Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover

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Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover
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Cover of the first edition
AuthorMarion Zimmer Bradley
Cover artistRichard Hescox
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fantasy
PublisherDAW Books
Publication date
Media typePrint (paperback)
LC ClassMLC R CP00841

Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover is a collection of science fantasy short stories by American writer Marion Zimmer Bradley. The stories are set in Bradley's world of Darkover. The book was first published by DAW Books (No. 929) in October, 1993.

The stories are divided into four sections, each preceded by a brief overview of Bradley's thoughts on that category's main subject(s). Some of the stories were previously unpublished, notably the "Hilary" stories that had been intended as drafts for a proposed novel about the character Hilary Castamir. Other stories in this collection originally appeared in previous Darkover anthologies edited by Bradley, although not all of her previous anthology contributions are reprinted here.


  • Introduction
  • "Free Amazons"
    • "To Keep the Oath"
    • "Amazon Fragment" (from the first draft of Thendara House)
    • "House Rules"
    • "Knives"
  • "Hilary"
  • "Rohana"
    • "Everything but Freedom"
  • "Dyan Ardais"
    • "Oathbreaker"
    • "The Hawk-Master’s Son"
    • "Man of Impulse"
    • "The Shadow"