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Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley (lung nume, right?) s-a nascut pe data de 3 Iunie 1930 in Albany, New York. A inceput sa publice devreme (avea 19 ani in 1949, an in care a debutat cu o bucata de proza scurta – Outpost, si an in care s-a si casatorit cu Robert Alden Bradley). In 1950 a nascut primul copil, David Robert Bradley, decedat in 2008.

La inceputul anilor ’50 s-a aflat printre pionerii miscarii de eliberare sexuala; a facut parte din grupul Daughters of Bilitis, prima organizatie ce milita pentru drepturile civile si politice ale lesbieneleor in S.U.A. Intre 1950 si 1965 a publicat, sub diverse pseudonime literatura axata pe teme lesbi & gay; desi “cuminti” daca ne raportam la standardele de astazi, romanele respective au fost considerate pornografice, iar Marion multa vreme nu si-a asumat scrierea lor.

In 1964 divorteaza de Bradley si se casatoreste cu Walter H. Breen, cu care va avea doi copii, o fiica - Moira Greyland, si un fiu – Patrick. Se separa de Breen in 1979, insa cei doi raman casatoriti legal pana in anul 1990, an in care Breen a fost condamnat pentru molestare de minori; Breen avea o relatie cu un baiat in varsta de 14 ani, si, din cate se pare, Marion avea cunostinta de acst lucru.

In 1965 Marion Zimmer Bradley obtine licenta la Universitatea Hardin – Simmons din Texas, urmata de studii masterale la Berkeley, California, intre 1965 si 1967.

Botezata in ritul crestin Episcopalian, Marion a trecut la neo-paganism, pana in anii 1990, cand s-a intors la biserica Episcopaliana.

A decedat in 1999, dupa ce in ultimii ani a suferit afectiuni cardiace.

Marion Zimmer Bradley a lasat in urma o vasta colectie de serii fantasy, colaborari cu alti autori (a sprijinit tinerele talente) si opera in alte genuri.

R.I.P.

Bibliografie:

Romane
  • Falcons of Narabedla (1957)
  • The Door Through Space (1961)
  • Seven from the Stars (1961)
  • The Colours Of Space (1963)
  • Castle Terror (1965)
  • Souvenir of Monique (1967)
  • Bluebeard's Daughter (1968)
  • The Brass Dragon (1970)
  • In the Steps of the Master - The Sixth Sense #2
  • The Jewel of Arwen (1974)
  • The Parting of Arwen (1974)
  • Can Ellen Be Saved? (1975)
  • The Endless Voyage (1975)
  • Drums of Darkness (1976)
  • Ruins of Isis (1978)
  • The Catch Trap (1979)
  • The Endless Universe (1979)
  • The House Between the Worlds (1980)
  • Survey Ship (1980)
  • The Colors of Space (1983)
  • Night's Daughter (1985)
  • Warrior Woman (1987)
  • The Firebrand (1987)
  • Black Trillium (1990)
  • Lady of the Trillium (1995)
  • Tiger Burning Bright (1995)
  • The Gratitude of Kings (1997)
Colectii de povestiri
  • The Dark Intruder and Other Stories (1964)
  • The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley (1985)
  • Jamie and Other Stories (1988)
  • Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover (1993)
Serii
  • Atlantida
    • Web of Light (1983)
    • Web of Darkness (1983)
    • The Fall of Atlantis (1987) (omnibus edition of Web of Light and Web of Darkness)
  • Avalon
    • The Mists of Avalon (1979)
    • The Forest House (1993)
    • Lady of Avalon (1997)
    • Priestess of Avalon (2000)
    • Ancestors of Avalon (2004)
    • Ravens of Avalon (2007)
    • Sword of Avalon (2009)
  • Colin MacLaren
    • The Inheritor (1984)
    • Dark Satanic (1988)
    • Witch Hill (1990)
    • Heartlight (1998)
  • Shadow's Gate
    • Ghostlight (1995)
    • Witchlight (1996)
    • Gravelight (1997)
    • Heartlight (1998)
  • Darkover series
    • The Planet Savers (1958)
    • The Sword of Aldones (1962)
    • The Bloody Sun (1964)
    • Star of Danger (1965)
    • The Winds of Darkover (1970)
    • The World Wreckers (1971)
    • Darkover Landfall (1972)
    • The Spell Sword (1974)
    • The Heritage of Hastur (1975)
    • The Shattered Chain (1976)
    • The Forbidden Tower (1977)
    • Stormqueen! (1978)
    • The Bloody Sun (1979)
    • Two To Conquer (1980)
    • Sharra's Exile (1981)
    • Hawkmistress! (1982)
    • Thendara House (1983)
    • City of Sorcery (1984)
    • The Heirs of Hammerfell
    • Rediscovery (1993)
    • Exile's Song (1996)
    • The Shadow Matrix (1997)
    • Traitor's Sun (1999)
    • The Clingfire
      • The Fall of Neskaya (2001)
      • Zandru's Forge (2003)
      • A Flame in Hali (2004)
    • Modern Darkover
      • The Alton Gift (2007)
    • Hastur Lord (2010)
    • Omnibus editions
      • The Children of Hastur (omnibus edition of The Heritage of Hastur and Sharra's Exile) (1982)
      • The Oath of Renuciates (omnibus edition of The Shattered Chain and Thendara House) (1984)
      • The Darkover Saga (a slipcase set containing Hawkmistress, Sharra's Exile; The Shattered Chain; Stormqueen!; Sword of Chaos) (1984)
      • The Ages of Chaos (omnibus edition of Stormqueen! and Hawkmistress!) (2002)
      • The Forbidden Circle (omnibus edition of the Spell Sword and The Forbidden Tower ) (2002)
      • Heritage And Exile (omnibus edition of The Heritage of Hastur and Sharra's Exile) (2002)
      • The Saga of the Renunciates (omnibus edition of The Shattered Chain, Thendara House and City of Sorcery) (2002)
      • A World Divided (omnibus edition of Star of Danger, Winds of Darkover and The Bloody Sun) (2003)
      • First Contact (omnibus edition of Darkover Landfall and Two to Conquer) (2004)
      • To Save a World (omnibus edition of The Planet Savers and World Wreckers) (2004)
  • Glenraven
    • Glenraven (1996)
    • In the Rift (1998)
  • Survivors
    • Hunters of the Red Moon (1973)
    • The Survivors (1979)
Antologii
  • The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine (1994)
  • The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine — Vol. II (1995)
  • Darkover
    • The Keeper's Price (1980)
    • Sword of Chaos (1982)
    • Free Amazons of Darkover (1985)
    • The Other Side of the Mirror (1987)
    • Red Sun of Darkover (1987)
    • Four Moons of Darkover (1988)
    • Domains of Darkover (1990)
    • Renunciates of Darkover (1991)
    • Leroni of Darkover (1991)
    • Towers of Darkover (1993)
    • Snows of Darkover (1994)
  • Greyhaven (1983)
  • Lythande (1986)
  • Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Worlds (1998)
  • Spells of Wonder (1989)
Romane publicate sub pseudonim
  • Pseudonim Lee Chapman
    • I am a Lesbian (1962)
  • Pseudonim John Dexter
    • No Adam for Eve (1966)
  • Pseudonim Miriam Gardner
    • My Sister, My Love (1963)
    • Twilight Lovers (1964)
    • The Strange Women (1967)
  • Pseudonim Morgan Ives
    • Spare Her Heaven (1963)
    • Anything Goes (1964)
    • Knives of Desire (1966)
Poezie
  • The Maenads (1978)
Studii
  • Bradley, M.Z. "Feminine equivalents of Greek Love in modern fiction". International Journal of Greek Love, Vol.1, No.1. (1965). Pages 48–58.
  • Checklist: A complete, cumulative checklist of lesbian, variant, and homosexual fiction in English (1960) and addenda (1961, 1962, 1963).
  • A Gay Bibliography (1975).
  • The Necessity for Beauty: Robert W. Chambers & the Romantic Tradition (1974)
 
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