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Marion Zimmer Bradley owns the copyright on the Darkover world and all the involved characters. This site does not make ANY claim about Darkover. It is an analysis of the Darkover world, not a fictionnal work derived from the Darkover novels.

My goal is to promote Darkover novels and short stories. I hope that copyright violations won't be considered too harmful compared to the implied free advertisement for Daw and other publishers. That's why I have included what I call the "official presentation" of the novels, which is in fact the presentation text included on the back of the books, without authorization.

For the same reason, I have also included short quotations from novels, introductions, and many other things related to Darkover. This is not a copyright violation as small quotations are authorized by copyright law.

If you disagree with this policy, just send me an e-mail at

Each part of this site which is not the result of a personal work and has been inserted without prior authorization from its author is clearly marked (short quotations use this style and are delimited by double quotes).

The rest of the site is the result of an original and personal work and remains the property of its authors. The author of each page is precisely stated at the bottom of it. The pages may be reproduced and distributed in whole or in part, in any medium physical or electronic, as long as this copyright notice is retained on all copies. Parts of the site that have been included without authorization from their authors can be reproduced ONLY on a whole distribution. Commercial redistribution IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

All translations, derivative works, or aggregate works incorporating any of documents of this site must be covered under this copyright notice and must include this copyright notice. That is, you may not produce a derivative work from this and impose additional restrictions on its distribution. Moreover, you must insert in the derivative work a reference to the original work and you must shortly describe what modifications have been made. IT IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED TO REMOVE POWERED BY PAGES. If you choose to include parts of the site that might include copyright violation, you'll do that at your own risks and under your own responsability.

The site is provided ``AS IS'', without any warranties, including, without limitation, the implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose.

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