Bradley, Marion Zimmer (1930–1999)

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Bradley, Marion Zimmer (1930–1999)

American science-fiction writer. Name variations: (pseudonyms) Lee Chapman; John Dexter; Miriam Gardner; Valerie Graves; Morgan Ives; John J. Wells. Born Marion Zimmer, June 3, 1930, in Albany, NY; died Sept 25, 1999, in Berkeley, CA; attended New York State College for Teachers, 1946–48; Hardin-Simmons University, BA, 1964; attended University of California at Berkeley; m. Robert A. Bradley, 1949 (div. 1963); m. Walter Henry Breen, 1964; children: (1st m.) 1 son; (2nd m.) 1 son, 1 daughter.

Well-known sci-fi writer, wrote the "Darkover" series of novels, including The Door Through Space (1961), Falcons of Narabedla (1964), Darkover Landfall (1972), The Shattered Chain (1976), The House Between the Worlds (1980), Web of Light (1982), Mists of Avalon (1983), Heirs of Hammerfell (1989) and Zandru's Forge (2003); other novels include I am a Lesbian (1962), Knives of Desire (1966) and The Catch Trap (1979); also published short-story collections, including The Dark Intruder and Other Stories (1964) and Swords of Chaos (1982).