Sword and Sorceress XIX

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Marion Zimmer Bradley
DAW Books, Jan 1, 2002 - Fiction - 314 pages
3 Reviews
A collection of twenty-five original "sword and sorcery" stories introduces a heroic cast of female characters, including a sorceress who comes up with an ingenious way to cure an entire village suffering from a devastating plague, in tales by Diana Paxson, Esther M. Friesner, Dorothy J. Heydt, and other notable writers. Original.

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User Review  - empress8411 - LibraryThing

Im not even sure where I first picked up one of MZBs Sword and Sorceress books. All I know is I was hooked with the first one. It took me several years to collect all 21, but I loved each one. Some ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

As the first S&S anthology to be published after MZB's death, this one is a little scattered and not particularly well-curated. This is an anthology of extremes - there are quite a few excellent ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
9
WHEN THE KING IS WEAK
25
THE SIGN OF THE BOAR
38
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

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, and made her first sale as an adjunct to an amateur fiction contest in Fantastic/Amazing Stories in 1949. She had written as long as she could remember, 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, although a selection of the Science Fiction Book Club, was "fantasy undiluted". She wrote a novel of the women in the Arthurian legends -- Morgan Le Fay, the Lady of the Lake, and others -- entitled Mists of Avalon, which made the NY Times best seller list both in hardcover and trade paperback, and she also wrote The Firebrand, a novel about the women of the Trojan War. Her historical fantasy novels, The Forest House, Lady of Avalon, Mists of Avalon are prequels to Priestess 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 Patrick Breen; her daughter, Moira Stern; and her grandchildren.

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