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  • Title: The Keeper's Price
  • Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley Jacqueline Lichtenberg Jean Lorrah Diana L. Paxson Kathleen Williams Elisabeth Waters Linda Frankel Susan M. Schwartz
  • ISBN: 9780879975173
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

  • From the back cover The lore of the planet of the Bloody Sun, Darkover, with its human and semi human peoples, its science of emntal powers, its loves and hates, its feuds and favors all have grown into one of the greater classics of the imagination, comparable only to the Middle Earth of Tolkien.For so deep and complex has been the creation of this worlds that readersFrom the back cover The lore of the planet of the Bloody Sun, Darkover, with its human and semi human peoples, its science of emntal powers, its loves and hates, its feuds and favors all have grown into one of the greater classics of the imagination, comparable only to the Middle Earth of Tolkien.For so deep and complex has been the creation of this worlds that readers have sought to fill in the unknown spots of its saga They, forming the Friends of Darkover, have joined with Marion Zimmer Bradley to create this anthology of new stories of Darkover, written by its most talented followers Here are stories that span the whole of Darkover history from the days after the original landfall, through the Ages of Chaos, the Pact of the Comyn, and the coming of the Terrans Included are three original stories by Marion Zimmer Bradley and her editorial commentaries on each story.
    Marion Zimmer Bradley Jacqueline Lichtenberg Jean Lorrah Diana L. Paxson Kathleen Williams Elisabeth Waters Linda Frankel Susan M. Schwartz
    Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley was an American author of fantasy novels such as The Mists of Avalon and the Darkover series, often with a feminist outlook.Bradley s first published novel length work was Falcons of Narabedla, first published in the May 1957 issue of Other Worlds When she was a child, Bradley stated that she enjoyed reading adventure fantasy authors such as Henry Kuttner, Edmond Hamilton, and Leigh Brackett, especially when they wrote about the glint of strange suns on worlds that never were and never would be Her first novel and much of her subsequent work show their influence strongly.Early in her career, writing as Morgan Ives, Miriam Gardner, John Dexter, and Lee Chapman, Marion Zimmer Bradley produced several works outside the speculative fiction genre, including some gay and lesbian pulp fiction novels For example, I Am a Lesbian was published in 1962 Though relatively tame by today s standards, they were considered pornographic when published, and for a long time she refused to disclose the titles she wrote under these pseudonyms.Her 1958 story The Planet Savers introduced the planet of Darkover, which became the setting of a popular series by Bradley and other authors The Darkover milieu may be considered as either fantasy with science fiction overtones or as science fiction with fantasy overtones, as Darkover is a lost earth colony where psi powers developed to an unusual degree Bradley wrote many Darkover novels by herself, but in her later years collaborated with other authors for publication her literary collaborators have continued the series since her death.Bradley took an active role in science fiction and fantasy fandom, promoting interaction with professional authors and publishers and making several important contributions to the subculture.For many years, Bradley actively encouraged Darkover fan fiction and reprinted some of it in commercial Darkover anthologies, continuing to encourage submissions from unpublished authors, but this ended after a dispute with a fan over an unpublished Darkover novel of Bradley s that had similarities to some of the fan s stories As a result, the novel remained unpublished, and Bradley demanded the cessation of all Darkover fan fiction.Bradley was also the editor of the long running Sword and Sorceress anthology series, which encouraged submissions of fantasy stories featuring original and non traditional heroines from young and upcoming authors Although she particularly encouraged young female authors, she was not averse to including male authors in her anthologies Mercedes Lackey was just one of many authors who first appeared in the anthologies She also maintained a large family of writers at her home in Berkeley Ms Bradley was editing the final Sword and Sorceress manuscript up until the week of her death in September of 1999.Probably her most famous single novel is The Mists of Avalon A retelling of the Camelot legend from the point of view of Morgaine and Gwenhwyfar, it grew into a series of books like the Darkover series, the later novels are written with or by other authors and have continued to appear after Bradley s death.In 2000, she was posthumously awarded the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement In 2014, Bradley was accused of sexual abuse by her daughter, Moira Greyland, who claims that she was molested from the age of 3 to 12 Greyland also claimed that she was not the only victim and that she was one of the people who reported her father, Walter H Breen, for child molestation In response to these allegations Bradley s publisher Victor Gollancz Ltd announced that they will donate all income from the sales of Bradley s e books to the charity Save the Children From


    Commentaires:

    Valerie
    I'll have to add the table of contents as I go. All the authors in the anthology are listed in the citation, but I don't see the table of contents. Ok, here goes:(1) Introduction by the creator of Darkover: this adds little to what Bradley had already said. Evidently when she began editing anthologies, Bradley developed a sort of boilerplate introduction, which she varied only slightly. The introductions to the individual stories are somewhat more individualized, though I don't care for the way [...]

    Jimmy
    VAI DOM:(Vai dom ‘Worthy Lord’)Marion Zimmer Bradley writes that this short story "comes first in this collection [] because it is, chronologically, the earliest in recorded Darkovan history, coming only a few generations after Darkover Landfall."A combination of drunkenness, powerful laran, and fighting the native Darkover bird-like creatures, the Ya-men, causes a blood debt between the childhood friends Darriel di Asturien and Robard Macrae. THE FOREST:The Ya-men are an awesome and interes [...]

    Lisa (Harmonybites)
    No one will mistake this for great literature or great science fiction, so why rate it so high? Well, I was surprised at how well these held up. I haven't reread this for years--maybe decades. Yet I remember all the stories, some just from the title, others just a few paragraphs in, and that's rare for me with a short story anthology after so much time. Three of the 16 short stories are written or co-written by Marion Zimmer Bradley herself. My favorites were Elizabeth Water's "The Alton Gift" ( [...]

    Chris
    This collection includes some work by Bradley herself, including a piece that appears in one of her novels. “The Hawk-Master’s Son” gives more detail to some popular characters and there is some about the Forbidden Circle in the title story.Perhaps the best one is “The Fires of Her Vengeance” by Susan M. Schwartz. Schwartz does a good job of conveying her character’s determination and panic. She also trusts the reader and makes the reader think. “Vai Dom” by Paxson is a good expl [...]

    Christopher Sutch
    Considering that this volume contains Darkover stories written mainly by amateur (at the time) writers, I was surprised to discover that all of these stories (with one exception) were enjoyable and well-written. The highlights, of course, are the four new stories by Marion Zimmer Bradley, but many of the others are quite good and make positive contributions to the Darkover mythology. The exception is the story co-written by professional author Jaqueline Lichtenberg, which somewhat surprised me. [...]

    Deirdre
    Worth reading the rantage for how things haven't changed in decades.Made me want to root out the Darkover books and re-read. I know Bradley has some problems and blindnesses but overall it's interesting and well worth a read.

    Samuel Lubell
    Early anthology of stories set on Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover. Only a couple had the Free s who later dominated the anthologies so it was a mix of stories of different eras of the planet's history. This is interesting for big fans only, not where new writers should start.

    Valerie
    I don't like short stories, but the notes and intros by MZB are very good.

    McCartha Sheron
    I enjoy the series

    Debi
    I am completely immersed in Darkover right now. MZB is amazing and it is hard to believe that the planet Darkover is not real and its characters merely fictional.

    dogpossum
    The first of the Darkovan short stories written by Friends of Darkover (and MZB herself), the quality is inconsistent, but the concept is interesting.

    Ellyanna
    All time fav

    Serena
    I just adore Darkover, so all these little glimpses into other people's writing about Darkover was lovely.

    Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
    This is probably most interesting for the introduction, where MZB muses upon being a woman writing SF/F, and the creator of a setting for which people like to produce fanfiction.

    Norman Howe
    First Darkover collection with stories written by others besides MZB. As enthralling as the originals.

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