Darkover Landfall (Darkover) [Marion Zimmer Bradley] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Darkover Landfall () is a somewhat routine adventure (with a good dose of social commentary) which, according to internal chronology. When a Terran ship crashed on Darkover, many of the colonists and crew wished to stay and build an Earthlike society on the alien planet. They might be the.

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Please try again later. Camilla’s arc was particularly painful, because, yes, she is being reduced to a walking womb, what’s with the doctor even threatening to sedate her during her pregnancy actually, it does happen oncelike some kind of stupid, ignorant being who needs to be locked for her own good. Sign up to receive offers and updates: A very nice copy of this classic Darkover Novel.

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A very good to near fine copy with light wear and light toning to the text. Greyland also claimed that she was not the only victim and that she was one of the people who reported her father, Walter H. And that happens constantly in this wretched book, even on topics where the male character has no authority to speak of.


Those views are her characters’. She also maintained a large family of writers at her home in Berkeley. This is an amazingly hard book to write. I believe there are other books about Darkover and this one is recognised as not a good ‘un.

One of my favorite books. This is an older printing.

The rampant sexism was appalling. One person found this helpful. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

Darkover Landfall

The dust jacket has bery little shelfwear and is in new mylar. Just a general observation that so much of the early sci fi works have us searching the cosmos for habitable planets to escape to because of what we have done to this planet.

It comes from one or two individuals, at most. I’d have run away to live with the chieri at that point. I read this book a few times during my Darkover period,otherwise known as the ‘s.

It definitely required no prior knowledge of anything, so so far, so good. Not a review of any particular edition.

Book Review: Darkover Landfall, Marion Zimmer Bradley (1972)

Camilla isn’t given any kind of choice. Was this a leading gender studies theory in the 60ss?! The lead male even more so even after claiming to believe in equality.


Ultimately, those on the planet need it to survive. The engineering challenges alone are not even addressed. I wish there was more detail about everyday survival stuff.

I can only assume Bradley knocked this together after pressure from her publisher, possibly whilst bored and stuck at an airport for nine hours. This series spans millennia, as the ship’s descendants populate the world and develop unique cultures and psi abilities.

Darkover Landfall by Bradley, Marion Zimmer

But then a man explains to th Two thirds into this book and I’m setting it down for good. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The people who are shown as the happiest are a group of Celtic back-to-nature colonists, who eagerly embrace lives as farmers and potters, and their community is depicted in heavily romantic terms.

Darkover Landfall was written well after the first of her Darkover novels were published.

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