everything from science fiction to Gothics, but is probably best known for her Darkover novels.

In addition to her novels, Mrs. Bradley edited many magazines, amateur and professional, including Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine, which she started in 1988. She also edited an annual anthology called Sword and Sorceress for DAW Books.

Over the years she turned more to fantasy; The House Between the Worlds, although a selection of the Science Fiction Book Club, was "fantasy undiluted". She wrote a novel of the women in the Arthurian legends — Morgan Le Fay, the Lady of the Lake, and others — entitled Mists of Avalon, which made the NY Times best seller list both in hardcover and trade paperback, and she also wrote The Firebrand, a novel about the women of the Trojan War. Her historical fantasy novels, The Forest House, Lady of Avalon, Mists of Avalon are prequels to Priestess of Avalon

She died in Berkeley, California on September 25, 1999, four days after suffering a major heart attack. She was survived by her brother, Leslie Zimmer; her sons, David Bradley and Patrick Breen; her daughter, Moira Stern; and her grandchildren.

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Korta, December 13, 2006 (view all comments by Korta)
I recently read this book, having gotten it at the library, and can't wait to get it for my very own! The world of Darkover has a society of strong-willed women, known by the uninitiated as Amazons... the characters are delightful, the story surprising and a fabulous read, and the whole world is intriguing...I'll have to read more Darkover books next!
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Bradley, Marion Zimmer
Daw Books
New York
Fantasy fiction
Fantasy - Series
Darkover (imaginary place)
Fantasy - General
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Series Adventure
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
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MM Picture Book
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Grade Level:
from 12
6.84x4.07x1.86 in. 1.15 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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