City of Sorcery Summary
The publication of Thendara House in 1983 and its 1984 sequel, City of Sorcery, mark the highpoint of the Darkover series for many readers. Set during the Golden Age of Darkoverian development, the period of friendship between Darkover and Terra, the two novels depict the partnership of Darkoverian and Thendaran women on Darkover, where their search for intergalactic harmony parallels a quest for bonding and self-knowledge, which can be brought about only by fusion of the two systems. This transcendence, however, is fleeting; shortly afterwards Darkover and its ruling Hastur dynasty are plunged into a period of conservative forgetfulness in which this promise is forgotten.
As a team of Terran and Darkoverian women seeks a fabled lost city where a perfected individual and human community is realized, the visionary ideal of a Utopian sisterhood becomes a possibility. In this city, glimpsed sparkling in the frozen wastelands beyond the Wall...
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Marion Zimmer Bradley Biographies (3)
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Popular fantasy writer Marion Zimmer Bradley (born 1930) is considered a pioneer in the field of woman-based science fiction, creating strong, independent female protagonists in her many popular novel...
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At the time of her death in 1999, Marion Zimmer Bradley was among the most popular writers of her generation. Author of one of the best-loved series in science fiction and fantasy, her "Darkover" nove...
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Marion Zimmer Bradley is a prolific writer of science fiction and fantasy. Born in Albany, New York, she attended New York State College for Teachers from 1946 to 1948 and Hardin-Simmons College, wher...