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Darkover Landfall

Darkover Landfall [Kindle Edition]

Marion Zimmer Bradley
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Darkover, a planet of wonder, world of mystery, has been a favourite of science fiction readers for many years. For it is a truly alien sphere - a world of strange intelligences of brooding skies beneath a ruddy sun, and of powers unknown to Earth. In this new novel, Mario Zimmer Bradley tells of the original coming of the Earthmen, of the days when Darkover knew not humanity. This is the full bodied novel of what happened when a colonial starship crashlanded on that uncharted planet to encounter for the first time in human existence the impact of the Ghost Wind, of the psychic currents that were native only to that world, and of the price that every Earthling must pay before Darkover can claim for itself.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 299 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Gateway (29 Sep 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005HRT8GS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #125,956 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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, 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 was "fantasy undiluted." She wrote a best-selling novel of the women in the Arthurian legends--Morgan Le Fay, the Lady of the Lake, and others--entitled MISTS OF AVALON, and she also wrote THE FIREBRAND, a novel about the women of the Trojan War. Her historical fantasy novels, THE FOREST HOUSE and LADY OF AVALON are prequels to MISTS 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 Mark Greyland; her daughter, Moira Greyland; and her grandchildren.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
I started with the later books of the series and always wondered how the humans came across their matrixes. Then I found this book. It was great, it filled in a lot of details. Like what really happened in Darkover's beginning, not just the myths that you read about in the later stories. If you've never read MZB before, start with this one. If you have read her before, read this anyways.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
I first got aquainted with MZB by reading my sister-in-law's MZB's Fantasy magazine. I'm not that into fantasy that much, but I was curious about her writing, since most of the short stories in her magazine aren't hers. I wanted a short book that wouldn't take me long, and once I discovered the Darkover series, I decided to start with the first one. It had me hooked quickly when I discovered the premise was somewhat paralleling some Star Trek/Next Gen books. It kind of made a left turn from where I thought it would go, but it was still an interesting story that has me curious about the other books in the Darkover series. It's a good book for those who enjoy SF and would like to add a little variety to their diet. It is a bit short, so you won't have much time lost if you discover it's not for you. Check it out.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The first Darkover story 29 April 2013
By Liz
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is one of the early Darkover books telling us how the planet was accidentally colonised from Earth. It's a great survival yarn with attractive characters and a wonderful virgin planet setting. Thankfully there's far less emphasis on the relationship hand-wringing and sexual angst of many of the later books in the series. One of my favourite Darkover stories.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The background of humans on Darkover 8 Jan 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Darkover Landfall goes back 2,000 years to the original Terran ship that crashes on Cottman IV (Darkover). Good background book to read before you immerse yourself in the Darkover Universe
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2.0 out of 5 stars The first Darkover book, chronologically. 20 Sep 1997
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The ship has crashed, there's no seeming way off the desolate planet, but still it looks like there's dissention in the ranks. The overly pastoral-minded colonists view this planet as just as good as the one they were on their way to and the spacers just want to GO!

The female characters are a little too motherly for my tastes (all overly-feminine acting), but that was the times. Written the year I was born it was, nonetheless, a quite enjoyable read.
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