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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Putting it back into context: It was one of those fun, brainless books the young teen me read in a day. Was as described and came in a timely fashion. Having wasted a massive amount of time on Darkover, all I can say is get out now, save yourself. Women who couldn’t be allowed to have children had to be given some other work, for the sake of their mental health.

It is, as I said early, an act of great moral courage or an act of madness. If her imagination had only extended to a world in which the colonists weren’t trapped pre-women’s lib, I might even have believed they came from a spacefaring society.

Darkover Landfall

I adored them as a child — until they destroyed thread oops, spoiler! Some have called it a Robinson Crusoe story.

Find Rare Books Book Value. No, I do not. Night settled over the world of the four moons; the dark sun sank in a strange clear twilight and the rare stars appeared. Sign In Register Help Cart. A spotless, seemingly unread copy.


Ewen and Heather don’t even examine her. View all 10 comments. Imbued into the standard colonizing a new world plot are often successful attempts at social commentary at least in the first half of the novel: Learn more about Amazon Prime. Please try again later. Giving a thorough synopsis of the book would give away too landflal of its content.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Aug 21, Steelwhisper rated it it was amazing Shelves: MZB and I have never shared any opinions that I know of. Even now that the planet is supporting six billion-plus lives, we still recognize that a one-child policy restricts human rights, and so it remains unique to the Chinese. Ms Landvall was editing the final Sword and Sorceress manuscript up until the week of her death in September of For Darkover fans, I think it would be a must-read to really understand the origin of the planet’s civilization.

Pretty generally, people before that understood that agriculture is almost entirely a product of artifice, and that ‘nature’ stood OUTSIDE the fields. Bradley wrote many Darkover novels by herself, but in her later years collaborated with other authors for publication; her literary collaborators have continued the series since her death. I remembered it as quite labdfall, and misogynistic.

Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket.


Dec 15, Dan Quigley rated it it was amazing. A particular social contract is forced upon them, out of which they cannot opt.

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

Landfall tells the There has been some debate about how good of writer MZB was. Ah, I suspected it might have to do with a larger story arc…. Dec 21, Chris rated it liked it Shelves: About Marion Landfalll Bradley.

But many of her stories have something, some kind of thorny complexity that really brings her worlds to life.

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They are not allowed to choose their way forward. No doubt some women are offended by the roles of planned breeding that her women characters portrayed. Shall I presume that the colonist-types are also the ones who want to roll back women’s lib?

One after another, the moons climbed the sky; the great violet-gleaming moon, the paler green and blue gemlike discs, the small one like a white pearl. Even now a woman has to fight for the right to take herself out of the gene pool.