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Sword of Chaos


First Publication:

New York: DAW, April 1982

Reference edition (in this Web site):

Daw Books, ISBN 0-88677-172-2

"Official" presentation (from Daw Books)

Darkover, the planet of the Bloody Sun, is one of the great triumphs of the imagination. Its people, its sciences, human and non-human, have been brought to life and its legendry has the ring of authentic flklore comparable only to the depth and complexity of the works of Tolkien and Frank Herbert.

Around the novels covering the history of this world - the bestselling books of Marion Zimmer Bradley - there has grown an enthusiastic organization known as the Friends of Darkover. The occasional gaps in history, the explanation of Darkovan myth, occupy their thoughts - and many have tried their hands at tales to fill these marvels out.

SWORD OF CHAOS is a book of new stories about Darkover, edited and introduced by Marion Zimmer Bradley, who has supplied two new stories of her own. In its pages everyone who has thrilled to SHARRA'S EXILE or THE SHATTERED CHAIN will find these stories fascinating, exciting, and very much the authetic Darkover.


  • A Gift of Love by Diana L. Paxson
  • Dark Lady by Jane Brae-Bedell
  • A Legend of the Hellers by Terry Tafoya
  • In the Throat of the Dragon by Susan M. Shwartz
  • Wind-Music by Mary Frances Zambreno
  • Escape by Leslie Williams
  • Rebirth by Elisabeth Waters
  • A Sword of Chaos by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Di Catenas by Adrienne Martine-Barnes
  • Of Two Minds by Susan Hansen
  • Trough Fire and Frost by Dorothy J. Heydt
  • The Way of a Wolf by Lynne Holdom
  • Cold Hali by Aly Parsons
  • The Lesson of the Inn by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Confidence by Phillip Wayne
  • Camilla by Patricia Shaw Mathews
  • Where the Heart Is by Millea Kenin
  • Skeptic by Lynn Mims
  • A Recipe for Failure

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