List of Darkover books

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The following books are set in the fictional world of Darkover and were written, co-authored, edited or started by Marion Zimmer Bradley.

Pub.
Year
Title Reprint(s) Co-Author Darkovan Era Notes
1958 The Planet Savers 1962, 1995, 2004 as part of To Save a World omnibus Against the Terrans
The Second Age
After the Comyn
1962 The Sword of Aldones see Sharra's Exile Against the Terrans:
The Second Age
After the Comyn
Re-written in 1981 and incorporated into Sharra's Exile
1964 The Bloody Sun Rewritten in 1979, 2003 as part of A World Divided omnibus Against the Terrans:
The Second Age
After the Comyn
Book #3 of Spell Sword/Forbidden Tower/Bloody Sun series
1965 Star of Danger 1994, 2003 as part of A World Divided omnibus Against the Terrans:
The First Age
Recontact
1970 The Winds of Darkover 1995, 2003 as part of A World Divided omnibus Against the Terrans:
The First Age
Recontact
1971 The World Wreckers 1994, 2004 as part of To Save a World omnibus Against the Terrans:
The Second Age
After the Comyn
1972 Darkover Landfall 2004 as part of Darkover: First Contact omnibus The Founding
1974 The Spell Sword 2002 as part of The Forbidden Circle omnibus Paul Edwin Zimmer (uncredited) Against the Terrans:
The First Age
Recontact
Book #1 of Spell Sword/Forbidden Tower/Bloody Sun series
1975 The Heritage of Hastur 2002 as part of Heritage and Exile omnibus Against the Terrans:
The Second Age
After the Comyn
Book #1 of Heritage of Hastur/Sharra's Exile/Reluctant King series
1976 The Shattered Chain 2002 as part of Saga of the Renunciates omnibus The Renunciates Book #1 of Shattered Chain/Thendara House/City of Sorcery series
1977 The Forbidden Tower 2002 as part of The Forbidden Circle omnibus Against the Terrans:
The First Age
Recontact
Book #2 of Spell Sword/Forbidden Tower/Bloody Sun series
1978 Stormqueen! 2002 as part of Ages of Chaos omnibus The Ages of Chaos
1979 The Bloody Sun (rewrite) 1994 Against the Terrans:
The Second Age
After the Comyn
Book #3 of Spell Sword/Forbidden Tower/Bloody Sun series
1980 Two to Conquer 2004 as part of Darkover: First Contact omnibus The Hundred Kingdoms
1980 The Keeper's Price (Various) (Various) Anthology of short stories set in Darkover
1981 Sharra's Exile 2002 as part of Heritage and Exile omnibus Against the Terrans:
The Second Age
After the Comyn
Book #2 of Heritage of Hastur/Sharra's Exile/Reluctant King series
1982 Hawkmistress! 2002 as part of Ages of Chaos omnibus The Ages of Chaos
1982 Sword of Chaos (Various) (Various) Anthology of short stories set in Darkover
1983 Thendara House 2002 as part of Saga of the Renunciates omnibus Jacqueline Lichtenberg (uncredited) The Renunciates Book #2 of Shattered Chain/Thendara House/City of Sorcery series
1984 City of Sorcery 2002 as part of Saga of the Renunciates omnibus The Renunciates Book #3 of Shattered Chain/Thendara House/City of Sorcery series
1985 Free Amazons of Darkover (Various) (Various) Anthology of short stories set in Darkover
1987 The Other Side of the Mirror (Various) (Various) Anthology of short stories set in Darkover
1987 Red Sun of Darkover (Various) (Various) Anthology of short stories set in Darkover
1988 Four Moons of Darkover (Various) (Various) Anthology of short stories set in Darkover
1989 The Heirs of Hammerfell The Hundred Kingdoms
1990 Domains of Darkover (Various) (Various) Anthology of short stories set in Darkover
1991 Renunciates of Darkover (Various) (Various) Anthology of short stories set in Darkover
1991 Leroni of Darkover (Various) (Various) Anthology of short stories set in Darkover
1993 Rediscovery Mercedes Lackey Against the Terrans:
The First Age
Recontact
1993 Towers of Darkover (Various) (Various) Anthology of short stories set in Darkover
1993 Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover (Various) Collection of short stories set in Darkover, includes To Keep the Oath
1994 Snows of Darkover (Various) (Various) Anthology of short stories set in Darkover, includes To Keep the Oath
1996 Exile's Song Adrienne Martine-Barnes Against the Terrans:
The Second Age
After the Comyn
Sequel to Sharra's Exile
1998 The Shadow Matrix Adrienne Martine-Barnes Against the Terrans:
The Second Age
After the Comyn
Sequel to Exile's Song
1999 Traitor's Sun Adrienne Martine-Barnes Against the Terrans:
The Second Age
After the Comyn
Sequel to The Shadow Matrix
2001 The Fall of Neskaya Deborah J. Ross The Ages of Chaos Clingfire Trilogy #1 - in progress at Marion Zimmer Bradley's death
2003 Zandru's Forge Deborah J. Ross The Ages of Chaos Clingfire Trilogy #2 - in progress at Marion Zimmer Bradley's death
2004 A Flame in Hali Deborah J. Ross The Ages of Chaos Clingfire Trilogy #3 - in progress at Marion Zimmer Bradley's death
2007 The Alton Gift Deborah J. Ross Against the Terrans:
The Second Age
After the Comyn
Children of Kings Trilogy #1 - in progress at Marion Zimmer Bradley's death
2010 Hastur Lord Deborah J. Ross Against the Terrans:
The Second Age
After the Comyn
Book #3 of Heritage of Hastur/Sharra's Exile/Reluctant King series, set ten years after The World Wreckers - in progress at Marion Zimmer Bradley's death
2013 Children of Kings Deborah J. Ross Against the Terrans:
The Second Age
After the Comyn
Children of Kings Trilogy #2 - in progress at Marion Zimmer Bradley's death
- Children of Kings Trilogy #3 Deborah J. Ross Against the Terrans:
The Second Age
After the Comyn
In progress at Marion Zimmer Bradley's death
- Thunderlord! Deborah J. Ross The Ages of Chaos In progress at Marion Zimmer Bradley's death; sequel to Stormqueen!

Related Books[edit]

The early novels Falcons of Narabedla and The Door Through Space are listed by some sources[1][2][3] as part of the Darkover series (as noted below), but although they presage some themes and images with the main sequence, these do not take place on Darkover, and are in other ways inconsistent with the series. Clute and Nicholls (1995) describes these as "marginally linked" to Darkover[4]

Pub.
Year
Title Reprint(s) Darkovan Era Notes
1957 Falcons of Narabedla 1964, 1988, 1991  ?
(after Terran contact)
Listed by Tuck (1974),[1] Ash (1976)[2] and in certain other Darkover books[3] as part of the series. Clute (1995) describes it as "marginally linked" to Darkover.[4] It is not included in other listings of the series.
1961 The Door Through Space 1965  ?
(after Terran contact)
Expanded from "Bird of Prey" (1957).[1]
Listed by Tuck (1974),[1] Ash (1976)[2] and in certain other Darkover books[3] as part of the series. Clute (1995) describes it as "marginally linked" to Darkover.[4] It is not included in other listings of the series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Tuck, Donald H. (1974). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 64. ISBN 0-911682-20-1. 
  2. ^ a b c Ash, Brian (1976). Who's Who in Science Fiction. New York: Taplinger. pp. 53–54. ISBN 0-8008-8274-1. 
  3. ^ a b c Bradley, Marion Zimmer (1970). The Winds of Darkover. New York: Ace Books. p. 1. OCLC 9263732. 
  4. ^ a b c Clute, John; Peter Nicholls (1995). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. New York: St. Martin's Griffin. p. 154. ISBN 0-312-13486-X.